Current CEO: Ira Neimark
Bergdorf Goodman operates two luxury retail stores in New York City. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of retail giant Neiman Marcus. Bergdorf Goodman is known for selling high-end apparel, accessories and jewelry. The company has recently opened an online storefront. Bergdorf Goodman was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. The company employs sales associates, merchandising specialists and marketing professionals at its two New York City locations.
Sales associates employed at Bergdorf Goodman work on the store''s sales floor. Most employees are assigned to a specific department. They are provided with extensive information about the products offered by the company. Sales associates working at Bergdorf Goodman are expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism at all times. They must be prepared to deal with demanding customers. On occasion, sales associates may be asked to give style or fashion advice to shoppers. They must remain diplomatic while doing so. The Bergdorf Goodman culture demands a dedication to customer service.
Visual and fashion merchandising specialists with established industry experience work in all Bergdorf Goodman departments and boutiques. Merchandising specialists are responsible for the design and execution of merchandising plans. They must be able to train sales associates in appropriate merchandise display. Visual merchandising specialists are responsible for designing window displays and other displays throughout the store. All merchandising professionals must have training in advertising or fashion. The success of their merchandising efforts are evaluated on a regular basis.
Marketing professionals with retail experience can establish long-term Bergdorf Goodman careers. Individuals employed in marketing roles design advertising campaigns for the company. They are required to handle local market ads in the greater New York City area. Some marketing professionals may also be required to handle Internet-based marketing efforts. Marketing personnel generally hold degrees in advertising or media. They may receive some training from their supervisors, but are generally expected to be self-directed. Marketing professionals may receive performance-based bonuses.
Bergdorf Goodman offers sales associates competitive commission on all sales. Merchandising and marketing professionals are offered competitive salaries and the opportunity to earn performance-based pay. All eligible employees are awarded a Bergdorf Goodman benefits package, which is administered through Neiman Marcus. Qualified full-time employees accrue paid time off, are awarded paid holidays and can take advantage of tuition reimbursement programs. They receive medical, dental, prescription and vision benefits with provisions for domestic partner coverage. Most employees can participate in the Neiman Marcus retirement savings plan.