Posted by Willy Franzen on September 5, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Oracle Consultant||New York, NY|
|VP, Marketing Communications||New York, NY|
|Team & Culture Coordinator||New York, NY|
|UX Design Apprenticeship||New York, NY|
|Product Design Apprenticeship||New York, NY|
|Product Designer||New York, NY|
|Communication Designer||New York, NY|
|Human Resources Assistant||Cranston, RI|
|Manager, Field Human Resources & Recruiting||Cranston, RI|
|Merchandise Planner - Direct to Consumer||Cranston, RI|
I don’t wear jewelry. As a result, the thing that I’m most nervous about in terms of getting married is having to wear and be responsible for a ring. It’s going to be a big change, but maybe I’ll like it. Some people think that jewelry can be a source of positive energy. I’m not sure that I buy that, but it’s working for Alex and Ani. They’re a Cranston, RI based company that “offers eco-friendly, positive energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.” It’s hard to disagree with those claims when they’ve led to 1,454% three-year growth and $17.4 million in revenue. What I really like about Alex and Ani is the focus on recycled materials and local manufacture. The jewelry business can carry a lot of social costs, and Alex and Ani does a great job of avoiding them.
While being eco-friendly is certainly worth some positive energy, so is expressing yourself. Alex and Ani has partnered with a number of big names like Major League Baseball, the Olympics Team USA, and some major colleges and universities to offer pieces emblazoned with some of your favorite logos. If I had to pick one item from Alex and Ani, it would obviously be the New York Yankees Cap Logo Bangle, but even with the interlocking N and Y, it’s not quite my style. Alex and Ani sells all of their stuff online, but they also have quite a few retail stores across the country. Many of them have jobs available, as you’ll see on Alex and Ani’s Careers page, and there are also a few corporate positions available like:
There’s nothing posted that is closely tied to fashion/jewelry right now, but with Alex and Ani’s growth I’d keep an eye out for those types of positions. Still, they’re “looking for fashion forward, cutting edge individuals who are self motivated and driven who will join us in adorning the body, enlightening the mind and empowering the spirit.” If that’s you, check them out.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
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