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Finance & Inventory Control Manager


London, LND, GB

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

The Primary Purpose:  


This role is within the Finance Control team of Tapestry Europe, which covers 12 countries and 3 brands, supporting approximately 100 stores as well as eCommerce. The Inventory Control Analyst reports into this position.


The Inventory Manager is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of store inventory data held on the Store Inventory Management systems, and in SAP.


He/she ensures the integrity of physical inventory processes both between warehouse and stores and within stores, and owns the reconciliation and payment of the intercompany payables related to inventory purchases.


They will own the month end processes for Inventory Control to allow accurate financial reporting, ensuring appropriate posting of shrink reserves and any other required adjustments. They will own the balance sheet reconciliations related to the inventory balances in the financial statements.


They will work with Retail Operations to perform periodic stock counts and follow up on results appropriately.  They will take a lead role in identifying and implementing improvements to store processes and internal controls in this area, particularly as we try to standardise procedures across the three brands.


The Inventory Control Manager needs to work cross-functionally (particularly with the store teams, Retail Operations, IT and Loss Prevention) and build strong working relationships across the business.


The accomplished individual will possess…


  • Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in a multi-store retail business
  • Experience managing direct report(s)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible and performance-oriented; able to work independently under time pressure in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability and willingness to see beyond the immediate remit of the role to drive team success.
  • Tenacity and stamina consistently to drive process improvements that withstand pressure
  • Advanced Excel skills


An outstanding professional will have...


  • European language skills
  • Pan European retail finance experience
  • SAP expertise

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Managerial 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.

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

Req ID:  61675

Job Segment: Inventory, Operations