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(Temp) Finance & Inventory Analyst


London, LND, GB

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Primary Purpose: As we go live with a new SAP S4 system for Supply Chain, the Finance & Inventory Analyst will provide support for the Tapestry Shared Service Inventory Control Department supporting the Coach and Kate Spade Europe Retail locations. The Analyst will work with the IC Manager to ensure the accuracy and integrity of sku on hand inventory in stores across Europe. The Analyst will monitor in-store inventory, shipments from the Distribution Centers to the stores, store-to-store transfers, Store inventory adjustments and returns from stores to the D.C. The Analyst will also support the annual physical inventory and periodic cycle counts for all retail stores. The analyst will support the transition of Kate Spade Inventory Control from the US to the London team. This position reports to the Manager of Inventory Control, Europe.

 Position Summary

The role of the Finance & Inventory Analyst is accountable for the following for Europe (approx. 100 stores):

  • Monitoring and correct shipments, store transfers, returns and in-store adjustment error screens on a daily basis to ensure that issues are being researched timely and escalated, as needed.
  • Assist with the coordination of the annual physical inventory as well as periodic cycle counts, including reconciling, creating and distributing reporting of shrink results from these counts.
  • Review physical inventory and cycle count results and research any unusual trends to identify potential operational or systematic issues.
  • Interact daily with stores on inventory related issues such as adjustment and reason code questions, under/over receipt of shipment, missing damaged cartons and/or transfers, replenishment issues, found no stock orders, fraud/theft and general inventory and operational issues.
  • Recognize areas where efficiencies can be created and question current practices
  • Monitor, maintain and correct negative inventory levels in stores
  • Work with cross functional partners in Loss Prevention, IT, Retail Merchandise Planning, Store Operations and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) for resolution of inventory related issues
  • Oversee month end financial reporting for the department including perpetual inventory reconciliation, shrink reserve calculation and reconciliation, scrap reporting, etc.
  • Ensuring compliance with SOX requirements as well as managing and reviewing all internal and external auditors request
  • Provide business with timely and meaningful inventory reporting to identify critical issues and drive continuing process improvements
  • Support in establishing best practices and processes
  • Special projects and ad hoc reporting as requested from internal and external businesses


The accomplished individual will possess…


  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Highly developed organization skills
  • Sense of urgency to bring critical issues to quick resolution
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to build productive working relationships at all levels
  • Experience in working in a Retail Environment
  • Attention to detail and delivery focused
  • Self-starter and strong desire to learn
  • Willingness to understand transactional details and apply to the larger picture



An outstanding professional will have…


  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2+ years of inventory management experience, preferably in a retail industry environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel as communication and analytical tools
  • Knowledge of SAP (Strongly preferred)

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Req ID:  58923

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