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Sr. Planner, Men's Leather Goods


New York, NY, US

Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last—for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands committed to stretching what’s possible.


Job Title: Sr. Planner

Primary Purpose: The Sr. Planner provides global sales trend analytics that support leadership in making strategic business decisions. The role plans the global assortment for the assigned categories and optimizes inventory globally.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in merchandise planning to handle tasks in several areas:


Global sales trend analytics:

  • Provide analysis and reporting to identify global and regional product trends for Senior Executives
  • Report global best sellers assess success of newness launches, noting key variance by region
  • Measure new trends, and apply them to short- and long-range product plans and projections
  • Continuously leverage analysis, product trends, and productivity to inform global assortment
  • Present analyses and recommendations to Executives

Global Assortment Planning:

  • Forecast new trends and study sales history to make focused investment recommendations
  • Provide seasonal, global financial framework for the assigned categories
  • Drive global investments against key product strategies across markets, leveraging strong business partnerships to influence business unit investment
  • Succinctly summarize investments and highlight areas of risk and opportunity

Global Inventory Optimization:

  • Anticipate Open to Buy needs to support seasonal newness investment, collaborating with business unit buying partners and global inventory management team
  • Recommend shipment re-routing, BU inventory sharing, and global chase opportunities based on early reads on newness sales


  • Foster effective teamwork and communication with key business partners (i.e. Product Development, Global Merchandising, Planning & Logistics, Business Unit buying teams)


The accomplished individual will possess...


  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Superior written, verbal communication skills to effectively communicate across all levels of management
  • Outstanding attention to detail and degree of accountability
  • The ability to learn quickly and an openness to change
  • Strong initiative and agility to flex across shifting priorities
  • The ability to effectively deal with ambiguity and adjust to shifting priorities
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Great sense of teamwork to coordinate with many cross-functional partners
  • High level of energy and persistence to drive tasks and projects to conclusion


An outstanding professional will have...


  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in planning, buying strategy, or business analytics
  • Retail experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Experience with MicroStrategy or other BI reporting tools, experience with standardized reporting and ad hoc reporting


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Coach 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 - YA1 Visit Coach at

Req ID:  95845

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