Macy’s to Expand E-Commerce Business

       

       

CINCINNATI–In an effort to bolster its growing online business, Macy’s Inc. is creating roughly 725 positions over the next two years in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta to support macys.com and bloomingdales.com.

“Macy’s, Inc. is building one of the largest, most efficient and resourceful e-commerce organizations in American retailing as part of our comprehensive omnichannel strategy,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “This is a business that thrives on unrelenting creativity and innovation. Having the right talent in the right place is vital as we seek to sustain and accelerate our sales growth online, as well as in the stores. These expansions to macys.com and bloomingdales.com represent investments in merchandising, marketing, and site development, which complement ongoing improvements in systems infrastructure, fulfillment capacity and customer service.”

In the first 10 months of fiscal 2010, online sales at Macy’s were up by about 29 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the company. This is in addition to growth of about 20 percent in fiscal 2009 and 29 percent in fiscal 2008.

Macys.com expects to expand its merchandising and marketing organizations in New York by about 260 positions over the next two years and has signed a lease for additional office space at 1440 Broadway in midtown Manhattan. The company currently employs approximately 420 macys.com associates at this location.

Macys.com also expects to expand its site development and operations organization in downtown San Francisco by roughly 200 positions over the next two years and has expanded its office space at 685 Market St., near Union Square. The company currently employs more than 300 macys.com associates at this location.

These positions will be filled via a new multichannel recruiting strategy that includes a dedicated micro website within www.macysJOBS.com that is scheduled to launch at the end of this month.

Bloomingdales.com plans to expand its merchandising, marketing and operations organizations in New York by about 115 positions over the next two years and is negotiating a lease for additional office space in midtown Manhattan. The company currently employs approximately 200 bloomingdales.com associates in New York City.

Finally, Macy’s Systems & Technology organization, which supports the macys.com and bloomingdales.com e-commerce technology platform, will add about 150 positions over the next two years in suburban Atlanta.

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Last updated: January 4, 2011