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Manager, Wholesale Planning & Operations

Stuart Weitzman

New York, NY, US

Stuart Weitzman is synonymous with modern femininity. For more than 35 years, the red-carpet favorite brand has designed products that inspire women to feel beautiful on their own terms by mastering the art of melding fashion, function and fit. The brand’s empowering approach to style has resonated globally, as SW’s fashion-forward collections are sold in more than 100 retail stores, primarily in North America, Europe, and mainland China, global e-commerce platforms, and retail and distributor partners. In every facet of the brand, its collaborative teams located all over the world are committed to creating luxurious accessories that women of all lifestyles and cultural backgrounds can rely on to take bold and inspiring steps in their own lives every day.


Stuart Weitzman is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

Job Title: Manager, Wholesale Planning & Operations

This position’s primary focus is to develop and improve operational efficiency to support the commercial efforts of the Stuart Weitzman’s business.  Assists our business partners to ensure maximum efficiency in:

  • Optimizing wholesale operating model and its deployment across both operations and merchandise planning
  • Reinforcing, streamlining, and simplifying business processes (challenge status quo)
  • Responsible for SAP S4 ARUN/BOP process to forecast shipment target
  • Manage, develop and motivate 2 direct reports


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Global Wholesale to…

  • Maximize revenues and efficiencies for Stuart Weitzman Wholesale business.  Own account’s requirements vs. Stuart Weitzman SLA to ensure compliance and shipment fluidity, including adhering to all Sarbanes-Oxley business controls.
  • Direct and set shipments by month/quarter and account to support the latest estimate (SMI) with Sales & Finance. Drive shipments to achieve the month, quarter, and year end objective.  Provide insights and strategy on maximizing shipment opportunities to Senior Leadership.
  • Own and manage the in-season planning process focused on open stock, model stock and pre-buy for global wholesale while partnering with sales to align on assortment offering.
  • Management of the drop ship program with domestic wholesale accounts.
  • Work to maximize cross functional relationships within Stuart Weitzman to support the current and future operational requirement.  Identify business opportunities with system and internal process enhancement (i.e., ordering tool, ATS, shipment flow, etc.)
  • Develop team structure, including roles & responsibilities.  Identify development opportunities to help drive team dynamics and structure.
  • Own order management from placement to fulfillment / on-time delivery with internal teams as well as market order management. 

The accomplished individual will possess…

  • Ability to influence and build strong working relationships with cross-functional internal and external partners.
  • Highly strategic, forward thinking, risk taker, and result oriented
  • Diverse communication style in addressing and presenting to various teams
  • Ability to influence change
  • Strong success in mentoring and developing a high preforming, dynamic team
  • Ability to lead on projects with creative and strategic pay out.
  • Working knowledge of Merchandise Planning, Operations and Logistics, international custom compliance, Freight forwarders, and transportation compliance / requirement is a plus

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 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.
  • 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.


Stuart Weitzman 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 Stuart Weitzman at #LI-MS1

Req ID:  74801