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If you're passionate about women's sports and fitness, then Title Nine wants you! We are a multi-channel retailer of women's athletic apparel and gear with 23 retail stores and a thriving web site and catalog business. Both we and our customers are everyday athletes and fitness fanatics, passionate about our brands and the impact that sports and the pursuit of fitness have on our lives and our customers.

  • Our call center and administrative offices are located in Emeryville, CA.
  • Our distribution center is in Point Richmond, CA.
  • We currently have retail stores in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Kansas.

We have exciting career opportunities available with great benefits including: medical/dental, 401(k) with match, long term-disability, generous product discounts and pro-deals, gym membership, and sports and fitness-related programs.

If one of the positions listed below sounds interesting to you, we'd love to hear from you! Even if you're not sure where you might fit within our company but you just gotta be a Title Niner, let us know. Send an email to teamscout@titlenine.com including your resume in text format within the body of the email (no attachments, please!). Tell us about yourself – a little known fact, how sport and the pursuit of health and fitness has affected your life, and your other interests outside of work.

We Are Hiring:

VP Merchandising & Product Development

Title Nine is looking for someone to lead both the strategic direction and the organizational development of our merchandising team.

Do you often find yourself using your skirt as a changing room at the trailhead? Do you always travel with your workout gear, just in case? Do you love your work-out gear and expect a lot out of it? If sports and fitness are a non-negotiable part of your life, if you enjoy both the art and science of merchandising and you understand how to lead a team through the total merchandising process, then we want to talk to you about this position.

What you will do in this job:

  • Work as part of the senior management team to set overall business objectives and allocation of resources
  • Deliver on sales, margin, product return and product quality goals
  • Drive a merchandising and development process that enables us to develop the best Title Nine product while continuing to source and carry the best of branded product
  • Hire, lead and develop a merchandising, product development, and sourcing team that cohesively delivers exceptional performance product that defines the Title Nine brand
  • Develop assortment plans that support the business's goals and key item focus
  • Be the chief bra guru as bras are the foundation of our business
  • Help build comprehensive assortment strategies and plans that drive our brand and our business through all channels
  • Help build and execute on a seasonal calendar that ensures the team meets critical deadlines
  • Lead the merchandise and the product development teams to develop new, exclusive styles across categories and across supplier resources (brand, SMU, and T9 product development)
  • Analyze historical sales performance and use as a tool in making merchandising strategy
  • Responsible for vendor selection, negotiation, product management and most importantly, ongoing vendor relationship building
  • Drive the color palette, print selection and print development process as a unique way of differentiating T9 within the market
  • As a senior leader, actively engages with your network to develop a pipeline of potential candidates across the organization
  • Act as an initiator and manager of change throughout T9
  • Work closely with the Inventory leader to manage each inventory buy, turn and cash flow
  • Work closely with the Creative and E-commerce leaders to develop Creative and E-commerce assets that drive both the business and the brand

What Title Nine needs from you:

  • First and foremost you are a product user with strong, personal opinions about performance fabrics and apparel
  • You are a strong leader who can lead a team through all aspects of merchandising
  • You have demonstrated ability to make trade offs in context of overall T9 strategy & goals
  • You have experience working inter-departmentally and gaining traction with peers and departments that do not necessarily report to you
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize independently in a fast paced environment
  • You've got over ten years of merchandising or buying experience in performance apparel within retail industry
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and strategic skills
  • Deep commitment to gain knowledge of the customer and the market
  • Self motivated and pushes self to perform at a higher level while inspiring others
  • Where most folks might see problems, you see solutions
  • A love of chocolate, thick skin and a sense of humor a must!

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Distribution Center Supervisor

Our evolving Distribution Center needs a broadminded, motivated leader with an eye for detail and dedicated initiative towards quick product turn-around. Our warehouse is growing from a manual, paper-based management style to fast-paced, electronic management systems using RF guns and advanced warehousing software.

What you will do in the role:

  • Lead a team of approximately 10 diverse, multi-talented individuals.
  • Prepare and monitor daily/weekly work plans and pace, discussing and implementing modifications as necessary to meet goals.
  • Direct and oversee productivity and processing strategies and employee training and development.
  • Oversee the accurate and efficient movement of product.
  • Work with internal and external departmental leaders to support labor and data needs with exceptional customer service being the primary motivator.

