February 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Career Corner | Italian Luxury Brand Loro Piana Seeks Student Employees

By Imants Jaunarajs
Assistant Dean of Students for the Career and Leadership Development Center

The Career and Leadership Development Center features job and internship postings for Ohio University students—available through Bobcat CareerLink, including a special opportunity from Loro Piana.

Imants Jaunarajs

Imants Jaunarajs

A sample of job and internship opportunities from Bobcat CareerLink includes:

  • Management Support Specialist – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Arts Administration & Production Internships
  • Biological Field Station Assistant
  • Sports Marketing Internship
  • Camp Counselor and Activity Specialist
  • College Intern – Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Outdoor Special Events Assistant
  • Summer Event internship

Specific Opportunity from Loro Piana

Loro Piana is globally renowned for its devotion to quality, innovation in textile products, unrivaled standards in design, its search for new materials and the quality of its craftsmanship. Loro Piana uses the world’s finest cashmeres, including baby cashmere, and is a specialist in vicuña – a species of animal which Loro Piano has contributed significantly to saving from extinction – and many other exceptional yarns, not least the lotus flower and the exceptionally fine merino wool. At each stage of sourcing and production, Loro Piana combines traditional craftsmanship with the most advanced technology in the pursuit of absolute quality. In 2013, the Loro Piana family chose to sell a majority stake in their family business to the LVMH Group, also known for housing brands Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC), in collaboration with the Italian luxury brand Loro Piana, has created a unique opportunity for students to potentially earn gainful employment with Loro Piana and learn more about the luxury retail industry.

This collaboration between Ohio University and Loro Piana has the potential to provide great opportunities for OHIO students, now and in the future. Loro Piana services the top 30 percent of the top 10 percent and most employees gross a million dollars in sales. This in-store opportunity is unlike other retailers, in that sales professionals work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rather than the traditional retail hours.

A career in the luxury retail industry can be extremely lucrative and Loro Piana would be a great place to start that career.

Please see the job description and the application timeline below for more information.

Application Process/Timeline

Jan. 31 –Deadline for student and alumni resume and cover letter. (Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to by Jan. 31 for full consideration.)

Feb. 4 – Loro Piana visits Ohio University. (Students should hold their calendars for this event.)

RSVP for the Loro Piana Information Session/Networking Event from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 Job Description

Job Title: Sales Professional

Department and Location: Retail, New York City

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Report to: Store Manager

Loro Piana, a leader in manufacturing and distribution of the world’s finest quality textiles, ready to wear, accessories and custom made garments, has an outstanding opportunity available in our Retail Division. We are looking for confident and enthusiastic candidates. They must have a natural selling ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, a great sense of aesthetics, motivation to build relationships and their business, possess a willingness to learn about the brand, and have an appreciation for luxury goods and our exclusive clientele. This is a career opportunity with a best in class company who invest in the growth of talented and hard-working individuals. Salary is competitive plus commission, 401k, and excellent benefits.

General Purpose of the Position: Provide exceptional customer service and sales assistance to specialty store clientele through the development of strong, professional relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve personal sales goal
  • Develop and maintain thorough product
  • Provide exceptional customer service by anticipating the needs of the client and working
    to exceed their expectations
  • Maximize the sales performance by establishing
    strong relationships and gaining insight to the
    needs and lifestyle of the client.
  • Develop active, repeat customer base
  • Maintain accurate, detailed clientele book
  • Provide feedback to store manager on merchandise trends, missed opportunities and issues related to fit and quality
  • Ensure appropriate sales floor coverage and comply with all loss prevention procedures to ensure integrity of inventory
  • Proper presentation and grooming
  • Ensure a respectful selling environment at all times

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion
  • Intelligence
  • Ambition
  • Motivation
  • Strong sense of aesthetics and an interest in fashion
  • Enthusiasm
  • Natural selling abilities
  • Confidence
  • Determination

This in-store opportunity is unlike other retailers, in that sales professionals work 10-6 rather than the traditional retail hours. A career in the luxury retail industry can be extremely lucrative and Loro Piana would be a great place to start that career.

Please send all resumes for consideration to:

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