Jones Apparel Group's Nine West Accessories business has named Tobi Snyder as its senior VP of merchandising, a newly created position.

In her new role Snyder will be directly responsible for the design and implementation of the Nine West and Nine & Co handbag collections.

Prior to joining Nine West Accessories, Snyder was VP accessories and jewellery at New York & Company.

"This newly created position is part of our ongoing commitment to the future growth of the Nine West brand," said Andrew Cohen, CEO, wholesale footwear and accessories.

"Ms Snyder's knowledge and proven track record in the accessories market will bring a new creative dimension to our team."

Jones Apparel is a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories.

The company also markets directly to consumers through specialty retail and value-based stores, and operates the Barneys New York chain of luxury stores.