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Name: Erin Fujimoto
Job title and description: Co-founder and head of merchandising of Tommy John
Name of the university / Major: Arizona State University / Finance
Twitter ID: @TommyJohn
Instagram handle: @tommyjohnwear
What does your current work include? Is there such a thing as a typical day?
EF: There is definitely not a typical day at Tommy John that I think is the case with most young growth companies. My job involves a mix of co-founder and merchandising tasks. On the one hand, I am intensively involved in the strategy and culture at a high level as well as with the further development of the business and the overall processes. On the other hand, I develop line plans, test designs, test prototypes and visit fittings to ensure that our products meet our requirements and customer expectations.
What’s the best part of your job?
EF: My favorite part of my work is to work with a team of over 80 great and talented people that I can learn from every single day. I also enjoy developing a product that offers more comfort to our customers, both men and women. There is nothing better than reading customer reviews and knowing that our product still makes a small difference in this day and age.
What was your first entry-level job in your field and how did you come up with it?
EF: The first job I had was in a clothing store in the mall called County Seat. I got the job as soon as I was 15. A friend of mine worked there and helped me get the job. It was the only place that would hire me at this age! I didn’t know then that this was just the beginning of my lifelong career in retail.
What words of wisdom do you find most valuable?
EF: “What would you try if you knew you couldn’t fail?”
I’m not even sure who originally said this quote, but I’ve always loved it. Whenever I think about this question, I think about how I would do everything and everything, and the only limits I face are the ones I have imposed on myself.
What is a mistake you made and what did you learn from it?
EF: I think one mistake I made was not to bring women to market sooner. Since I co-founded Tommy John in 2008, women have come to me again and again and asked Tommy John to offer comfortable underwear to solve women’s unique problems. I postponed it for so long because the market for women’s acquaintances was such a crowded space with all the innovations under the sun. If I had only listened to our customers, I would have recognized the need for comfortable, functional and sexy underwear that was missing from the market and introduced earlier.
What has been the most surreal moment of your career so far?
EF: Probably the most surreal moment of my career was when we opened our first store in October 2017 at the King of Prussia Mall in a Philadelphia suburb. The physical representation of the brand that we built for 10 years was a milestone for me and something that I will always see as a turning point for us as a brand and a company. Now we have entered the category of women and have opened two more shops this year!
What do you pay attention to if you want to hire someone?
EF: We are looking for candidates who are humble, adaptable, attentive and curious and able to learn GSD. In addition, it is very important to hire someone who appreciates and promotes the close culture we have developed at Tommy John.
What advice would you give to a 20-year-old with similar aspirations?
EF: My advice is to learn as much as possible in each role. Your first position or your first five positions may not be your dream job, but you can still learn and develop valuable skills in this way. I appreciate every job I’ve had during my career because everyone has helped me figure out what I was really passionate about. At the end of the day, that’s the goal anyway.
What is the only thing that you noticed most in a CV?
EF: What always strikes me in a CV is that the information is presented clearly and concisely. A CV is an opportunity to showcase your achievements and talents. So let only these important details shine through!