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Coach Inc Summer Buying, Planning and Wholesale Internships in New York, New York

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Tapestry will be offering internship opportunities which will provide interns the opportunity to develop critical skillsets and gain hands-on experience at our house of modern luxury lifestyle brands.

The 2021 program will run from June 1st - August 6th. Paid internship opportunities will be available at each of our brands (Coach, kate spade, Stuart Weitzman) and within Tapestry functional groups.

Here's what you can expect from our internship recruitment process:

Application Deadline - January 11th.

Video Submissions - Should your application be selected for further consideration, you will receive an email prompt for the video submission portion of the application in mid to late-January.

Final Interviews - Our teams will be selecting final candidates for phone or video interviews in early to mid-February depending on candidate availability.

Internship Offers - Delivered in early March.

Job Title: Summer Buying, Planning and Wholesale Internships

Primary Purpose: The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Buying, Planning or Wholesaleto work within either the Coach, kate spade, or Stuart Weitzman teams.*

*Our internship recruiting team will be selecting candidates based on relevant skillsets that could be applicable to internship opportunities within the following departments: Buying, Account Management/Wholesale, Planning and Allocation.

The accomplished individual may possess...

The ability to analyze Excel reports and identify headlines and key metrics based on weekly sales.

The potential to influence category assortment through product performance, customer feedback/trends, local market knowledge.

The ability to manage sample requests for Buying teams, as well as cross functional requests, in conjunction with the Sample Library.

The ability to competitivly shop the market to identify trends in direct and aspirational competitors in both product (i.e. silhouette, price, novelty) and storytelling messaging (i.e. VM, in-store concepts).

An outstanding professional may have...

Strong problem-solving, analytical and creative-thinking skills to identify areas of opportunity within business, current processes and unexpected challenges

Strong communication skills: able to clearly articulate ideas through both verbal and written communication

Adaptability and flexibility: ability to receive change well and positively flex as situations arise

Planning and organization: time management skills to prioritize projects with acute attention to detail

Ability to take initiative and ownership of identified projects

Computer skills: proficient in all Microsoft programs, especially Excel, and openness to learn new systems

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.

Tapestry, Inc. 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. #LI-KS1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at