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Manager, Supply Planning


singapore, 01, SG

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. 


Primary Purpose:

The Planning Manager assumes full responsibility on Tapestry supply planning process from long range production plan, product allocation to monthly order placement. He/She will execute the strategic sourcing direction, collect and analyze global planning and costing data in support of total cost optimization, vendor negotiation and supply policy improvement. This position also drives the consistent implementation of process, policy and system changes on supply chain management across the regions and training of the involved stakeholders.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to

  • Measure and analyze the order profile of the supply base and maintain the long range production plan
  • Collaborate cross functional teams and each local office to review the product specifications and challenges, determine product allocation to service providers to optimize delivery, quality and cost
  • Analyze the allocation results to explore opportunities in the forthcoming allocation
  • Receive and update service providers’ capacities from regional manufacturing team, liaise with New York Planning and Logistics team to balance the actual orders across service providers to establish an agreed monthly production plan
  • Suggest product transfers after careful consideration of capacity and capability constraints, landed cost, product mix and overall fill rate priorities to maximize the best source options
  • Communicate the product transfer list and resolve issues
  • Analyze product trends (difficulty and complexity level) and make recommendation on the capability ramp up plan of each service provider, follow up closely with production team on execution
  • Maintain and analyze related planning and costing data to support annual vendor negotiations, and report sourcing KPIs




The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline; MBA graduate a distinct advantage
  • 5 years of working experience in merchandising or planning in supply chain, preferably in fashion or consumer products industries
  • Proficient in MS Access and Visual Basics
  • Strong data modeling and analytical skills
  • Effective communicator who can present complex problems in simple terms
  • Solution oriented creative thinker
  • Project Management experience an advantage
  • Strong communication skills, spoken & written, in English


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



Req ID:  100298

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