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Global Visual Merchandising Assistant

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

primary purpose: support the senior manager, global visual merchandising strategy with all

department initiatives and projects (mainline and outlet).



the successful individual will leverage their proficiency in visual merchandising to...

• coordinate all visual merchandising needs for global rollouts to support the vision set forth by

Senior Manager. Including but not limited to: creating initiative launch decks, vm standards

and guidelines, details for fixture orders, compiling fixture orders, organizing and procuring

samples, etc.

• drive department efficiency through maintaining and enforcing use of shared drive adhering

to department guidelines, the deck (global platform), and other file shares (Egnyte, etc.).

• create, update and distribute to global partners (regional vm, general managers, regional

buyers) all vm documents that pertain to global store environments, through partnership with

the architecture and fixture design teams. Including but not limited to: documentation of

global floorplans, sku documents, fixture catalogues (HKW).

• support the development and distribution of key departmental communication tools.

Including but not limited to: creation of monthly and seasonal directives (retail, sis, travel

retail, and outlet), executive presentations, weekly checklist, inspirational documents, and

seasonal window and interior recaps.

• oversight of seasonal competitive shopping and trend reports through communication with

identified global ‘comp shop’ team.

• contribute to ‘hands on’ visual merchandising initiatives at local NYC doors, JFK Airport, etc.

as needed.

• support other departmental miscellaneous needs, such as domestic and international

packaging, shipping, and logistics, prop kitting and distribution, and procurement of

materials / boards for presentations.



the accomplished individual will possess...

• 1 – 3 years experience in visual merchandising (store or corporate office), or bachelor’s degree

in visual merchandising/related field

• outstanding technical skills in all adobe creative suite applications and Microsoft office (CAD,

sketch up, and other programs a +)

• a strong attention to detail

• a desire to pursue a visual merchandising career

• a goal and results oriented personality



an outstanding professional will be...

• flexible to travel if needed (minimal to none expectedl)

• flexible to work outside of standard office hours to meet department deadlines and

installation needs

• team player mentality.

• interact with all levels of the organization, including the greater tapestry office

• able to carry heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), climb ladders, etc.

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.


Kate Spade 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 the 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 Kate Spade at #LI-MS1


Req ID:  61561

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