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Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always been colorful, bold, and optimistic. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand that designs extraordinary things for the everyday, delivering seasonal collections of handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, home decor, and more. Known for its rich heritage and unique brand DNA, Kate Spade New York offers a distinctive point of view and celebrates communities of women around the globe who live their perfectly imperfect lifestyles.
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Job Title: Buyer - Full Price Handbags
Primary Purpose: build and execute a unique product strategy that meets and/or exceeds financial goals for Handbags for the full price direct to consumer business
The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in buying to...
responsible for driving sales and achieving financial goals for the handbags category
analyzing sales and inventory weekly, monthly, quarterly & yearly and identify risks and opportunities within the assortment
work in close partnership with global merchandising on line development to ensure business needs are met
manage open-to-buy and markdown/promotional approach to ensure achievement of sales, margin and turn targets
focus on future of business by identifying market trends and assortment opportunities
drive discussions with the planning team regarding buying strategy
edit and assort line during market. Architect sku plan to meet financial goals
strategize key items, promotions and markdowns
liaise with production team to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
partner with digital merchandising, visual merchandising, marketing, and stores leadership to execute buy strategies across ecommerce and stores channels
gather qualitative feedback on product, customers, & competition to identify assortment opportunities
present in weekly business review and key pre-season and in season milestone meetings
communicate professionally with external vendors regarding purchase orders, inventory tracking, chase receipts and end of life product solutions
The accomplished individual will possess...
strategic and analytical thinking
the ability to demonstrate initiative and drive solutions
the ability to multitask and focus in a fast paced atmosphere
flexibility and team player mentality
ability to influence and leverage cross functional partners
be conscientious and provide complete follow through on all responsibilities
excellent time management and communication skills
strong presentation skills
experience training and leading at least one direct report
An outstanding professional will have...
7+ years of experience in a retail buying role or applicable analytical role
1+ years in a buyer level role
experience in leather goods preferred
bachelor's degree preferred
advanced excel skills
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 moraleand spirit in theirteam; 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.
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-JL3. Visit Kate Spade at .