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Coach Inc Sr. Manager, Outlet Buying in New York, New York

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: Sr. Manager, Outlet Buying

Primary Purpose:The Senior Outlet Buyer is a passionate, analytical individual and proven business builder with the ability to recognize and exploit product and sales opportunities. This role will manage our North America and Europe Outlet channels, and an important focus will be developing product and pricing strategies to expand our new and fast-growing online outlet, which launched in June 2020. The ideal candidate enjoys both product and financial analysis - they are comfortable being their own planner. The role reports into the Senior Director, Global Buying and Allocation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop assortment and pricing strategies for each channel: NA Outlet stores, US Online Outlet, and Europe Outlet stores

Manage liquidation of retail deletes and excess inventory amongst the channels

Coordinate with marketing and VM for quarterly signage and email needs

Own our sku-level excel OTB files; forecast sales, inventory, and margin by channel: US Outlet stores, CA Outlet stores, US Online Outlet, EU Outlet stores

Competitive pricing and product analysis

Partner closely with the Ecommerce and Digital teams to execute Online Outlet events

Regular communication with our store teams on immediate and long term needs

Perform weekly reporting and analysis and identify actions based on business trend

Analyze monthly and seasonal hindsights to identify product, category, and sku count needs and communicate back to global merchandising

Partner with our NA and EU allocators on product distribution strategy

Skills and Abilities Required

Strong analytical and mathematical skills

Highly proficient in Excel

Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

Strong communication skills and comfortable partnering with many different teams

Comfortable performing ad-hoc analysis and operating with limited systems

Self-starter who can work independently

Detailed oriented and highly organized

Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems

Education and Experience Required

Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience in Buying, Planning, and/or Allocation

Omni channel or ecommerce experience is preferable

Experience in a sized category 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 moraleand 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.

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

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