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Wholesale Planning Analyst

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

Job Title: Wholesale Planning Analyst

Primary Purpose: Primary responsibility will be to produce and distribute scheduled reporting, ensuring that the information communicated is clear and accurate. This position will also coordinate the collection of information from internal and external sources to support the planning department in all the budgeting, forecasting, and planning activities.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Planning to...

 

  • Analyze and interpret KPIs including the monitoring of shipments, sales and stock, style selling and trends.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize the reporting systems and understand warehouse processes. Includes utilizing systems and preparation of reporting to allow for interpretation of the business.
  • Develop and expand key reporting needs for planning/sales wholesale team
  • Review data integrity, exception reporting, location/sku missing information
  • Manage manual submissions into SAP (Non EDI Account sales, MD tool)
  • Develop Fluency in Cora metrics and calculations
  • Communication and understanding of IT process and respective owners on the IT side, with ability to provide examples and communicate expected results

 

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • The ability to understand retail math and have strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint and familiar with MS Office
  • Strong organizational skills and pay attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills

 

An outstanding professional will have...

 

  • A desire to learn, grow and engage
  • A team player attitude
  • A passion for product and an interest in weaving a story out of numbers!

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.

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. # LI - YA1 Visit Kate Spade at www.katespade.com

 

Req ID:  86998


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