Aritzia’s Organizational Structure

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Aritzia is a Canadian women’s fashion brand founded in 1984 by Brian Hill. Aritzia’s first store was opened as a standalone boutique in the Oakridge Centre, Vancouver. Today, the brand sells a wide range of lifestyle apparel through its physical network of over 100 stores in North America and also through its global e-commerce operation. In October 2016, the company went public with an initial share price 13 percent higher than above its IPO price within two hours of trading. 

Aritzia develops its own brands, treating each one as if it were an independent label with its own creative team behind it. These homemade brands are rounded out by the inclusion of select pieces from third-party brands that complement Aritzia’s values of creativity, loyalty, excellence, good judgment, integrity, and teamwork.

Aritzia is also committed to supporting organizations that help women and girls succeed in work and life. The company has established long-term working relationships with select community partners who share this objective through the Community Partner Program.

Aritzia’s Executive Team

Aritzia is led by an Executive Team of six individuals plus a Board of Directors. The executive team is made up of Founder & CEO Brian Hill and five key executive positions: Finance, Operations, People & Culture, Information, and Retail.


Aritzia's Corporate Organizational Structure

Each member of the Executive Team either holds a VP or C-level position and is entirely responsible for the day-to-day management of their organizational segment.

Aritzia’s Organizational Structure

Like many large organizations, Aritzia uses a traditional organizational hierarchy structure to manage its affairs. This model typically has a President and/or CEO sitting at the top of the hierarchy who is reported to by other senior executives and is responsible for overall management of the organization – they are the “face” of the business. 

Several other executive-level roles then come immediately below, such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, and VP of Retail in the case of Aritzia. Departments will then be formed under each executive, such as marketing, IT, and customer service.

The benefits of operating with a traditional corporate hierarchy include clear lines of authority, clear reporting relationships, and a clearer view of roles and responsibilities. Hierarchy structures also keep people more accountable for the actions and decisions they make, because executives and managers “own” their departments.

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You can download the CSV file of Aritzia’s org structure, import it into Organimi and start editing this chart right away! Here’s how:

  1.  From your dashboard, select Data Import.
  2.  Click the CSV tile.
  3.  Click +Upload Your File.   
  4. Select an Excel file from your device.
  5.  In the Organization field, click the down arrow to select an organization.
  6. Click Create a New Chart
  7. Click Next and select: Organization Chart
  8. Select the auto-build tool to automatically build your chart.
  9. Voila!

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