What is the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Retail Leadership?
The Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Retail Leadership is an exciting program for high-potential early to mid-career professionals who want to become the next generation of retail leaders at Tiffany & Co. The 18-month rotational program provides an immersive development experience to help you learn the intricacies of the business, build a network of advocates, and grow a successful career with Tiffany.
What can I expect to gain as a Tiffany Academy Associate?
As a Tiffany Academy Associate, you will learn the key aspects of operating and leading within a global luxury company and gain critical leadership experiences that will stimulate your professional and personal growth at Tiffany. Through the 18-month program, you’ll create and lead teams, provide solutions to in-store challenges, manage cross-functional projects, plan critical sales events, represent a global luxury brand externally, refine the art of client relationship management, and influence 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 provide the building blocks for a long-term career at Tiffany.
What will I learn during the retail rotation?
During your retail rotations, you will join a store management team where you will have the opportunity to lead and develop a team of sales professionals, manage sales activities, support seasonal recruitment, and make recommendations to strategically impact performance and results. During your first retail rotation, you will also lead a challenging project that will elevate Tiffany’s in-store experience, and present your work to senior management. From your first day, you will be solving problems, supporting the growth of others, learning the heart of our business, and representing our legendary brand.
What will I learn during the corporate rotation?
The corporate rotation will support your understanding of Tiffany’s core business by providing broader perspectives on luxury retail and the customer experience. During this rotation, you will be immersed in activities that support our retail business success, such as replenishment and assortment planning, and category marketing. Your contributions to your team will enable Tiffany to interpret consumer insights, engage with customers, and tell our brand story.
What training will be provided to ensure success in each rotation?
Before the first and second rotations, 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 Retail Leadership is a high-profile, high-touch retail leadership 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 coaches in each rotation, rotation supervisors and a senior-level mentor. These valuable resources will provide you with customized support throughout the 18-month program, and ongoing support throughout your career with Tiffany.
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.
What can I expect after the Tiffany Academy?
After successful completion of the program, our team will support you as you explore open positions in one of two business areas: retail store leadership or corporate. The majority of Associates will be hired into the retail store leadership area. High performing candidates in retail will be eligible to apply for retail manager roles in one of our stores, which are amongst the most important jobs in our organization. High performing candidates hired into corporate business areas will explore roles such as Senior Analysts in Category Marketing or other corporate functions.
As you grow your career with Tiffany, you will find that your path can be as unique as you are. 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 retail leader at Tiffany requires flexibility, agility, integrity, strategic thinking, 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 strong desire to work in a retail store 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.
Ready to take the first step toward a life-changing career with Tiffany? Apply for the Tiffany Academy now to be considered for one of the coveted September 2017 openings.