• Assistant Buyer, Handbags

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Merchandising & Buying - Accessories
    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.


    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 in Buying to...

    • Coordinate and maintain buying touchpoints with key cross-functional partners: Allocations, Planning, Supply Chain, Ecommerce, Store Operations and Merchandising
    • Partner with cross functional teams to aid in the development and implementation of merchandising strategies including ecommerce, visual, and operations teams
    • Build, maintain and use sales reporting to develop an in-depth understanding of product performance and customer base to develop action plans
    • Maintain and enter all PO’s, price changes and data management
    • Coordinate samples
    • Monitor and track receipt flow of the open-to-buy forecast
    • Track purchase orders and vendor inventory files in an excel document to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
    • Develop and maintain relationships and follow-throughs with cross-functional teams


    The accomplished individual will possess...

    • Very strong organizational skills
    • Ability to mulit-task, prioritize, and manage expectations and multiple priorities
    • Can do attitude and willingness to learn
    • Ability to build strong working relationships with cross functional teams
    • Sense of urgency
    • Strong attention to detail

    An outstanding professional will have...

    • 1-3 years of vertical retail experience
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Retail Math Skills
    • Strong excel skills

    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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