The GIII Apparel Group

Director of Retail Development - DKNY, Calvin Klein & Karl Lagerfeld Handbags

US-NY-New York


Director of Retail Development / Handbags

Donna Karan, Calvin Klein & Karl Lagerfeld Handbags

New York City




The Director is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing Retail Development Managers, Regional Coordinators and Brand Managers in the Calvin Klein, DKNY and KL shop-in-shop environment within their region. Additionally, the Director is responsible for meeting and exceeding plans, implementing sales driving strategies, maintaining visual merchandising standards, and developing strong relationships with retail partners to achieve sales results.


About G-III Apparel Group


Behind every great company is an even better story. Ours began in 1956, when Aron Goldfarb came to the United States with a European master craftsman's skill and an unwavering desire to succeed. Aron founded G&N Sportswear, and in 1972 his son, Morris Goldfarb, current Chief Executive Officer, joined the Company.


Today, G-III Apparel Group, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others. G-III also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.


Still located in the center of New York City's Garment District, G-III's goals for the future are consistent with its storied past, to produce great products that enable it to reach a broad spectrum of consumers; partner with nationally recognized brands to appeal to a brand conscious apparel market; and, perhaps most importantly, engage the entrepreneurial spirit that got it here by constantly seeking attractive new licenses and acquisitions to expand its reach and abilities. 



  • Meet sales goals by working with Regional teams, corporate office, and retail partners on a consistent basis to identify and communicate ideas and opportunities to drive sales for the region.
  • Analyze sales reports to determine the needs of the business and set business strategies.
  • Ensure individual sales goals are set for Brand Managers and manage results to ensure peak performance.


  • Train and develop Brand Managers on visual merchandising standards, product knowledge, best practices and selling strategies 
  • Train retail partners on sales strategies, product knowledge, and visual merchandising standards through various monthly, quarterly, and seasonal training seminars


  • Develop clear, consistent, timely, and effective methods of communication with internal and external business partners.

Human Resources

  • Recruit and hire top talent for retail development roles including but not limited to Regional Coordinators and Brand Managers. 
  • Continually evaluate the performance and development of each.
  • Work with Human Resources on a weekly basis to complete payroll, manage PTO and review expenses.


  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in retail training and development, preferrably in accessories.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor's degree required. 


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