What Title Nine needs from you:

  • Be open to rapidly adjusting priorities and motivated to accommodate versatile strategies to respond to such changes.
  • Communicate plans, goals and expectations to team members with the goal of driving engagement and enthusiasm, providing corrective guidance when necessary.
  • Delegate as well as participate with all levels of departmental tasks when/where necessary.
  • Communicate effectively through multiple avenues (e-mail, phone, personal interaction) with DC managers and inter-departmentally to update and coordinate efforts towards goals.
  • Team leadership experience (ex., athletic team captaincy and/or work-related project lead)
  • Computer savvy, both with internet and Excel. Powerhouse experience a plus.
  • General warehousing experience is required, familiarity with Shipping and/or Receiving will be useful.
  • Goal completion-driven, but able to maintain sense of humor under pressure.

Basic requirements include:

  • Able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Able to move around in high and low areas using step ladders and stools.
  • Sit at a desk for extended amounts of time.
  • Be able to push and pull utility carts and pallet jacks.

As this is a supervisory position, please be prepared to describe previous leadership experiences -- successes AND failures -- and how those experiences will support performance in this position.

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Apparel Design Intern

We are looking for an Apparel Design Intern for a 6 month internship to join our busy Merchandising team. The position may develop into an Assistant Designer position, depending upon department needs. What you will do in this job:

CAD Work

  • Manage all style sketches for each season
  • Manage seasonal binders of sketches, BOM's, etc
  • Build presentation CADs and manage seasonal wall
  • Build CAD books in InDesign and keep up-to-date
  • Track all designer updates and handle presentation CAD updates
  • Handle all sketch updates as needed
  • Handle any new style CAD work as needed

Color Work

  • Make sure all CADs are prepped for color, including defined layers, trims, callouts
  • Assist Design team in building seasonal color palettes, both digital and physical
  • Manage digital and physical color palettes, including any additions and drops and keep Merch and PD teams up-to-date on current palettes
  • Work closely with Design team to color up seasonal line and handle changes and updates
  • Enter labdip info onto labdip document and update as needed throughout season


  • Assist in building and maintaining seasonal materials brief
  • Build and maintain seasonal fabric board
  • Build and maintain trim page
  • Manage color library, keeping track of new colors ordered and when colors are used season to season
  • Build color palette boards for design and merchandising teams

Fit Sessions

  • Assist Design Director in building seasonal presentation boards
  • Assist in design & trend research
  • Help manage and prep samples and protos for line reviews
  • Maintain seasonal purchased market samples

Inspiration & Presentation

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong fashion illustration ability with an eye for a feminine silhouette
  • Basic understanding of pattern-making and construction techniques
  • Technical drawing ability
  • An eye for color and basic understanding of color theory
  • An eye for modern and active style
  • Basic Excel and Word knowledge
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tight timelines

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Payroll and Benefits Administrator (leave coverage)

We are on the lookout for a hands-on, experienced Payroll and Benefits Administrator to provide temporary leave coverage for several months. This role will play an important role on the Accounting team while closely partnering with our Conditioning and Performance/HR team. We are looking for a team player with a strong ability to multi-task and work effectively with all organizational levels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Process semi-monthly multi-state payroll for salaried and hourly employees, full-time and part-time; ensure the accuracy of data entry
  • Process and review all payroll related interfaces
  • Create pay data batches, verify and reconcile wages and hours from various applications; calculate time cards when needed
  • Monitor timely receipt of payroll required information from all locations
  • System maintenance, including, but not limited to, new hire setup, tax form processing, local taxes, timekeeping input, direct deposit setup, benefits setup, terminations, garnishments processing and employee verifications of employment
  • Calculate and process off-cycle manual checks
  • Process new hires, leaves of absence, and terminations according to state law
  • Produce audit reports, audit registers, and special ad hoc reports
  • Process stop payments and reversals
  • Assist locations with time and attendance entries
  • Conduct research and analysis to assist the department supervisor and/or manager with special projects
  • Assist in special projects like government census completion, validation of earnings for compensation projects, W-2 auditing, workers compensation and 401(k) audits
  • Maintain close relationships with retail managers, department managers, district managers, and assistant managers; assist them with payroll inquiries
  • Interpret payroll policies and procedures to company employees of all levels.
  • Work closely with managers ensuring accurate personnel data is received in a timely manner
  • Workers compensation claim filing and subsequent reporting
  • Maintain employee records — personnel files, benefit files and I9 docs


  • 2-5 years of experience with ADP payroll processing.
  • Proven track record in maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion & good judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability and desire to improve processes while being open to feedback and new ideas.
  • Excellent PC skills — including MS Word, Excel and ADP Payroll experience a must.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and follow through to meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility with a sense of humor.

