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    careers

    As the brand continues to expand, we're always looking for innovative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals to join our dedicated team. Whether you're pursuing positions in our retail stores, corporate office, design studio or internship program, Tadashi Shoji offers exciting opportunities.

    Please send resumes to careers@tadashishoji.com

    Be sure to reference your desired position/area of interest in the subject line.

    Open Positions:

    Store Manager - Washington DC

    Position Purpose:

    TADASHI SHOJI, a LA-based fashion house is seeking a qualified Store Manager to lead its outlet store in Washington, D.C. This position will oversee all aspects of the business, including: achieving sales objectives, store profitability goals, exceptional customer experience, overall operational excellence, and high performance selling culture.  The Store Manager must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, keeping brand image and standards a constant priority. 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Business Strategy
    • Ensure store’s financial goals are met
    • Lead client service initiatives and support sales team to drive sales by modeling and delivering exceptional customer experience
    • Ensure all Fashion Specialists maintain and utilize client book to proactively drive business
    • Analyze key business indicators to identify challenges and opportunities to coach and develop team and improve selling behavior
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the merchandise; ensure selling staff is well versed in all aspects of product knowledge. Work with internal partners to identify education needs and opportunity
    • Maintain operating budgets while continuously striving to reduce costs

    People Development

    • Responsible for overall networking, recruitment, hire & training high quality management and associates.
    • Set annual goals, administer performance reviews and develop all direct reports
    • Provide ongoing coaching and development to elevate team’s skills and expertise, retain quality staff and develop succession planning
    • Manage and motivate team to achieve sales goals
    • Lead store meetings, conduct monthly one-on-one and annual performance
    • Proactively address and resolve employee issues in a professional manner and in accordance with Company’s policies and procedures; partner with HR as needed.

    Customer Experience

    • Provide an excellent customer experience by setting a high standard of selling behavior
    • Ensure the execution of all visual merchandising standards, directives, and overall store’s cleanliness and organization
    • Foster a positive working environment that encourages teamwork and mutual respect to deliver internal customer experience

    Operations

    • Maintain thorough understanding of all policies and procedures.
    • Support, promote and assume responsibility for loss prevention in all areas of risk management, inventory management and cash controls.
    • Manage payroll and create effective schedules, ensuring adequate floor coverage. Coordinate schedule requests, paid time off, holiday, leave and overtime with HR/Payroll as they occur. 

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • 3-5 years prior experience managing in a luxury retail environment. Must be familiar with operations, merchandising, sales and stock activities.
    • Display vision and leadership skills; proven track record of developing a team and driving business from all facts.
    • Strong analytical skills; ability to understand budgets, sales and inventory planning.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills both verbal and written.
    • Strong independent work ethic, excellent time management skills and high level of integrity. 
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    Store Manager - San Jose, CA

    Position Purpose:

    TADASHI SHOJI, a LA-based fashion house is seeking a qualified Store Manager to lead its location in San Jose, CA. This position will oversee all aspects of the business, including: achieving sales objectives, store profitability goals, exceptional customer experience, overall operational excellence, and high performance selling culture.  The Store Manager must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, keeping brand image and standards a constant priority. 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Business Strategy
    • Ensure store’s financial goals are met
    • Lead client service initiatives and support sales team to drive sales by modeling and delivering exceptional customer experience
    • Ensure all Fashion Specialists maintain and utilize client book to proactively drive business
    • Analyze key business indicators to identify challenges and opportunities to coach and develop team and improve selling behavior
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the merchandise; ensure selling staff is well versed in all aspects of product knowledge. Work with internal partners to identify education needs and opportunity
    • Maintain operating budgets while continuously striving to reduce costs

    People Development

    • Responsible for overall networking, recruitment, hire & training high quality management and associates.
    • Set annual goals, administer performance reviews and develop all direct reports
    • Provide ongoing coaching and development to elevate team’s skills and expertise, retain quality staff and develop succession planning
    • Manage and motivate team to achieve sales goals
    • Lead store meetings, conduct monthly one-on-one and annual performance
    • Proactively address and resolve employee issues in a professional manner and in accordance with Company’s policies and procedures; partner with HR as needed. 

