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Where are the Aéropostale, Inc. corporate offices?
Aéropostale has two locations that support our corporate functions. Our Design, Production, Planning & Allocation, Merchandising, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, E-Commerce, Legal and Human Resources are located in our Midtown NYC office. Our Lyndhurst, NJ office is comprised of Accounting, Finance, Sales Audit, Real Estate, Construction, Information Technologies, Loss Prevention, Store Operations and Inventory Control.

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How do I find out what jobs are currently available at the Aéropostale, Inc. corporate offices?
You can search our website for open positions at our Midtown NYC or Lyndhurst, NJ offices by clicking on the Corporate Opportunities link from our homepage. From there, you can search for job opportunities within each department by selecting View Available Positions.

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Once I apply to an open position through the website, when should I expect to hear from Aéropostale, Inc. regarding the status of my application?
Aéropostale, Inc. receives a large number of resumes and job inquiries on a daily basis. All candidates receive a general acknowledgement when a resume is received. If your qualifications match an open position, you will be contacted by a member of our team to schedule an interview. In the event there is not an open position available, Aéropostale, Inc. holds your resume for future consideration.

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Does Aéropostale, Inc. offer corporate internship programs?
Definitely! We offer paid corporate internships within a variety of departments in the corporation throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall time periods. You can find our most current list of available Internship Opportunities by clicking on the Internship Opportunities link from our homepage.

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How do I find out what jobs are currently available in an Aéropostale or P.S. from Aéropostale store near me?
If you are seeking a part time position in our stores, we strongly encourage you to visit the store location of your choice. There you can complete an employment application and speak directly with a member of the store management team about the opportunities available.

If you are interested if a full time opportunity you can find our most current list of available opportunities by clicking the Storeline Opportunities link from our homepage.

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How do I apply for a position at a store location that is not yet open?
Aéropostale, Inc. will begin recruiting and hiring part time sales members approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to the opening of a new store. We may have informational posters displayed on store front barricades or banners that provide details on our interview location sites. Additionally, you are encouraged to visit an Aéropostale or P.S. from Aéropostale store nearest you (or customer service desk in participation malls) to complete an application form.

If you are unable to make it to a store you can submit your resume in Word or PDF format to careers@aeropostale.com.

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What age must you be to work at an Aéropostale or P.S. from Aéropostale store?
Aéropostale, Inc. has a minimum requirement of 18 years of age to work in our stores (during peak periods under 18 years old permitted for temporary positions). Depending on the state you work, the age requirements may be different.

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What age must you be to work at Aéropostale, Inc. corporate offices?
Aéropostale, Inc. has a minimum requirement of 18 years of age to work in our corporate locations.

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Do I receive a discount on merchandise from Aéropostale and P.S. from Aéropostale?
Yes! Employees at Aéropostale, Inc. receive a generous 30% discount on our store merchandise. Periodically, employees will be offered a 50% “accelerated discount” on new clothing lines.
ACCOUNTING
The Accounting team provides financial information to all levels of the company and government agencies including filing of various taxes and preparation of corporate, divisional and governmental reports.

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DESIGN
Our designers are responsible for researching and identifying trends that relate to the Aéropostale customer. They handle the overall development and direction of the line including basic merchandising concepts from a design point of view. Designers are responsible for establishing seasonal color palette, concepts, patterns, fabric and styling.

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FINANCE
Finance handles budget and payroll planning, preparation and analysis. They oversee the real estate administration, treasury administration and all cash needs, assessment and investment. Finance is also responsible for ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley regulations.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS
IT maintains our current computer systems which include AS/400, Island Pacific and Maple Lake. They are also responsible for developing new and enhanced systems to increase productivity. Our Help Desk also provides support to all corporate users and store systems.

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LEGAL DEPARTMENT
The Legal Department is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the Company including securities/Sarbanes Oxley compliance, employment, real estate, intellectual property, contracts and other matters. Legal also functions as a strategic partner to management by managing legal risk and liability and maximizing current and future business opportunities.

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LOSS PREVENTION
LP handles all internal and external theft and fraud investigations as well as coordinating and reconciling semi-annual physical inventories in our stores and distribution center. Loss prevention is based out of our Lyndhurst, NJ office.

