Grad is Vice President of Merchandising and Planning at Kate Hudson's Fabletics

October 20, 2016

Merchandise & Marketing Graduate Jeffrey Brumley, who is currently the Vice President of Merchandising and Planning at Fabletics, has recently returned to sunny California after nearly a decade in New York and Vancouver where he worked at VINCE and Lululemon, respectively. "My husband and I could not be more thrilled about this move," Jeffrey reports. In his new role at Kate Hudson's activewear company, he manages a team of nine that includes both merchandisers and planners. "We collectively work very closely with design to curate monthly collections that support our guest’s needs," he explains. "We offer a variety of products for her but the primary focus is around active wear."

Jeffrey says that the ever-changing landscape of retail is his passion, in addition to leading a team. "There is no better reward than shaping one’s career and building them into their desired role, as well as being a part of their career journey," says Jeffrey, who planned to be an orthodontist before discovering FIDM. "FIDM was the best decision I could have made for my career," he says. "The college surrounded me with peers with similar passions and professors that were generous enough to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in the industry.  My advice to all FIDM students: Use your timely wisely while going to school. Absorb it all in. Never downplay the significance of what you are doing, and most importantly, enjoy it."
Jeffrey would ultimately love to be a CEO of a small company, but says, "At the end of the day, your title does not mean a thing; what's most important are the relationships you build, the lives you change, and enjoying the fluid business of the fashion industry. Always live your passion." 

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