Founded in 1826, Lord + Taylor is one of the oldest department stores in the United States. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord + Taylor operates 48 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S. and lordandtaylor.com.
Inventing the concept of personal shopping isn’t the only place Lord + Taylor was first: we were the first retail shop to move to the legendary Fifth Avenue, and the first department store to name a woman - Dorothy Shaver - president.
Changing the game is what we do—and we’re looking for outside-the-box thinkers and creative innovators to help lead us into another 200 years of success.
We want to grow from within—that means that wherever you start with us, the sky is the limit. We’ve succeeded by innovating and taking risks, but risk is only good if your team has the values, skills and courage to pull it off. That’s why we’re committed to growing our team members’ skills and offering endless opportunities for them to challenge themselves and take ownership of their career.
We’ve got roles to suit many strengths and career pursuits.
• Stores – From the attractive merchandising of our products, to the purchasing of our great brands and styles, to the care and loss prevention of our stock, our in-store opportunities offer a wide range of career options
• Corporate – The stores may be the result, but the toughest decisions and biggest risks happen at the corporate level. A massive finance team, buyers and planners, marketing and HR… we’ve got it all, and we’ll challenge the brightest business minds to push us forward.
• Distribution Centers – Our logistics team are the best there is at what they do, keeping our customers delighted by the wide array of product accessible at any time.
As soon as you step through our doors, you’re met with a bright, welcoming atmosphere, attractively displayed merchandise, stylish, approachable Associates… and none of that happens by accident.
Everything from the arrangement of our great products to the layout of our many departments is calculated to surprise and delight our customers, cultivating the best possible shopping experience around.
To be the best, you need to learn from the best. The Store Operations Training Program is designed to start you on your path to becoming the General Manager of one of our full-service department stores.
There’s never a dull moment; the program is designed as a rotation through every aspect and every functional business area within one of our stores—and there’s a lot of different roles at each Lord + Taylor location.
You’ll get to flex your leadership muscle, analyze business trends, all while learning the fundamental principles of merchandise planning, visual presentation, and more—with each hands-on step geared towards learning how to ensure that your store is profitable. This is business at its very best: practical, ground-floor operation to best serve the customer and guide your store to glory.
After graduating from this training program, you’ll be eligible for an Area Sales Manager role, and you’ll be on your way. We’ll give you responsibility from day one, and you can prove to us just how far you can take your career.
We know a thing or two about how to build the ultimate retail experience and becoming a leader in the marketplace. And we start by building world-class teams.
Want a real retail education? Our Merchant Development Program is as top-shelf as the brands we carry. It’s the perfect combination of on-the-job experience and intensive training, designed to help merchandisers strut their style while leaving their mark on the fashion world. It’s all about buying and selling the hottest and most fashion-forward looks and offering our customers the finest merchandise.
The MDP will take you way beyond the basics. You’ll be paired with actual industry buyers, planners and category managers who’ll give you assignments and coach you to success in a practical, real-world environment. You’ll oversee the execution of a product based on corporate vision and gain experience with market analysis, competitive shopping, assortment planning, inventory management, merchandise distribution, vendor negotiations, digital marketing, product development and more. Pair this on-the-job learning with classroom sessions and you’ll be ready to fill an assistant role within Merchandising, Planning, or Digital. It’s the first step towards a long-term, exciting and rewarding career.
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What sets Lord + Taylor apart is our people—and we’re looking for fresh talent to lead us into our next adventure. If you’re interested in a career working with the best and brightest retail minds, we’re ready to offer you opportunity and boundless growth potential. With strong, people-oriented customer service, creative individual empowerment, innovation and teamwork as the fabric of our culture, we encourage personal growth and we love to promote from within.
That means when you begin a career with us, you get to take the reins of your career and choose your own adventure.
The current retail landscape is changing faster than ever, and that means we’ve got plenty of adventures ahead. Come start a new adventure with us and help lead us into an exciting frontier.