Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Retail Leadership - Merchandising Track

Tiffany & Co. - New York, NY3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $110,000 a year
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Overview
Now is Your Moment…to grow as a leader with the world’s most iconic luxury brand.

Tiffany and Company is accepting applications for its 2019 Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Retail Leadership, a program for high-potential early to mid-career professionals who want to join the next generation of retail leaders at Tiffany.

To be a retail leader at Tiffany means to embrace and master a wide range of roles and responsibilities. You’ll be a mentor, partner, expert, coach, teammate, community liaison, and one of the most visible brand ambassadors of the company.

As an iconic luxury brand, we seek candidates who are eager to:

Apply their passion to lead in a client-facing environment
Develop business acumen by learning the foundational knowledge necessary to make meaningful contributions across multiple functions of the company
Demonstrate innovation, integrity, and personal agility
Embrace a growth mindset as you take on progressively more challenging roles, including lateral cross-functional moves and higher levels of responsibility as you grow your career at Tiffany
Have the career aspiration to lead and develop people
Lead and participate in strategic projects and get results in a variety of roles and experiences

Aspiring leaders selected for this program will experience an immersive, 18-month rotational program with three rotations supporting our retail business —one as a member of the store management team and two rotations in a corporate function in Merchandising. In addition, the Academy includes, customized activities such as executive mentoring, participation in business-critical projects and leadership development training.

As a Tiffany Academy Associate, you will gain the valuable experience, knowledge, and foundation to become an effective retail leader and grow a successful career with Tiffany. Apply now to be considered for one of the coveted September 2019 openings.

Tiffany Academy Experience

Tiffany Academy rotations provide future leaders with insight into our business and opportunities for you to realize your full potential as a leader. Each six-month rotation delivers opportunities that will challenge you to think strategically, collaborate across the organization, and develop others with varying backgrounds and perspectives. Together, these rotations provide a well-rounded immersion into the business with the goal of preparing you for a long-term career at Tiffany.

As you grow your career with Tiffany, you will find that your path can be as unique as you are. You are empowered to design and navigate a path that is both professionally fulfilling and personally rewarding.

After successful completion of the program, our team will support you as you explore open positions in Merchandising. Please note that full-time placement may occur at any time during the 18-month program.

Responsibilities
The following provides an overview of the rotational experience, including potential roles and responsibilities:

Retail Management Rotation: At Tiffany, retail-management experience is highly valued and critical to being a successful leader in the organization. As a customer-centric organization, we believe it is critical for you to understand our retail business and how it is constantly evolving. As an Academy Associate, your first rotation will be in one of our retail locations in the NY/NJ metro area.

During your retail rotation, you will join a store management team where you will have the opportunity to lead and develop a team of sales professionals, manage sales activities, support seasonal recruitment, and make recommendations to strategically impact performance and results. During your first retail rotation, you will also lead a challenging project that will elevate Tiffany’s in-store experience, and present your work to senior management. From your first day, you will be solving problems, supporting the growth of others, learning the heart of our business, and representing our legendary brand.

Corporate Rotation: The second rotation will be in a corporate function at the Tiffany headquarters in New York City, with the goal of developing broader perspectives in luxury retail and the customer experience to support your understanding of Tiffany’s core business. During these rotations, you will be immersed in activities that support our retail business success, such as merchandising or marketing. Your contributions to your team will enable Tiffany to interpret consumer insights, engage with customers, and tell our brand story.

Please note, your third rotation will be in Merchandising.

Qualifications
The Tiffany Academy is an experiential development program that requires hard work, flexibility, agility, integrity, strategic thinking, and the courage to take risks. The ideal candidate possesses all of these qualities, in addition to a positive attitude, customer-focused mindset, insatiable curiosity, and a strong desire to work in a retail store environment. Furthermore, as a company that embraces difference, we seek individuals who bring different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and are eager to contribute to and manage diverse teams.

Required qualifications

Authorized to work in the U.S.
3-4 years of professional work experience
Flexibility to travel required at all stages of the program and to grow your career
A bachelor’s degree with solid academic record
Understanding of and willingness to adapt to retail hours, lifestyle, and demands
Flexibility to work in various roles based on business needs (i.e., on the sales floor, operations, etc.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows environment - Excel experience required
Strong analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated ability to collaborate productively and ability to lead in a team environment
Strong decision-making skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
Previous merchandising experience
For more information, please visit: http://www.tiffanycareers.com/job-opportunities/tiffany-academy-2/

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