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Outside Venus Office Venus is one of the up and coming leaders in the fashion industry. We are committed to provide our customers with the leading edge in swimwear and fashion designs. To do this, we need individuals who have the expertise and experience that will help us grow our business and reach our goals.

At Venus, you will find a casual yet professional atmosphere. We believe that our employees as well as our customers are our most important assets. Without one, we could not have the other. It takes all of us working together, doing what it takes to get to the end product. We are all important and no one person can stand alone.

If it’s time for you to make a change, it might be time to consider Venus located near the beach in sunny Florida. Click here to apply or fax your resume to 904-645-5370 or email to jobs@venus.com. EOE


Intimates Buyer (apply)

Summary
Provide leadership driving and managing the Intimates business. Responsible for strategic planning, sales, margin and marketing direction of the brand.

Essential Functions:

Managinging Assortments:
Understand competitive environment, proactively seeking market knowledge through exposure to competitive outlets. Intimate understanding of competition, target customer and the brand specific fashion trends.
  • Lead in identifying merchandising trends, opportunities, and vendors.
  • Lead review and analysis of customer (division) performance on a department, class and item basis.
  • Lead in generating customer (division) support of line and plans by gathering product and performance input, sharing line development direction, and promoting the assortments.
Strategic Planning:
  • Provide strategic direction to line development.
  • Lead in the planning, sign-off and execution of Intimates programs and style plans.
  • Lead in the execution of departmental budget.
  • Lead in the development of a merchandise and business strategy. Lead category business by “outside the box” thinking that connects the lines between financial patterns and market insights to identify opportunities.
  • Work with SVP in execution of seasonal private brand sales vendor margin plans.
  • Communicate to central division the private brand merchandise and business strategies based on the plans.
  • Develop tactics and objectives for each season and meeting.
Marketing
  • Assist marketing in the development of marketing plans and campaigns to support assortments.
  • Develop and follows through on all merchandise relating to visual campaigns.
  • Lead in preparation and product selection for catalog /events.
  • Partner with marketing director on time and action calendar for each season.
Human Resources
  • Provide leadership to central division and product staff through product category expertise.
  • Responsible for job training for all direct reports.
  • Provide leadership, management and development of staff. Leads alignment and collaboration between production, planning, and creative marketing partners across the brand.

Detailed Accountabilities:

Sales / Margin:
  • Accountable for sales, demand and margin targets, recognizing opportunities for incremental growth while managing risk management.
  • Develop financial architecture seasonally in partnership with planning, ensuring line plan and volume optimization aligns the financial framework of the total category strategic goals.
  • Monitor merchandise performance overall (programs, key items, sales, margins.)
  • Lead in providing solutions and taking action to address issues.
Managing Assortments
  • Lead in identifying assortment opportunities and merchandising trends.
  • Review and approve selection of key items and big ideas, including recommended buys and projected sales volume and penetration percent.
  • Communicate to division the merchandising strategies.
  • Lead central division in Intimates assortment and quantity decisions.
  • Work closely with central division on promotional cadence for the Intimates product.
Strategic Planning: Leadership and Strategy
Drives and maintains effective working relationships with members of cross functional teams by being a champion of the category’s strategic vision and ensuring execution of superior results.
  • Write seasonal strategies.
  • Challenge central division plans based on corporate strategic direction and business opportunities.
  • Participate in seasonal Brand Strategy meeting.
Merchandising
  • Identify and address new merchandise ideas, analyzing competitor activity and pricing strategies.
  • Develop pricing and markup strategies and approves retail pricing on all styles.
  • Approve program and style plans prior to Line Previews and Buy Meetings.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Minimum 5 years buying experience / Private Label experience preferred. In lingerie/foundations?
  • Data input with high accuracy rate required

Qualifications:
  • Extremely detailed oriented- Strong analytical and strategic skills.- Strong negotiating and managerial skills.- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent taste level with proven talent to create a cohesive fashion viewpoint.
Travel:
  • Europe: 2x’s per year for assortment alignment and shopping.
  • Domestic: 6 times per year as needed.
Email resume with salary history to jobs@venus.com.
EOE


Associate Product Coordinator (apply)

