We strive to maintain an appropriate balance between new merchandise and
proven styles, as well as between basics and fashion items. Our merchandising
decisions are based on current fashion trends here and abroad, input from our
designers and vendors plus item-specific sales data from our point-of-sale and
other proprietary systems.
Our planning department works directly with merchandising to make decisions
on future inventory purchases and markdowns, as well as targeting overall
inventory levels and turnover. We establish target inventories for each store
using our inventory planning system, which allows us to continually monitor
and respond quickly to consumer demand.
Our production team is responsible for selecting overseas vendors for import
garment manufacturing as well as sewing, marking & grading, fabric and trim
sourcing, patternmaking, and technical design. We track garments through the
entire production process, ensuring the highest quality standards.
Real Estate & Construction
In addition to negotiating mall space, this department is responsible for managing
new construction projects, locating properties for new store construction, maintaining
existing stores, and setting up department areas in leased locations.
Sales and Sales Management
The Sales team in the field is on the front line, representing
Destination Maternity Corporation to our clients. Sales team members are given the
opportunity to take on responsibilities unprecedented at other
fashion retailers. Successful sales associates seeking a future
career in retail can follow the path to Assistant Store Manager,
Store Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager or pursue
opportunities in the corporate office.
Store operations works closely with team members in the field
to ensure the stores and team members are equipped with
everything they need to operate successfully. This group prepares
store communications, manages store-level inventory, policies and
procedures and assists with the opening of every Destination Maternity Corporation
This group is all about finding the perfect fit. Working with the
designers and merchandisers, this team fits each garment using
live models. They also set the specs, working with vendors
domestically and internationally to make sure each garment is
manufactured to lay just right on the mom-to-be.
*All home office positions are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.