• Assistant Buyer, Home & Fragrance

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/13/2018 6:03 PM)
    Job ID
    Merchandising & Buying - Other
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

    As a member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.


    The successful individual will leverage their proficiency on the North America Buying team to...

    • Assist the buyer with identifying future product opportunities, trends, and offerings which will impact the business across both shopping channels: stores and ecommerce
    • Responsible for sku set up and maintenance including but not limited to, defining items, generating purchase orders, inputting markdowns
    • Track purchase orders and vendor inventory files  in an excel document to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
    • Ensure all style information and pricing is accurate on the assortment list, acting as a lead for managing the list
    • Analyze and present weekly category/vendor sales data to identify trends and themes within the business during the weekly Buying team meeting
    • Use sales reporting to develop an in-depth understanding of product performance and customer base to develop action plans
    • Thoroughly analyze sales data, market and seasonal trends to assist the buyer with merchandise decisions
    • Analyze current sales trends, shipments, and inventory levels to partner with planning and allocation in order to react to business appropriately
    • Partner with cross functional teams to aid in the development and implementation of merchandising strategies  including licensing, design, ecommerce, visual, and operations teams
    • Develop and maintain relationships and follow-throughs with cross-functional teams and vendors
    • Identify key items or vendors to highlight for internal seasonal weekly email calendar; communicate recommendation to the appropriate teams



    The accomplished individual will possess...

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 1-3 years’ experience as a merchandise assistant or assistant buyer
    • Proficient in retail math and excel
    • E-commerce experience a plus

    An outstanding professional will have...

    • Ability to multitask and focus in a busy atmosphere
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and shift priorities
    • Ability to build strong working relationships with cross functional teams
    • Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills 
    • Demonstrated success in working on a collaborative team
    • Demonstrated organizational skills
    • Sense of urgency
    • Strong attention to detail



    kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-CA Visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.


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