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Account Executive - Tapestry, MEAI

Tapestry

London, LND, GB

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.

 

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

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. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

 

Job Title:  Account Executive  – Middle East & India

 

Primary Purpose:

 

The Account Executive will support the strategic and operational execution of product launches, driving in-season performance against sales and margin targets and play a key role in supporting the full lifecycle of a buy from sell in to sell out within the Middle East & India region.  

 

The role will have the following main areas of focus/responsibility:

 

  • Manage the strategic and operational execution of product investment for Middle East & India Distributor partners across categories, with primary focus on Coach
  • Support the analysis of trade to drive productivity, ensuring key KPI’s are met
  • Ensure cohesive investments, reflective of regional price, assortment, silhouette & functionality, specific to region performance
  • Contribute to assortment strategies, product selections and tiered door assortments
  • Provide analysis for in-seasonal buy reviews, hindsight & trade meetings
  • Contribute to weekly / biweekly, partner trade meetings, collaborating to ensure clear strategic actions to maximize performance
  • Drive performance against sales and margin targets; maximize in-season opportunities and affect future inventory, minimizing risk and potentializing opportunities to propose to Line Manager
  • Based on trade and alignment with Global best practices, provide clear direction on promotional strategies across categories suited to each region and consumer
  • Partner with Wholesale Operations, Customer Service & Logistics team to ensure timely and complete deliveries for the MEAI region
  • Analyze and interpret product performance, customer feedback, consumer trends, competitive landscape and local market knowledge to drive regional opportunities and provide competitor activity to support
  • Own Outlet Microstrategy and Reporting activities and ensure these are delivered accurately, adhering to timelines
  • In conjunction with Distributor partners, monitor on-hand inventory and own driving activities to facilitate WOH / turn targets proposing actions with timelines to support
  • Support with go-to-market assets
  • In conjunction with Distributor partners, VM & Customer Experience, consider floor set launches and peak trading moments
  • Partner with Customer Experience to ensure seamless in-store consumer experience across multiple touchpoints
  • Instill best practices and ways of working within the team - driving productivity and understanding of Ad-hoc analysis and scenario building to support trading decisions / future needs etc.
  • Build/Maintain close relationships with key partners in the region and internally

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Minimum 3-4 years wholesale/retail/franchise experience
  • Multi-category experience in a buying / merchandising environment highly desired
  • Numerate with strong analytical skills and financial acumen; operates with clear command of the key financials to support strong business growth
  • A trading mindset and be data driven
  • Strong Excel skills (Vlook Ups, Pivot Tables, Sum Ifs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the fashion or accessories luxury goods market

 

An outstanding professional will have...

  • 2+ years’ experience within a Distributor business model
  • Multi-category experience across Full Price & Outlet
  • Merchandising, Planning & Analyst Experience
  • Experience of working with a global company/brand
  • Creative problem solving and strategic thinking skills with strong business acumen
  • Ability to make prudent decisions under pressure and deadlines
  • Build effective global partnerships and interact successfully with diverse individuals at all levels
  • Have clear and confident presentation skills to deliver key messages to leadership

 

What Tapestry can offer you:

 

  • Hybrid working (3 days working from the Office, 2 days remote)
  • Option to finish early on a Friday (Flex Fridays)
  • 1 Paid Volunteering Day per year and opportunities to volunteer with global projects
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Internal mobility & career progression
  • Regular Social Events - Seasonal & Cultural
  • Equity Inclusion & Diversity initiatives which include employee resource groups & regional inclusion council

 

Other benefits include:

 

  • 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Multi brand discount up to 50% off – Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman
  • Private Healthcare with health assessment (Bupa)
  • Bupa rewards - Financial wellbeing support and wellness discounts
  • Private Dental Cover
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Gym discount
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme

 

At Tapestry, we are committed to building a diverse & inclusive workforce. We know that having a wide range of perspectives and experiences makes us more innovative and brings us closer to our consumers. If you are interested in this role but do not believe you meet all the set criteria, that’s ok. We are happy to work with individuals who have the drive, passion, agility and willingness to learn. So, take a chance and apply; you may just be who we are looking for. We would be delighted to hear from you.  

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 his/her 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.

 

Tapestry, Inc. 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. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

 

 

Req ID:  112333


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