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MERCHANDISE PLANNING
The Merchandise Planning team is responsible for developing, executing and communicating strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of the company. They are also responsible for creating preseason sales, margin and inventory plans by department/class that support the merchandise and financial strategies of the company.

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OPERATIONS
Based in our Lyndhurst, New Jersey office, the Store Operations team ensures that our stores have what they need to run their stores effectively and meet the needs of our customers. They control the purchasing and delivery of supplies through the distribution center and help our stores deal with any maintenance issues that may occur. Store Operations also supervises the construction of all new and retrofit stores which includes dealing with insurance issues, business licenses, deliveries and purchases.

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REAL ESTATE
The Real Estate team identifies and sources locations for where our store will be. They also manage and negotiate the contracts with the contractors to build our stores, leases and vendor management.

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STORE PLANNING & ALLOCATION
The Store Planners and Distribution Analysts are responsible for keeping stores stocked with the right merchandise assortment. They interact with Merchandise Planners and Merchandisers to implement the business and merchandise plan, coordinate the warehouse, develop basic stock models and distribute all merchandise to these models.

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VISUAL MERCHANDISING
The visual team supports our store by providing creative visual merchandising direction for all stores. Working with our Merchants and Planners, they conceive and develop prototypical floor sets and display techniques for each new seasonal merchandise group.

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CONSTRUCTION
The Construction Department builds all new and remodeled stores. Once a Store Location is approved, Real Estate passes it to Store Construction and they’ll take it from design to turnover. Store Construction also does various capital projects throughout the chain.

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E-COMMERCE
The E-Commerce team launched our website in May 2005 and since then it has grown rapidly to over $100 Million in sales. E-Commerce is an integral part of our multi-channel strategy to serve our Aéropostale and PS from Aéropostale customers, and will continue to be an important source of sales growth for the Company.

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HUMAN RESOURCES
Our employees are our most important resource and we provide service by putting their needs first. The Human Resources department handles various areas of employment services such as recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compensation and payroll.

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INVENTORY CONTROL
Inventory Control is responsible for the flow of product units and dollars in the systems. They are responsible for making certain the stock ledger and physical inventory data is correct. They also validate that shipments are properly received in stores and that the integrity of “inventory on hands” is accurate.

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LOGISTICS
We have 3 DC’s, one on the east coast in South River, NJ, one on the west coast in Ontario, CA and one in Canada in Etobicoke, ON. Our Logistics team creates the ability for our stores to get our product to our customers. Vendors will ship products to our distribution center. The distribution center will then store the product until needed by our stores and ship the proper quantity.

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MARKETING
Our Marketing team plans and creates all in store advertising, from window signage to in store promotional signage, sale signage, posters and direct mail pieces. They present comprehensive conceptual designs for all promotional programs. Our Direct Marketing team works to come up with new and creative ways to bring our customer on-line to shop. They work to create a web site that appeals to our customer base and communicates exciting events at Aéropostale. Finally our Public Relations team works to consistently communicate the Aéropostale message and brand image to the public.

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MERCHANDISING
Through assortment planning, analyzing sales and profit, line development, merchandise selection on a seasonal basis and knowing the Aéropostale customer, our Merchandising teams play a key role in determining what is sold in our stores. By presenting new and challenging merchandising and product ideas, the merchants are key to the development and enhancement of the business.

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PRODUCTION
The Production team works with manufacturers around the world to develop, source and place product on a seasonal basis emphasizing quality and maintaining plans. They are responsible for follow-up of the approval process and for sourcing quick response programs. Production also oversees the quality control process ensuring that all goods meet Aéropostale standards.

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SALES AUDIT
Sales Audit supports our stores by monitoring and reporting any problems relating to questionable transactions including: cash discrepancies, high-risk transactions and promotional store activity.

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TECHNICAL DESIGN
The Technical Design team ensures that merchandise is constructed and fits to Aéropostale standards. They inspect and prepare garments for fittings, arrange and conduct fit sessions, communicate corrections and adjustments to overseas offices and vendors and approve garments for production.

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