Michael Stars

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Production Assistant

Job Summary:

The main function of this position is to assist the production department with daily administrative functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of spreadsheet listing current inventory of markers and samples issues for production
  • Assist with maintaining inventory
  • Order care labels and prepare trim for distribution to sewing contractors
  • Tracking inventory of frequently used trims
  • Assist in the actualizing of all cuts have and revision of cuts and yield when necessary
  • Run daily report assuring that all cut have been actualized with the correct fabrics and yield
  • Update production spreadsheets that track all cut that have been issued or on hold

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent working experience
  • 1-2 years in an administrative/clerical role
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Regularly verbal and written communication skills
  • Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 8:00AM- 5:00PM

Associate Designer

Job Summary:

Responsible for designing all categories of the product line and ensuring perfect fit into production. Assist the Designer with development of styles for the line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop the Michael Stars product lines according to market trends and the Michael Stars vision
  • Research trends and bring in new ideas through: competitive shopping; textile shows; reviewing trend services, tear sheets, magazines, trade journals and websites
  • Assist in the development of 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 fittings as needed
  • 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
  • Assist with creating tech packs
  • Meet all events/deadlines on design calendar
  • Illustrator and free-hand flat sketching
  • Research trims, fabrics and sourcing
  • Make product presentations to internal team members
  • Coordinate samples for special appointments
  • 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, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • 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

Freelance Contemporary Designer

Job Summary:

Women’s Freelance contemporary designer needed for Michael Stars.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with women's tees, sweaters and wovens
  • Must know Gerber V8, WebPDM, Excel,
  • Flexible availability to come in on weekly basis for fittings, etc
  • Must be able to create own pattern cardsMust be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with sourcing women's fabrics, utilizing Michael Stars’ fabrics and imported sweaters
  • Experience in contemporary market
  • Must know patterns first through production
  • Experience with Organic Fabrics a plus

Assistant Shipping Manager

Job Summary:

Oversees all aspects of the warehouse/ shipping team, processing and prioritizing orders, quality control and inventories.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that merchandise is available and protected for all major & priority accounts
  • Communicates to appropriate warehouse personnel any information pertaining to corporate changes and/or plans that may affect them
  • Assists in creating and analyzing all warehouse processes and systems/ develops and implements new ones as needed in collaboration with the General Warehouse Manager
  • Ensures that all safety programs and policies are being followed by all employees in area.
  • Schedules the drivers
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) both written & oral.
  • Very motivated and be able to motivate and lead others
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Positive attitude, adaptable to changes and able to think outside the box
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in a discrete manner
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of management
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Must have at least 2-3 years of Warehouse management experience
  • Must have at least 2-3 years of supervisory experience
  • Must demonstrate good judgment
  • Must be able to multitask and in lots of different kinds of work

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

Job Summary:

Manage all social media platforms and copy writing efforts to deliver a consistent “voice” appropriate for the brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall content strategy to drive a clear and consistent brand message through web content, email blasts, product descriptions, collateral and social networking avenues
  • Manage calendar, deadlines and asset coordination for social media and copy-related projects requiring heavy collaboration with multiple internal departments
  • Create strategic social media plan and daily posting content to increase brand visibility and growth while engaging fans
  • Monitor customer responses on social presences including troubleshooting issues as they arise through all social media avenues including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and blog
  • Partner with key departments including PR, Marketing, Retail, Wholesale and Licensing to ensure appropriate brand messaging across corporate communications
  • Partner with key online influencers and brand advocates for partnership opportunities
  • Daily posts on blog to drive consistent traffic to site, build brand awareness and create interest
  • Conduct routine research to understand competitors as it relates to content and social media strategy
  • Attend off-site events and photo shoots as necessary to garner content for social platforms
  • Compile weekly reports to measure results and optimize strategy and tactics

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • 1-2+ years social networking experience - fashion and/or beauty experience a plus
  • Exceptional skill in writing, rewriting, copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in photoshop and graphics design a plus
  • Must have experience with social media/blogs and be willing to produce examples of work
  • Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Absolutely must love fashion, as well as be well versed in the fashion business
  • Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment, while working independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in creating and editing documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient in Outlook and Internet Savvy

Internships

PR & Marketing Internship (School Credit Only)

Job Summary:

Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of fashion PR and marketing projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist in fulfilling sample requests and returns for magazines
  • Monitor press coverage including tagging ads and edits, tracking competitive editorials and distributing magazines
  • Maintain and update all PR/Marketing status charts and files
  • Assist with blogger outreach program including pulling/shipping gifts and monitoring online coverage
  • Support planning and execution of events and promotions
  • Research competitor promotions and events
  • Prepare charitable silent auction donations as needed
  • Support fulfillment for in-store events and mailers
  • When necessary, assist in social media programs and competitive analysis
  • Overall support of the Public Relations & Marketing department

Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing degree in relevant field
  • Should have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be available two full days per week
  • Must receive school credit
  • Strong follow through and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask

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