What is the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Leadership?
The Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Leadership is an exciting program for high-potential early to mid-career professionals who want to build rewarding careers with Tiffany & Co. Aspiring leaders will begin their journey with an immersive 18-month rotational program in retail management and corporate divisions aligned with merchandising and marketing activities. As a Tiffany Academy Associate, you’ll gain the valuable experience, knowledge, and foundation to become an effective leader and grow a successful career with Tiffany & Co.
What can I expect to gain as a Tiffany Academy Associate?
As a Tiffany Academy Associate, not only will you learn the key aspects of operating and leading within a global luxury company – you will gain critical leadership experiences that will stimulate your professional and personal growth at Tiffany & Co. By the end of the 18-month program, your repertoire of experiences could include: leading a team, providing solutions to in-store challenges, managing cross-functional projects, planning critical sales events and representing a global luxury brand externally, refining the art of client relationship management, collaborating on a global scale, interpreting consumer insights, and influencing business strategy.
What’s the purpose of the rotations?
The Tiffany Academy rotations provide future leaders with a holistic understanding of the business and exposure to cross-functional career paths. Each six-month rotation delivers opportunities that challenge you to think strategically, collaborate across the organization, and develop others with similar and different backgrounds and perspectives. Together, these rotations will provide the building blocks for a long-term career at Tiffany.
What will I learn during the retail rotation?
At Tiffany & Co., retail-management experience is not only valued, it’s critical in being a successful leader in the organization. During the Retail rotation, you’ll join a store management team in the New York metropolitan area where you’ll have the opportunity to lead and develop a team of sales professionals, manage sales activities, recruit for Sales Professional positions, and make recommendations to positively impact performance and results. From day one, you’ll be solving problems, supporting the growth of others, learning the heart of our business, and representing our legendary brand.
What do the corporate rotations entail?
Academy Associates will experience two rotations at Tiffany & Co. headquarters in New York City, with the goal of developing broader and deeper perspectives on luxury retail and the customer experience. As an Associate, you will be immersed in highly strategic merchandising and marketing activities that drive our business through the full product lifecycle and enable us to interpret consumer insights, engage with customers, and tell our brand story.
What training will be provided to ensure success in each rotation?
Before each rotation, formal training will be provided to support Academy Associates in performing the expected roles and responsibilities. This includes learning necessary systems, tools, processes and protocol. In addition, rotation supervisors will provide customized on-the-job training.
What level of exposure will I have to Tiffany & Co. leadership?
Championed by senior leaders throughout the organization, the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Leadership is a high-profile, high-touch program with tremendous emphasis on personal development and career growth. You’ll begin your journey with an already established support network including a direct manager and coach, peer mentors, rotation supervisors and a senior-level mentor. These valuable resources will provide you with customized support throughout the 18-month program and ongoing support as you transition into a post-program position and beyond.
Why Tiffany & Co.?
When you join Tiffany & Co., you’ll immediately understand the sense of pride we all share for the Tiffany brand and heritage. We cultivate a culture that rewards bold thinking, rejects egos, embraces diversity in all its forms, and upholds the highest ethical standards.
In addition to joining a culture of excellence, Tiffany employees enjoy an attractive total rewards package that includes competitive compensation, education assistance and philanthropic efforts, and comprehensive health care coverage and programs that emphasize prevention, wellness and healthy living.
What can I expect after the Tiffany Academy?
As you near the end of your final Tiffany Academy rotation, you’ll work closely with your program manager and mentors to identify and pursue a post-program position within Tiffany & Co. It is expected that the majority of graduates will continue their Tiffany careers in exciting retail management positions, and a good number of qualified candidates are likely to be offered other opportunities in corporate groups including, but not limited to, marketing and merchandising.
As you continue your career with Tiffany, you’ll find that your path can be as unique as you are – whether transferring across divisions, moving to a new global location, or advancing to senior leadership, you are empowered to design and navigate a path that is both professionally fulfilling and personally rewarding.
What are you looking for in a Tiffany Academy Associate?
Being a leader at Tiffany & Co. requires flexibility, agility, integrity, good judgment and the courage to take risks to improve results. The ideal Tiffany Academy Associate possesses all of these qualities in addition to a positive attitude, customer-focused mentality, insatiable curiosity, and a desire to work in a retail environment. Furthermore, as a company that embraces difference, we seek individuals who value different perspectives and backgrounds, and are eager to contribute to and manage diverse teams.
Will the Tiffany Academy sponsor me for a work visa?
No, the Tiffany Academy does not provide sponsorship for work visas at this time.