With its vibrant fashion culture, some might say that Toronto is to Canada what Milan and Paris are to Europe and New York is to America. The fashion industry in Toronto is gaining notoriety around the world, and is slowly establishing itself as a leader in the fashion industry. Needless to say, there are a number of positions in the industry that get paid very well, and a career in fashion and retail in Canada’s largest city can prove to be a very promising one. While there are many designations and roles in the intricate world of fashion and retail, these are the highest paying among those job roles:
Needless to say, the captain of the ship takes home the largest portion of the haul. However, this does not mean that the job of a fashion director is easy – there is a reason that they get paid so high! The position requires one to take on a leadership role and define a vision, and that takes a lot of effort, patience and hard work. However, it also is an equally rewarding position to have, because countless people look to your guidance in fashion. Besides, it is also a fulfilling feeling to know that your words today have the power to shape the fashion trends of tomorrow.
A retail buyer has the challenging job of maintaining inventories staying abreast with the market changes, and procuring the materials and goods that are going to be sold in retail. This may sound easy, but the nuances of getting the right goods in the right quantities at the right time without incurring too much cost or losing too much money can be a very stressful task.
Working closely with the retailer is the merchandiser. While the retailer is responsible for procuring the goods into the company or retail store, the merchandiser is responsible for making them visually appealing in stores to push sales. As such, the two work hand-in-hand with each other, and their co-operation is what makes the business run seamlessly and smoothly.
In the marketing department, a manager is in charge of how a brand is conveyed to the public. This means they oversee all the branding and advertising campaigns which correlate to sales. In roles with large conglomerates or corporate companies it’s not surprising to see salaries in the six-figures.
Having the responsibility of the entire store on his shoulders, the store manager plays a pivotal role in retail. He or she is the face of the company to the customers, and the representative of the store to the mother company. As such, he or she is also the first to take the responsibility for whatever happens in the store, good or bad. While the stress of managing numerous employees and making sure a store runs smoothly is high, a management position with a corporate retailer often results in a high five-figure salary, benefits and other perks.
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