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Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Programme Overview

Elevate is where the brightest minds converge for a transformative journey. Over 2 years, our programme offers unparalleled exposure to critical roles within the Apparel Group, complemented by mentorship that shapes exceptional careers.

What Can You Expect?

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Choose from 4 distinct tracks, preparing you for a pivotal and impactful position.

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Receive personalised guidance from experienced professionals, making this the perfect launchpad for your career.

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Build connections within a diverse community of graduates, extending your network for future opportunities.

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Gain exposure to the GCC market, work with global retail brands, and contribute to the growth of the Apparel Group.

Who Can Apply?

You can apply for this programme if you are a postgraduate with at least 2 years of experience. The applicant must be ready to relocate to the Middle East and be open to travelling for business.

The Application Process

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Elevate Tracks

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The General Management track is designed for individuals who aspire to lead and oversee various aspects of a business. Participants in this track will gain a comprehensive understanding of Brand and Retail Sales management.

Career Path for the next 2 years

The 1st experience would be a brief assignment to learn about the heart of the company—retail stores. After that, you will experience a rotational programme exposing you to roles like Merchandiser, Buyer, Sales Operations, and Marketing, allowing you to reach a managerial level in the Sales/Marketing profession upon successful completion.

Qualification

MBA in General Management/Sales & Marketing/Retail Management or any relevant major.

Experience

2 – 5 years of relevant retail experience.

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The Digital Transformation Track is designed for individuals with a unique IT expertise and business mindset. We are seeking candidates who excel in IT and possess a deep understanding of how technology intersects with business objectives and strategies. If you have a strong background in IT coupled with a keen sense of business principles, this track is tailored for you.

Career Path for the next 2 years

The 1st experience would be a brief assignment to learn about the heart of the company—retail stores. After that, you will experience a rotational programme that will give you exposure to roles in product management and, upon successful completion, provide you with the potential to reach a managerial level.

Qualification

MBA in Data Management/Information Technology/Cybersecurity or any relevant major.

Experience

2 – 5 years of relevant retail experience.

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Our Supply Chain Track is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to excel in retail supply chain management. Through targeted learning experiences and guidance from industry experts, participants will explore innovative strategies to drive efficiency. Begin your journey towards excellence in retail supply chain management.

Career Path for the next 2 years

The 1st experience would be a brief assignment to learn about the heart of the company—retail stores. After that, you will experience a rotational programme exposing you to logistics, warehouse management, and merchandising roles. Upon successful completion, you will have the potential to reach a managerial level in the Supply Chain/Warehouse profession.

Qualification

MBA in Operations/Supply Chain/Logistics or any relevant major. Professional certifications such as CILT, Lean Six Sigma Certification, and CSCP are advantageous.

Experience

2 – 5 years of relevant retail experience.

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The fashion track is designed for individuals passionate about design development and product creation. Your career will involve conceptualising, developing, and overseeing the production of clothing lines, ensuring they align with trends, brand identity, and market demands while collaborating across departments.

Career Path for the next 2 years

The 1st experience would be a brief assignment to learn about the heart of the company – retail stores. With each rotation, you will rotate through positions, focusing on designing for a specific department (Female, Male, or Kids) before independently handling a collection for a particular brand.

Qualification

Bachelor's in Arts/Fashion Design or any relevant major.

Experience

5 - 6 years of experience in either Women's, Men's, or Kids' wear (experience in 1 or more categories is preferred).

Apply now and take your first step towards a transformative internship experience