• Associate Merchandise Planner, Off-Price

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 11:03 AM)
    Job ID
    Inventory Management - Planning
    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.


    Primary Purpose:

    The Associate Planner will work closely with cross-functional team partners to assist in the creation and management of merchandise sales, gross margin and inventory plans at the department and class level for assigned areas.   


    The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Merchandise Planning to...

    • Plan core replenishment and seasonal fashion styles to ensure the flow of receipts supports the current and future business
    • Support hindsight and market preparation; partner with the Buying team via meetings and informal communications on pre-season key merchandising strategies
    • Run and analyze weekly selling information, identifying risks and opportunities based on trends and make recommendations regarding promotional strategy and markdowns
    • Manage seasonal inventory; strategize flow to support sales plan



    The accomplished individual will possess...

    • Ability to analyze retail business at a macro/micro level
    • Excellent time-management and organizational skills 
    • Strong communication and presentation skills
    • Flexibility to multi-task and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment


    An outstanding professional will have...

    • Bachelor degree
    • 2+ years of prior retail planning or merchandising experience in a retail environment, off-price experience a plus
    • Exceptional analytical/retail math skills
    • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel, as well as being adept at using other MS Applications


    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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