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  •  Event: The Ethics of Online Price Discrimination

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
  •  MOSEY is Looking for a Sr. Application Architect/Backend Developer!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
    Mosey is an online + mobile ecosystem of user-generated micro-guides. Think of it as a digital platform for friends, influencers and brands to build the perfect 4 hours—like The New York Times 36 Hours, but more digestible and in a socially connected space of following, sharing and experiencing.
  •  Stella & Dot is looking for TWO Inventory Planners!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
    Join a world-class, hyper growth company with a seasoned executive team. Stella & Dot, one of INC 500’s fastest growing companies (rank 67) is a dynamic boutique style jewelry company with unlimited opportunity.
  •  Stella & Dot is looking for TWO Inventory Planning Analysts!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
    Join a world-class, hyper growth company with a seasoned executive team. Stella & Dot, one of INC 500’s fastest growing companies (rank 67) is a dynamic boutique style jewelry company with unlimited opportunity.
 
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News and announcements from the Retail Management Institute.

  •  Event: The Ethics of Online Price Discrimination

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

    This panel discussion will address the legal, economic, ethical, and technological aspects of the increasingly common practice of differential pricing online.

  •  MOSEY is Looking for a Sr. Application Architect/Backend Developer!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Mosey Senior Application Architect / Backend Developer
    Mosey is looking for a senior application architect/backend developer to join our team. Your role
    will be to work with our Development Lead and Product Lead to create an extraordinary web
    platform that delivers an amazing user experience.
     
    Our culture is one of empowering engineers to have creative freedom. In addition to writing high
    quality software, we seek an individual who will embrace: designing features, making intelligent
    product decisions, programming at all levels of the stack, and the wearing of many hats.
     
    We are looking for a talented engineer who shares similar values and who is looking to join our
    family. Above all we look for passionate individuals who enjoy the craft and seek to live balanced
    and happy lives.
     
     
    What you get to do every day:
    - Architect, build, and maintain the server-side of our web application and partner platform.
    - Scale your code smoothly across multiple processes, servers, and databases.
    - Provide solutions designed to be maintainable, secure, fast and future forward.
    - Ability to prioritize and multitask in a workplace where many things are happening at once.
     
     
    What you bring to the role:
    - BS in Computer Science or equivalent and a MINIMUM of 5 years experience developing
    scalable web based systems
    - Strong Software Engineering skills, with the ability to learn and apply new algorithms
    - Experience in using Memcached and writing RESTful APIs
    - Expertise in server side languages, notably: PHP and its associated frameworks
    - Strong MySQL and NoSQL skills
    - Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
    - Able to work in an Agile development environment
    - Knowledge of jQuery, CSS a plus
     
     
    Competitive market rate salary and benefits, plus equity compensation included in employment
    package.
     
    About Mosey
    Mosey is an online + mobile ecosystem of user-generated micro-guides. Think of it as a digital
    platform for friends, influencers and brands to build the perfect 4 hours—like The New York Times
    36 Hours, but more digestible and in a socially connected space of following, sharing and
    experiencing. And with all of those amazing experiences captured, Mosey is a destination, a
    search engine, for local experiences anywhere in the world.
     
    A great date night? A leisurely Sunday morning? After work with friends? Follow those you trust
    for their insider view or be the guru and make a Mosey for others to see and experience.
     

    Interested parties should contact myra@mosey.com

  •  Stella & Dot is looking for TWO Inventory Planners!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Inventory Planner
    Join a world-class, hyper growth company with a seasoned executive team. Stella & Dot, one of INC
    500’s fastest growing companies (rank 67) is a dynamic boutique style jewelry company with unlimited
    opportunity. Our mission is to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities in direct sales by reinventing
    the category. Think a modern day and stylish version of Mary Kay, blended with social networking and
    ecommerce. Stella & Dot has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, on The
    View, The Today Show, and in countless fashion magazines such as InStyle and Lucky.
    If ‘mediocrity’ and ‘just good enough’ make you cringe, if you are a brilliant, energetic, organized,
    creative, self-motivated and ready to take charge in a key role at an innovative company, this could be the
    career for you. Please read more about us at stelladot.com.
    Brief Description:
     
    The Inventory Planner at Stella & Dot will assist in all purchasing and is responsible for the availability
    of products from all suppliers to meet customer service level goals while simultaneously maintaining
    inventory level objectives. This position will continually work to reduce lead times, improve product
    turns, improve customer service levels, maintain efficient inventory levels and eliminate excess and
    obsolete stock.
     
