Michael Stars

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Job Opportunities

Designer (Freelance or Full Time-TBD)

Job Summary:

Responsible for designing all aspects of the line tees and woven’s and ensuring perfect fit into production.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop the Michael Stars Women’s tees, Dresses, silks, outerwear, and lifestyle product line according to market trends and the Michael Stars vision (contemporary, upscale, and lifestyle)
  • Research trends and bring in new ideas through: competitive shopping; textile shows; reviewing trend services, tear sheets, magazines, trade journals and websites
  • Partner to develop the seasonal color palette from lab dip to pre-production; create layouts analyzing trends of both style and color for each season and group for both store, department store, boutique, and showroom use
  • Communicate with assistant and tech designer to perfect sketches, specs, and tech packs
  • Attend all fittings. Correct garments to meet Michael Star’s aesthetic and customer profile.
  • Approve all drapes and fits to production.
  • Review reports from shows, majors, re-orders and merchandising
  • Partner with tech design and merchandising to develop cost saving, mass-marketable and quality control friendly alternatives and ensure all details are discussed and understood
  • Ensure all events/deadlines on design calendar are met
  • Illustrator and free-hand flat sketching
  • Assist in coordination of styles and color picks for each ad campaign; attend photo shoots to assist stylist and ensure styling details are featured true to life; preparing samples for photo shoot
  • Source new fabrics and trims for each season.
  • Make product presentations to internal team members
  • Coordinate samples for special appointments
  • Research and develop trend. Create seasonal mood boards
  • Create artwork for prints and graphics, and also select bought artwork from studios
  • Re-color artwork
  • Comment on and approve lab dips
  • Attend and participate in all sales meetings, calendar meetings etc...
  • Travel and shop stores bringing trend first to Michael Stars
  • Manage Design Assistant’s work flow.
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • AS or BA Degree from Art and Design College
  • Creative visionary with a minimum of 5 years design experience within the contemporary market
  • Proficient at Microsoft office and Illustrator
  • Ability to handle multi-faceted projects with strong follow through
  • Able to work independently, as well as collaborate as a team player
  • Must have own transportation to conduct job related errands and pick ups

Sales Leads - Multiple Stores

  • Corte Madera, CA
  • Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA

Job Summary:

The Sales Lead is responsible for achieving personal sales goals, displaying leadership on the sales floor, as well as properly opening and closing the store, in addition to assisting Store Management as needed with operational tasks.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed the expectations based on the Retail Performance Indicator Ratings (PIRs)
  • Supervise and motivate Sales Associates to drive sales
  • Address any and all customer service issues as needed
  • Greet each and every customer and courteously answer customer questions
  • Discuss merchandise with customers and suggest items that fit into each customer's unique style
  • Monitor fitting rooms by attending to customer needs while being conscious of loss prevention
  • Complete customer orders via phone and email including follow up on special requests and inter-store transfers
  • Maintain appearance standards of the sales floor area by keeping it stocked and organized
  • Perform point of sale transactions
  • Help when needed to replenish the sales floor or specific merchandising projects
  • Maintain personal appearance in accordance with the Company dress code
  • Follow correct procedure for opening and closing store
  • Maintain organization and neatness of cash wrap and stockroom
  • Coordinate the daily cleaning of the entire store
  • Respond to inter-company requests such as transfers and returns
  • Utilize loss prevention procedures in order to minimize shrink
  • Supervision of Sales Associate when Store Manager and/or Assistant Manager are not available

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 years of previous retail experience, preferably in a soft goods apparel environment
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and sales skills
  • Able to lead in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Brief knowledge of PC applications
  • Some experience with retail POS/inventory computer systems
  • Maintain positive team morale
  • Maintain composure and professionalism under pressure while meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines
  • Must be able to work 16-40 hours per week part-time or full-time, including early mornings, evenings/nights, weekends, and/or holidays, as well as overtime as needed by management
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear
  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Visions requirements: close vision, distant vision, as well as ability to adjust and focus

Please specify which store you're applying for.