Summary

Assist in the development and procedural issues of swimwear, swim cover-ups and sourcing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain calendar and track pre-production details, including production of samples.
  • Maintain calendar and track all sample levels (Development, Photo Samples, Adopted styles from testing, Size Run and Fit approvals & Production delivery.)
  • Help communicate with vendors (both fabric and finished garment vendors) on sample information charts
  • Help input all costing & sample information (including verification of import duties and fees based on the country and fabric or garment type)
  • Work with Manager & Swim Purchasing to update production status weekly for all existing purchase for import business.
  • Keep Manager abreast of issues (rejected samples, price changes, fabric changes, delayed deliveries) as they arise so we can share with Swim Merchant and Swim Purchasing Dept.
  • Help to ensure that shipments from vendor to distribution center are on track and on time.
  • Creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting sampling.
  • Help create and manage cover-up fabric library for seasonal reviews by Swim team.
  • Organize and maintain fabric and notion approvals from outside vendors.
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Garment Production cycle timeline
  • Computer skills and how to obtain information from systems. Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of arithmetic, measurement & tech pack process
  • Ability to learn retail math
  • Ability to effectively communicate one's thoughts and ideas in written and verbal form.
  • Be detail oriented with strong follow through.
  • Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks.
  • Set up and maintain files.
  • Obtain information relevant to a problem through questions and discussion, written reports and numerical data.
  • Has good problem solving skills.
  • Organize and prioritize multiple projects
Education/Experience
  • 2 year degree preferably in merchandising and minimum of 1 year progressive experience or combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
  • Professional communication skills including good grammar and spelling. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and employees.
Mathematical Skills
  • Strong basic mathematics and number acumen required.
  • Accurate and double-checks work.
Reasoning Ability
  • Must be logical and practical.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Negotiate with vendors
Physical demands
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Minimal bending
  • Able to lift 35 lbs.
Work Environment
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Some travel might be required.
Email resume with salary history to itjobs@venus.com.
EOE


Jr. Programmer/Analyst (apply)

The Jr. Programmer Analyst assists in development, deployment, maintenance, and support of the company's proprietary resource planning application software. This position also supports software integration and development projects for multiple database systems and interfaces. The analyst evaluates user information system needs and provides recommendations and develops solutions. The analyst performs data analysis in support of ad-hoc and standing customer requests. The analyst is also responsible for QA and testing of various system applications.

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or 2 years experience in programming and system analysis.
  • Above all, ability to learn and adapt proprietary technologies.
  • Work experience and/or coursework related to Relational Database Systems required.
  • Skilled in problem analysis, identification, isolation, and resolution related to application and database systems.
  • Work experience in developing, installing, configuring, implementing, and maintaining application systems, reports, and graphic presentations a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Windows required. Unix a plus.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing technology.
  • Ability to translate technical terms for non-technical persons.
  • Should enjoy both team and independent work and be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed on an occasional basis.

Email resume with salary history to itjobs@venus.com.
EOE


Software Quality Assurance Analyst (apply)
Summary

The Software Quality Assurance Analyst will provide quality assurance and testing support to the software development team at the end of the software development lifecycle. This person will test multiple different ecommerce systems including websites, ERP system, and interfaces. The Software Quality Assurance Analyst will also be responsible to creating and maintaining software development specifications and documentation. This person will also be responsible for performing daily data processing tasks.

Responsibilities
  • Execute test plans to verify adherence to the company's development process and software requirement specifications
  • Develops quality assurance standards
  • Develops, publishes, and implements test plans
  • Must have a working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies
  • Observing, testing, diagnosing and reporting faults in the software
  • Document and communicate testing activities and results
  • Performs manual testing for software functionality and usability
  • Translate user requirements into programming specifications
  • Performance of other duties as required
Qualifications
  • Must have a working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing technology
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed on an occasional basis
  • Have basic understanding of database fundamentals and software development life cycle
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or equivalent QA experience

Email resume with salary history to itjobs@venus.com.
EOE


.NET Web Developer (apply)
Summary

Develop and maintain Applications using ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL Server 2005/2008, JavaScript, SSIS and other web development languages and technologies. Attention to detail with conservative approach to reduce exposure to failure is a must.

Responsibilities
  • Design, develop, and deploy new database-driven web applications, and maintain existing web applications.
  • Develop, test, and maintain information architecture and UI for web-based applications and web site.
  • Collaborate with technical, applications, and operational staff to ensure UI usability and integrity.
  • Assist in projects from idea to mock-up to launch.
  • Apply knowledge of industry trends in Web design best practices, accessibility standards and developments to improve service to our clients.
Requirements
  • 3+ years hands-on experience developing web applications using .NET Frameworks, ASP.NET , SQL 2005/2008
  • 3+ years experience with SQL Server programming including T-SQL, stored procedures, SSIS packages, etc.
  • Proficient with JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, and CSS.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of the Web Development Life Cycle using agile techniques.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently
  • Experience using source control programs

Email resume with salary history to itjobs@venus.com.
EOE


Customer Service Representative (apply)

Answers inbound calls distributed by our automated call distribution (ACD) system. Keys orders, credits, notes, and other data into our Quick Order Processing (QOP) system. Makes outbound calls to customers, when needed.

Job Tasks:
  • Answers questions about product availability, product specifications, pricing, and other questions customers may have about items or orders.
  • Communicates with customers via phone and follows standard procedures for taking orders, catalog requests, catalog name removals, and other requests.
  • Resolves any problems customers had with their order, which includes but is not limited to making financial adjustments, re-shipping merchandise, and expediting an order.
  • Communicates problem resolution to customers and probes to ensure customer is satisfied with resolution.
  • Follows standard processes and procedures for referring an issue to support staff or other departments.
  • Adheres to work schedule, including any overtime that may be required.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed represent the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed represent the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Skills And Abilities:
  • Must possess good keyboarding skills and have experience using websites. Some data entry experience desired. Must be able to key at least 30 WPM.

Email resume with salary history to jobs@venus.com.
EOE