Fashion Management Hierarchy

An increasing number of fashion companies are now coming up, due to the growing popularity of fashion consciousness and needs of the glamour world.  Not only has there been an increase in the number of fashion companies but also in the size of these companies.

Due to this growing size, need for fashion management too has shot up.  Any fashion company has many different departments and branches and each one of these needs managers to organize and coordinate the working and produce effective results with minimum confusion.  Fashion management hierarchy can be described as the level of management, starting from the topmost managerial positions, tapering down to the entry level ones. Let’s look at it in detail.

Highest Managerial Positions

The highest levels managerial positions in a fashion company are those positions which handle the decision making processes and supervise other managers of the company.  They do the task of coordinating the activities of all the departments and hold the highest levels of authority.

Basically, it is up to these managers that the smooth functioning of the organization depends. The following is the hierarchy of the highest managerial positions in a fashion company hierarachy.

  • Creative director
  • Marketing director
  • Marketing manager
  • Promotional manager
  • Advertising manager
  • Sales director
  • Sales manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Fashion designer manager
  • Team head-fashion designing
  • Branch manager
  • Merchandising director
  • Purchasing director

Middle Level Managerial Positions

Middle level managerial positions are basically executive level positions which follow decisions of the highest level managers and execute the tasks and fulfill their responsibilities. They have in-depth knowledge of the world of fashion and are the ones who supervise entry level managers.

  • Production manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Accessory manager
  • Office manager
  • Regional manager
  • Fashion designer
  • Apparel manager
  • Visual merchandise manager
  • Studio manager
  • Model manager
  • Ramp manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • HR manager
  • Finance and accounting manager

Junior Level Managerial Positions

Those managers who work at the root of the fashion company and execute tasks based on directions of senior and middle level managers can be collectively termed as junior level managers. These managers have the minimum working experience and are generally fresh fashion graduates or graduates in other fields.  Some of the managerial positions within this level of hierarchy are given below.

  • Retail manager
  • Store manager
  • Footwear manager
  • Jewelry manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Warehouse manager
  • Sample room manager
  • Green room manager
  • Event manager
  • Costume manager
  • Customer representative
  • Textile manager
  • Hair designing head
  • Make up room manager
  • Makeup artist manager