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Merchandiser, Handbags

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

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

  • adhere to seasonal development calendar, managing team meetings and deadlines
  • analyze global sales, feedback, and historical data on weekly/monthly/seasonal basis to help better assort for future seasons
  • maintain ownership of competitive landscape, identifying trends and staying on top of newness in market; utilize findings to identify holes in the current business and opportunities for future growth
  • manage seasonal buy/sales hindsights; analyze data to better understand channel specific needs and opportunities
  • assist manager in creating global (multi-channel) line architecture based on both market and business trends
  • liaise with all cross-functional partners to execute seasonal assortments from concept to creation
  • uphold brand filter and product integrity across categories and markets
  • partner with team in managing all development milestone meeting preparation, including design reviews, line pricing, line architectures, design reviews, margin reviews, and internal market presentations

the accomplished individual will possess...

  • college degree required – emphasis on design or merchandising preferred
  • 4+ years in positions offering relevant experience
  • experience working in a merchandising environment for a similar category
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • proficient in windows-based software such as excel and word
  • must be able to utilize and master internal software systems
  • initiative/sense of urgency; demonstrated problem solving skills  
  • organizational skills
  • strategic planning and competitive analysis abilities
  • ability to interact with multiple departments and interact with employees at all levels
  • understanding of the kate spade brand
  • retail math training a plus



Req ID:  59250

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