     
    Description:
     
    The position requires someone with functional experience including: inventory planning methodologies
    as they apply to the demand planning, the ability to analyze and process large amounts of data, and strong
    quantitative and analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems. The ideal candidate must be able
    to multi‐task with the ability to manage projects with a strong attention to detail, give and receive
    feedback, and possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
     The Inventory Planner assists in the development, execution and communication of merchandise
    financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives
    of a division/department.
     Assist in managing the financial success of a division/department or class by meeting sales, gross
    margin and inventory productivity goals.
     Analyze historical data and current trends. Identify risks and opportunities by
    division/department or class and solicit ideas for issue resolution.
     Participate in formulation of pre-season strategy with merchant Create pre-season financial sales
    and inventory plans by department, classes and/or style.
     Participate in reconciliation of top-down to bottom-up plans.
     Recap and review actual sales performance weekly/monthly to plan.
     Re-project in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly basis.
     Identify risks/opportunities and develop action plans to achieve financial goals (open to buy).
     Re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet financial goals.
     Partner with Manager in managing division level markdowns and strategies.
     Communicate financial results to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis.
     Able to build and maintain productive relationships with planning and cross-functional teams
    Provide manager with timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs.
     
     Actively participate in company sponsored planner training programs.
     
    Qualifications:
     Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
     Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
     Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
     Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
     Able to build and maintain productive relationships
     Technology proficiency, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications
     Proficient in Microsoft Excel
     Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
    2+ years analytical experience, preferably in a specialty retail
    2+ environment eCommerce experience strongly preferred
     
     
    If you are interested in applying, please go to our website: http://www.stelladot.com/about/careers.
     

  •  Stella & Dot is looking for TWO Inventory Planning Analysts!

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Inventory Planning Analyst
     
    Join a world-class, hyper growth company with a seasoned executive team. Stella & Dot, one of INC
    500’s fastest growing companies (rank 67) is a dynamic boutique style jewelry company with unlimited
    opportunity. Our mission is to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities in direct sales by reinventing
    the category. Think a modern day and stylish version of Mary Kay, blended with social networking and
    ecommerce. Stella & Dot has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, on The
    View, The Today Show, and in countless fashion magazines such as InStyle and Lucky.
    If ‘mediocrity’ and ‘just good enough’ make you cringe, if you are a brilliant, energetic, organized,
    creative, self-motivated and ready to take charge in a key role at an innovative company, this could be the
    career for you. Please read more about us at stelladot.com.
    Brief Description:
     
     
    The Inventory Planning Analyst assists in the development, execution and communication of
    merchandise financial plans and the associated administrative duties. This position reports to the VP of
    Inventory Planning and will work in our San Bruno, CA HQ.
     
     
    Description:
     
    The position requires someone with the ability to analyze and process large amounts of data, and strong
    quantitative and analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems. The ideal candidate must be able
    to multi‐task with the ability to manage projects with a strong attention to detail, give and receive
    feedback, and possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
     The Inventory Planning Analyst assists in the development, execution and communication of
    merchandise financial planning, administration and strategies that support the merchandising,
    marketing, and financial objectives of a division/department.
     Assist in managing the financial success of a division/department or class by meeting sales, gross
    margin and inventory productivity goals.
     Enter and analyze inventory data using Excel
     Analyze historical data and current trends. Identify risks and opportunities by
    division/department or class and solicit ideas for issue resolution.
     Participate in formulation of pre-season strategy with merchant Create pre-season financial sales
    and inventory plans by department, classes and/or style.
     Partner with Inventory Planners in creating pre-season financial sales and inventory plans
     Participate in reconciliation of top-down to bottom-up plans.
     Recap and review actual sales performance weekly/monthly to plan.
     Re-project in-season sales and inventories on a weekly/monthly basis.
     Identify risks/opportunities and develop action plans to achieve financial goals (open to buy).
     Re-forecast sales and manage inventory for all basic styles to meet financial goals.
     Partner with Planners in managing division level markdowns and strategies.
     Communicate financial results to manager and cross-functional team on a weekly basis.
     Able to build and maintain productive relationships with planning and cross-functional teams
     Provide manager with timely feedback on personal developmental and training needs.
     
     Actively participate in company sponsored planner training programs.
     
    Qualifications:
     Excellent knowledge of Excel
     Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
     Demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills
     Possesses an ability to understand financial measurements and how to impact them
     Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
     Able to build and maintain productive relationships
     Technology proficiency, including the ability or aptitude to learn technical applications
     Proficient in Microsoft Excel
     Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
    0-2 years analytical experience, preferably in a specialty retail
    0-2 years experience in an ecommerce environment experience strongly preferred
     
    If you are interested in applying, please go to our website: http://www.stelladot.com/about/careers
     

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