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Kenneth Cole Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear, handbags and apparel and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted and Gentle Souls ... Read more

Mission: The Company believes the diversity of its product offerings distinguishes the Company from its competitors in terms of product classifications (men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, apparel and accessories), prices ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Kenneth Cole is hiring Seasonal Sales Leads and Associates for both our Gurnee Mills and Jersey Shore Outlet locations. Interested? Send your resume to gpiesco@kennethcole.com!

  • New year, same shoe obsession. #2017

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Kenneth Cole – Why Work For Us?


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Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear, handbags and apparel and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted and Gentle Souls brand names. The Company also designs, develops, markets and sources sportswear, footwear, handbags and other accessories under the Le Tigre brand name. In addition, the Company designs, develops and sources private label footwear and handbags for selected retailers. The Company’s products are targeted to appeal to fashion conscious consumers, reflecting a modern metropolitan perspective and a lifestyle uniquely associated with Kenneth Cole. These products include core basics that generally remain in demand from season to season and fashion products that are designed to establish or capitalize on market trends. The combination of core products and fashion styles provides freshness in assortments and maintains a fashion-forward image, while a multiple brand strategy helps diversify business risk. 

The Company markets its products to approximately 5,700 department and specialty store locations, as well as through its Consumer Direct business, which includes full-priced retail stores, Company Stores (“outlets”) and e-commerce. The Company believes the diversity of its product offerings distinguishes the Company from its competitors in terms of product classifications (men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, apparel and accessories), prices (“bridge”, “better” and “moderate”) and styling. The Company believes the diversity of its product mix provides balance to its overall sales and increases opportunities in all channels of distribution

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FIND YOURSELF IN GOOD COMPANY.

For over 30 years, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. has been one of the world’s most recognized fashion companies. This couldn’t have happened without one key asset: our Associates. Designing, marketing, and selling a broad range of shoes, clothing and accessories, KCP Associates are courageous thought-leaders who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. Socially relevant and socially accountable, they embrace change and innovation, and believe they can use their talents to positively contribute to their communities and the world.

As an entrepreneurial organization of energized and devoted individuals, we promote, inspire and embrace an atmosphere of mutual respect, creative thinking and results-driven accountability. We foster an incredibly collaborative workplace, which we fill with people who work hard (and play hard) together.

Whether you’re a college graduate ready to start your career, or a professional looking for your next challenge, we offer exciting opportunities throughout our organization and all over the world. We also offer internship opportunities for students seeking valuable industry experience.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Kenneth Cole full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Brand, Great Mission and Vision

    Cons

    Retail Market not stable, lay off

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Kenneth Cole Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Kenneth Cole (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed by two steering members. Dual reporting. Different expectations from both interviewers. one was for human resources responsibly the other strictly executive assistant job: run calendar, booking travels. Fashion Show tracking.

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