Joseph Stafiniak will be stepping into the newly created job of senior vice president for merchandising for The Jones Group's Nine West brand. In the position, he will head up product and merchandising strategies as the brand expands globally. He reports to Kathy Nedorostek, the group president of global footwear and accessories. He joins The Jones Group from Coach, where he has been senior vice president for licensed categories for six years, after a stint as vice president and general manager for footwear. He also has worked in senior roles at Ralph Lauren footwear, Giorgio Armani and cK Calvin Klein.