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Store Manager

We are looking for a Store Managers for our awesome Palo Alto, CA and Lincoln Park (Chicago), IL stores!

Does this sound like you?

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to multi-task: retail sales, store operations, team building/motivation.
  • Strong and effective organizational and communication skills.
  • Happy as a clam in a fast-paced environment.

Then Join Our Retail Team!

As Manager, you will lead the charge in your store. You will be called upon to hire and train your staff in all aspects of sales, customer relations, and inventory management on an ongoing basis. A passion for customer service is a must. And as always, a love for fun, fitness and sport is our number one requirement. This is a salaried position with great benefits.

If you are looking for that next great opportunity with Title Nine send us your resume. Resumes with great cover letter letting us know how sports and fitness changed your life get extra bonus points. We can't wait to hear from you!

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Assistant Store Manager

We're looking for Assistant Store Managers for our La Jolla and Palo Alto CA; Dallas, TX; Leawood, KS; and Portland, OR stores!

Assistant Managers work 30-35 hours/week and must be able to work weekends.

Are you passionate about sports? Do you love the apparel industry and quality women's work out gear? If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced team environment to work in and have experience in Retail – look no further. Title Nine could be the place for you! Our Assistant Manager will work closely with the Store Manager in all aspects of running the store- including customer service, sales, retail operations, managing and mentoring the team. You'd also manage the store on the manager's days off. Duties include training new employees as well as multi-tasking between management and retail sales as a daily event.

Title Nine is a growing, entrepreneurial, multi-channel retailer of women's fitness and active apparel. We're everyday athletes and fitness fanatics and we're hoping you'll come join our team. As the Assistant Manager you will be friendly, energetic, have a great sense of humor, work well as part of a team and most importantly…like to have fun. You will also be passionate about our product and women's participation in sport.

Resumes with cover letters get extra points! Please tell us yourself, maybe a little known fact, how sport and the pursuit of health and fitness affects your life, or tell us about your interests outside of work. What makes you a potential T9 Assistant Manager?

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Sales Associates

We are always looking for sporty, enthusiastic individuals to work in our retail stores. Our Sales Associates are friendly, energetic, have a great sense of humor, work well as part of a team and most importantly…like to have fun. We are also looking for Sales Associates who are passionate about our product and women's participation in sport. A willingness to learn is more important than a background in retail sales.

Send your cover letter and resume in text format within the body of your email (no attachments, please!) to the store manager as listed below. We're always accepting resumes, and we'll contact you if there's a position available.

Berkeley, CA Amy Spierling aspierling@titlenine.com
La Jolla, CA Katie Miller kmiller@titlenine.com
Los Gatos, CA Maryam Bosshard mbosshard@titlenine.com
Mill Valley, CA Yleanna Garcia ygarcia@titlenine.com
Palo Alto, CA Elyse Terrin eterrin@titlenine.com
Walnut Creek, CA Angelina Fisher afisher@titlenine.com
Boulder, CO Annie Schmitt aschmitt@titlenine.com
Denver (Cherry Creek), CO Cari Lancaster clancaster@titlenine.com
Colorado Springs, CO Nicole Mantz nmantz@titlenine.com
Boise, ID Robin Fregoso rfregoso@titlenine.com
Evanston, IL Athena Souferis asouferis@titlenine.com
Chicago (Lincoln Park), IL Terri Sullivan tsullivan@titlenine.com
Leawood, KS Lisa Collins lcollins@titlenine.com
Edina, MN Jillian Larsen jlarsen@titlenine.com
Eugene, OR Jessica Swygart jswygart@titlenine.com
Portland, OR Holly Roesler hroesler@titlenine.com
Austin, TX Lainie Corner lcorner@titlenine.com
Dallas, TX Crissie Balicki cbalicki@titlenine.com
Salt Lake City, UT Katie Jensen kjensen@titlenine.com
Bellevue, WA Le Ann Shaw lshaw@titlenine.com
Seattle (Greenlake), WA Kristina Wicke kwicke@titlenine.com
Spokane, WA Jennifer Rea jrea@titlenine.com
Madison, WI Pam English penglish@titlenine.com


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