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We believe that to be successful, a retailer needs the right merchandise, the right focus and the right people. The right people for us are those who represent excellence, consistently come up with new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new challenges.

We also seek people who share our values:

  • We Strive for Excellence. We hold ourselves accountable and require the highest quality from everyone who is a part of delivering the Saks experience.
  • We are Passionate about our Customer. Our customers are at the center of everything we do. We anticipate and act on our customer's needs in order to better their experience each and every day.
  • We are a Team. Simply put, when we work together, we achieve more.
  • We are Creative. Creativity is the lifeblood of our business. When our Associates have the freedom to explore different ideas and approaches, we keep our brand evolving and improving.
  • We Care. People matter to us, and we value our relationships with our Associates, customers, business partners and investors.
  • We are Honest & Ethical. In all of our interactions, we act in a fair and responsible way.

Not only do we hire Associates from the outside, we also believe in promoting from within. We often cultivate outstanding leaders from Associates who have been with us many years. We offer robust careers at our stores and in our corporate offices, as well as the opportunity to move within the company: from Saks Fifth Avenue to Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH to saks.com.

Merchandising

Being a merchant at Saks Fifth Avenue means spotting the latest trends in luxury merchandise. Career opportunities include buying and planning positions. While our Buyers look for merchandise that makes Saks Fifth Avenue special, our Planners put that merchandise in the right stores at the right time. Planners work with Buyers to drive sales, boost margin and manage inventory effectively. Collaboration is key -- Buyers and Planners are partners. As a company, we've worked hard to make sure that our Buyers and Planners have equal ownership and are truly entrepreneurs in their business.

Sales

What sets our Sales Associates apart?

Saks Fifth Avenue Sales Associates are Professional, Knowledgeable and Authoritative.
Continually striving to improve their expertise, knowledge, and understanding of fashion, Associates have many tools to support professional growth. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Sales Associates are Successful, Renowned and Preeminent.
To meet our high sales standards, an Associate must have the ability to build the kind of professional, value-added relationships our customers expect.

Saks Fifth Avenue Sales Associates are Warm and Friendly, with a Passion for Service.
Our Associates are very positive, engaging people, who are adept at exceeding their customers’ expectations.

Saks Fifth Avenue Sales Associates are Entrepreneurial, Resourceful and Agile.
Our Associates have unsurpassed, state-of-the-art tools to enhance their consultative sales abilities and to quickly meet their customers’ needs.

Partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue, our most successful Associates serve their customers and grow a personal business by combining all that we have to offer with all their relationship-building talents, resulting in highly satisfied customers and substantial income potential.

Store Management

Our store management team is responsible for creating a selling and service culture that delivers the best possible results. They lead by example as they drive performance, maintaining a highly visible floor presence in order to connect with Associates and customers. They are also responsible for motivating their selling teams to achieve selling goals and for keeping morale high, achieving retention standards and recruiting new Associates.

Operations

Our operations team is responsible for driving company profitability by demonstrating fiscal responsibility. This includes creating and managing budgets and expenses, handling logistical operations, protecting company assets and ensuring the facilitation of the selling process. A variety of store line and corporate positions can be found under the Operations umbrella, including Operations Managers, Assistant General Managers of Operations, and Regional Directors of Operations. We also have a number of related opportunities in the areas of corporate finance, credit, store planning and distribution.

HR

A career in Human Resources at Saks Fifth Avenue is a dynamic and versatile one. HR Associates develop expertise in many different areas: recruiting and hiring high performance candidates, coaching Associates to deliver outstanding results, recognizing strong performers and addressing performance issues. They also coordinate training and communication needs, oversee career development programs and direct succession planning. In addition, they ensure Saks Fifth Avenue's total compensation and benefits programs are comprehensive and competitive.

Marketing

Our marketing team supports both merchants and stores with marketing strategies that drive our business objectives. Leveraging customer insights and using the latest database technology, the marketing team includes an in-house advertising agency with creative and production capabilities, and specialists across all core marketing functions. From advertising to events, from direct mail to credit and loyalty marketing, this department develops best-in-class campaigns and programs that keep Saks Fifth Avenue at the forefront of fashion.

Our Business

Saks Fifth Avenue consists of our Saks Fifth Avenue stores, our Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, and saks.com – all of which provide a unique experience to our customers and our employees. Our Saks Fifth Avenue stores offer luxury shopping all across the USA; our Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores offer designer clothes and accessories at outlet prices; and saks.com, is our online shopping experience.

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