    Customer Experience

    • Provide an excellent customer experience by setting a high standard of selling behavior
    • Ensure the execution of all visual merchandising standards, directives, and overall store’s cleanliness and organization
    • Foster a positive working environment that encourages teamwork and mutual respect to deliver internal customer experience

    Operations

    • Maintain thorough understanding of all policies and procedures.
    • Support, promote and assume responsibility for loss prevention in all areas of risk management, inventory management and cash controls.
    • Manage payroll and create effective schedules, ensuring adequate floor coverage. Coordinate schedule requests, paid time off, holiday, leave and overtime with HR/Payroll as they occur. 

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • 3-5 years prior experience managing in a luxury retail environment. Must be familiar with operations, merchandising, sales and stock activities.
    • Display vision and leadership skills; proven track record of developing a team and driving business from all facts.
    • Strong analytical skills; ability to understand budgets, sales and inventory planning.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills both verbal and written.
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    Fashion Designer

    Position Purpose:

    TADASHI SHOJI, a LA-based fashion house, is seeking an exceptional Fashion Designer. The Fashion Designer must work with a team of designers and fabric developers in Shanghai and LA.  Willing to travel 3-4 times to Shanghai, China a year. The Fashion Designer will work closely with Creative Director and Designers to bring the collection from concept to reality and including but not limited to, conceptual presentations, sketch review, design and guidance through fabric development, spec and fit processes. This position would be primarily based in Los Angeles.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Use creativity to formulate fashion design concepts.
    • Form a vision to portray each seasons inspiration.
    • Generate fresh ideas that are appealing to the target market.
    • Contribute to brainstorming initiatives and gathering ideas to support the team’s creative delivery.
    • Inspire throughout the creative process.
    • Must have a solid knowledge of fabrics and textiles.
    • Must have the ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body.
    • Must have a solid understanding of product construction and production (e.g., finishing techniques, fabrics, trim development, fit).
    • Work closely with pattern making teams to ensure proper fit and proportions.  

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • 2+ years of experience working as Fashion Designer for a fashion company
    • Experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    • Construction knowledge in evening design
    • Fashion Illustration and fabric rendering skill
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing
    • Excellent time and project management
    • Passion, Integrity, & Energy
    • A flexible and open-minded attitude
    • Able to keep up in a fast pace and demanding environment

    When responding please include Resume, Social Media Links, and/or Portfolio Examples

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    Marketing Manager

    Position Purpose:

    The Marketing Manager will drive the marketing strategy for Tadashi Shoji. This role will be responsible for the day-to-day management of global retail & wholesale marketing campaigns, and events by ensuring the development and execution of relevant, engaging and cost-effective initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a responsible self-starter, innovative and detail-oriented. The candidate will be responsible for driving qualified traffic to the stores and E-commerce-site, acquiring new customers, and partnering with their business partners to meet sale goals. Management skills and relationship building is key for ensuring success in this role, as is experience in site & email marketing, promotions and customer acquisition. This person will report to the General Manager.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • New customer acquisition. Market research.
    • Generate engaging retail strategies and initiatives that support brand goals and drive sales related to various needs including store openings, collection and category launches, brand storytelling, consumer activations, events and more.
    • Contribute to store profitability and brand awareness by developing, planning and executing engaging events both in-store and off-site.
    • Provide marketing collateral and promotional materials to support wholesale needs, including market week, trade shows, and account meetings.
    • Identify opportunities with the sales team to drive growth and leverage marketplace trends to develop recommendations that enhance the brand’s position at the retail & wholesale level.
    • Assist with the execution of ad hoc strategic marketing projects as assigned. This may include the development of presentations, communication and action plans to ensure milestones are successfully reached and deliverables are successfully executed.
    • Maintain deep understanding of marketing technologies and trends to react to new insights and behavior shifts.
    • Work closely with consumer insights to understand customer wants/ needs and deliver on those through relevant marketing messaging.
    • Oversee hind sighting and competitive benchmarking to inform marketing strategies, seasonal program effectiveness, planning, campaign execution and process improvement.

