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  •  Attention RMI Alums!

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
    Charlotte Russe Is Looking for a Pricing Coordinator!
  •  Alums! Stella & Dot is looking for an Inventory Accountant!

    Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
    Have an eye for fashion? Team Leader driven by success? 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 with an entrepreneurial spirit this could be the job for you.

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  •  Attention RMI Alums!

    Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

    Charlotte Russe is looking for a Pricing Coordinator!

    Job Title: Pricing Coordinator
    Department: Merchandise Planning
    Reports To: Merchandise Planner / Manager Merchandise Planning
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


    Our History: Named after the delicious French dessert, Charlotte Russe began its sweet journey in 1975 with the first store opening in Carlsbad, California. Putting a spotlight on women in their teens and early twenties, our store offered access to major fashion trends at value-oriented prices. And over a few exciting decades, the mall-based chain went from 35 stores in Southern California to 500+ stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. Us Today: True to our California roots, Charlotte Russe is headquartered in sunny San Diego with creative offices just a skip up the coast in San Francisco. Among fab, fashion-forward merchandise, we also serve up proprietary Charlotte Russe and Refuge brands that our clientele loves. Check us out online or pop into one of our retail locations to see where all the fabulosity happens. Live. Work. Laugh. In style. We love what we do at Charlotte Russe, and it shows in our employees—amazing, dedicated people with an eye for style. We work together seamlessly—like a great outfit—but we're always on the lookout for superstar additions. If you love fashion and an exciting, innovative workplace, then come join us!

    General Summary
    The Pricing Coordinator collaborates with their supervisor in managing pricing and promotions. Brand promotions and category pricing are critical to the financial success of the business and the management o f its execution, assessment of its effectiveness, and collaborative communication across teams are critical in ensuring promotions go off without a snag.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage, run, and troubleshoot multiple reports critical to the assessment of the business by all business partners in the brand
    • Communicate all changes and updates to promotions with all cross –functional teams
    • Execute all promotions and markdowns in the system
    • Recap weekly promotions performance
    • Manage all pricing and promotion compliance issues from the stores
    • Ac as user liaison for systems issues in regards to pricing and promotions
    • Partner with IT where appropriate to ensure integrity of data used in our systems at all times
    • Maintain all documentation relating to our reporting tools

    Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
    • 0-2 years of retail merchandise planning or inventory management experience
    • Solution driven with the ability to track performance and measure results
    • Self-starter and highly motivated, capable of balancing multiple priorities in a high intensity environment Possess exceptional organizational and time management skills
    • Collaborate across peer group to identify and adopt best practices
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, with aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
    • Ability to influence and effectively negotiate with cross- functional business partners
    • Ability to set priorities and clear objectives that ensure team goals and objectives are met or exceeded
    • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; effective in a variety of presentation settings.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements and how to impact them
    • Passion for fast fashion retail ; possess the agility, attention to detail and sense of urgency required to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  •  Alums! Stella & Dot is looking for an Inventory Accountant!

    Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

    Inventory Accountant
    Have an eye for fashion? Team Leader driven by success? 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 with an entrepreneurial spirit this could be the job for you.
    Stella & Dot, one of Inc 500’s fastest growing companies (, and backed by Sequoia Capital and Radar Partners, is a billion-dollar global brand in the making. 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’s innovative business model combines the best of social selling of luxury goods with e -commerce, retail merchandising and social media. Our mission is to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities for women (and a few good men) by reinventing the category and creating the modern business opportunity, our Social Selling platform. We’ve already created over 16,000 dream jobs that help each of our independent sales entrepreneurs, whom we call Stylists, live more bold and joyful lives. Our Stylists earn meaningful income by selling our irresistible line of jewelry, both online and in person. Stella & Dot is a profitable, cash flow positive, debt-free, dynamic and rapidly growing company with unlimited opportunity. Stella & Dot has been featured been featured on CNBC’s Power Lunch, 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. Visit us at
    JOB MISSION: Your job as an Inventory Accountant is to take initiative and creative thought to a new level in accounting. You’ll be the right-hand person to our Senior Inventory Accountant , and help with processes ranging from the creation of new SKUs with our Inventory Planning Department, tracking receipts/ shipments/ sales of our products, entering in data to our accounting system, and assisting with month-e nd reconciliations of inventory located in our warehouses in the US, Canada and Belgium.
    We are seeking a person who is: Energetic, passionate and motivated Takes direction and can also work very independently, taking responsibility for tasks, deliverables and deadlines Gets “out of the chair” to work with other team members within Finance, and with other departments to collaborate and provide assistance to our team Friendly, cheerful, personable, team oriented – a perpetual optimist Absolutely flawless communications both orally and in writing- no grammatical mistakes Meticulous about spreadsheets and can find the error of $.01 when needed Loves our product, our brand, our manifesto and our mission and would “fall on the sword” when representing our company to others Innovative, creative and takes problem-solving to a whole new level Doesn’t mind, and actually loves, getting hands into details and working with enormous volumes of data.
    • Management of inventory and cost, month-end closing, journal entries preparation, inventory valuation, inventory roll forward, etc.
    • Reconcile inventory, receivables and COGS accounts to general ledger.
    • Monitor systems to assure timely inventory transaction costing in accordance with company
    accounting policy
    • Work closely and proactively with various groups in US as well as the European team to assure that inventory transaction flows smoothly and the accounting is consistent with financial and management reporting.
    • Manage receipt posting, cycle count program, analyze inventory adjustments and assist the warehouses with inventory related issues
    • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls for inventory
    • Assist Accounting team in liaison with external auditors on any issues related to inventory
    • Assist in creation, writing and testing of “Process & Procedure” documents created in the Finance Department, giving feedback and offering suggestions to improve existing procedures
    • Maintain item setup and assist Inventory Planning team with purchase order creation in our GL system.
    Specifically, you should have:
    • BA/ BS in Finance or Accounting, Business Administration or related field
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Web Based Applications
    • Excel knowledge including pivot tables, vlookups, and other advanced database functions
    • Exposure to Great Plains Accounting System and FRx Reporting Tools
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, tact, diplomacy and graciousness
    • Detail-oriented, but able to “see the forest beyond the trees” as well
    • Experience with creating exception-based reports, reconciliation of large volumes of data, and ability to follow through on projects to completion
    • 2-5 years practical experience in the accounting field
    Competitive compensation, including base salary, and performance based annual bonus.
    If you are interested in applying, please go to our website:

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