Internships

Advertising Intern (School Credit Only)

Job Summary:

Michael Stars is looking for a school credit intern to join their Advertising Department. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in assisting with advertising, photo shoots, and photo shoots post production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Advertising

  • Maintains magazine library
  • Tag all ads in publications
  • Pull inspiration tears from all magazines
  • Update/maintain advertising contacts

Photo Shoots

  • Seasonal trend research/reporting
  • Assist Advertising Coordinator with reports and presentations
  • Assists with pulling photo shoot samples
  • Assists with photo shoot planning: model castings, and liaison to shoot producer

Photo Shoots Post-Production

  • Coordinate delivery of hard drive to corporate
  • Create seasonal binder, print out contact sheets and distribute images to specified departments

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing degree in relevant field
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Absolutely must love fashion – prior internships in beauty or fashion are a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must receive school credit for internship

E-Commerce Web Intern

Job Summary:

To assist with executing and implementing operational components of the Michael Stars e-commerce platform and website. This position reports to the E-Commerce Web Manager who will serve as mentor throughout the duration of the internship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update Michael Stars website
  • Code and release email blasts
  • Manipulate digital files
  • Conduct routine quality control
  • Assist creative services with online marketing materials (email creative, banners, etc.)
  • Partner with key departments including PR, Marketing, Retail and Wholesale for online related projects

Qualifications:

  • Design courses preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Intermediate knowledge in HTML and FTP client software
  • Knowledge of social media and blogging platforms
  • Proficiency in creating and editing documents in Microsoft Word and Excel

Visual Merchandising Intern (School Credit Only)

Job Summary:

Support the Visual Merchandiser in all aspects of all visual merchandising elements within the field, including development and implementation of window displays, marketing elements, floor sets, and overall aesthetics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with window display installations and floor sets
  • Assisting with the sourcing of propping, store fixtures and store hardware
  • Requesting, coordinating and organizing weekly and monthly photographs of stores
  • Coordinating the shipment of propping, images and supplies to all stores
  • Organizing the storage and disposal of past propping
  • Assist with providing continuous communications to stores regarding visual standards, propping, floor sets, etc.
  • Assist in planning, compiling information and photos and assisting in data entry for monthly Visual Merchandising Guide that determines detailed placement of product for the retail locations
  • Assists with new store openings (ordering supplies/ fixtures, assisting in window displays and floor sets)
  • Communicate with PR and Creative Services on requests for in store signage
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing degree in Visual Communications
  • Knowledge of retail
  • Proficiency in creating and editing documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, ability to deal with strong personalities while maintaining high degree of professionalism
  • Proficient in Outlook and Internet Savvy
  • Part-time, flexible schedule

Physical Demands:

  • Communicate with staff.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms.
  • May be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision requirements: close vision, distant vision and ability to adjust and focus.
  • Must own your own vehicle and have a valid driver's license with proof of insurance

Design and Merchandising Interns

Michael Stars is looking for unpaid interns for their Design and Merchandising departments

Job Summary:

The Design/Merchandising Intern will provide support to the Design/Merchandising Department. There will be a variety of different responsibilities most of which will require an extremely high level of attention to detail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and pull samples from archive/production
  • Create concept boards and inspiration books
  • Maintain trim/fabric library and create new trim/fabric cards
  • Preparation for Design/Merchandising meetings
  • Choosing pantone colors for collateral
  • Maintain racks in the design conference room
  • Organize sample room and design conference room
  • Pull blanks / damages from production dept for novelty use
  • Scan images and make photocopies for lookbooks and linesheets
  • Assist with sample sales, as needed
  • Fill out fabric testing forms
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Design or Merchandising
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Must be able to work well under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Positive, cheerful, team-oriented attitude
  • Proficiency in creating and editing documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient in Outlook and Internet Savvy
  • Part-time, flexible schedule

Buying Internship

Michael Stars is looking for a school credit intern to join their Buying Department. Students will receive hands-on experience by directly supporting the Buying Team. Responsibilities will include: assisting with monthly recaps, building trend boards, and organizing reports and product knowledge binders.

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing degree in Fashion Merchandising/related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Should have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must receive school credit.
  • Strong follow through
  • Ability to multitask