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • Background in Marketing & ecommerce (retail/fashion industry preferred)
    • 3-4 years of marketing experience
    • 1+  years of experience managing others
    • Must have a passion for site, promo & email marketing in delivering an exceptional customer experience.
    • Must be comfortable negotiating across multiple groups across the organization and advocating for the customer.
    • Must have a deep understanding of how to use marketing to drive a business, how to prepare for and react to change, and how to provide leadership with information and recommendations needed to make smart, fast decisions.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on gleaning insights and telling a story from data.
    • Ability to manage and measure work effectively and efficiently.
    • Politically savvy with a track record of navigating multiple levels of an organization.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deals with ambiguity, and prioritizes multiple projects.
    • Passion for Tadashi Shoji and the retail/fashion industry and a track record of being customer- focused
    • Track record of successfully managing a team and developing direct reports.

    When responding please include Resume, Social Media Links, and/or Portfolio examples

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    Pattern Maker (First Through Production)

    Position Purpose:

    This role will support the Head Pattern Maker and must demonstrate the ability to effectively carry through the entire first through production patternmaking process, including pattern development, fittings & quality control. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive, organized and detail oriented individual.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Create 1st through production patterns quickly.
    • Participate in fittings, communicate comments and execute corrections.
    • Work closely with sewing, design and production departments, assisting with needs and/or questions.
    • Ensure quality is maintained and construction is accurate throughout the process.
    • Perform additional duties assigned as needed.

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • 5 years+ experience with complete understanding of garment construction, specialty in womenswear a plus
    • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design or comparable program
    • Knowledge of Optitex software, a plus
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, along with a keen eye for detail
    • Positive collaborative attitude and an eagerness to learn, grow and innovate

    When responding please include Resume, Social Media Links, and/or Portfolio examples

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    Sales Executive - Handbags

    Position Purpose:

    TADASHI SHOJI- A Los Angeles-based fashion house, is seeking a skilled Handbags Sales Executive with responsibilities in New York. The Sales Executive will research, identify potential customers, maintain and grow existing accounts in the handbag division. Be able to work efficiently, produce results and both take direction well and be able to work independently. The ideal candidate will be one of the principle Sales Persons for the company’s handbag products; will sell product, analyze weekly sales reports on best sellers, maintain availability of product to sell, project cuts based on current sales and follow up on EDI’s.

    The ideal candidate will contribute to and execute strategies set by the Sales management and General Manager in order to maximize sales and margins, support and promote the brand, where appropriate, and maintain optimal relationships with customers. This position is based out of our New York City showroom.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to cultivation of new accounts and opportunities.
    • Evaluate sales performance against established objectives/guidelines (sales forecast, budget, number of new accounts, gross margins, receipts, markdown allowance, and advertising expense, etc.) and execute plans to exceed targets.
    • Partners with customers to communicate and execute brand positioning and key strategic initiatives for brand, where appropriate; propose and negotiate for optimal placement in store, including, where applicable, in-store shops.
    • Develop reports to analyze business and for product planning.
    • Travel to customer locations to meet with regional leadership and ensure proper in-store execution; participate in trade shows.
    • Present and manage market week appointments.
    • Some travel required.
    • Other projects as assigned.

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 5+ years of sales experience in accessory/handbag industry.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
    • Must have ability to work in a team environment with excellent sales skills.
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Some Traveling Required

    When responding please include Resume, Social Media Links, and/or Portfolio examples

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