• Planning Europe, Full Price - kate spade

    Country – State – City UK-LND-London
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2018 10:54 AM)
    Job ID
    Retail Field - Other
  • Overview

    Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

    As a member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. 



    • Create annual monthly sales and inventory plans by store and by department which tie to the annual operating plan.
    • Own monthly department and class level open-to-buys, identifying risks and opportunities to achieve sales plans.
    • Manage inventory purchases, during seasonal market and in-season chases, to achieve monthly and annual turn targets.
    • Manage style & SKU level planning for replenishment programs.
    • Develop close cross-functional relationship with buying team to manage product assortment strategies by location.
    • Partner with cross functional teams and Finance to manage monthly sales, margin and KPI forecast submissions.
    • Manage store and ecom site level sales and KPI forecasts to achieve topline sales plans.
    • Develop, maintain and update weekly and monthly reporting tools.
    • Analyze weekly and monthly business performance, by category and style level, to identify risks and opportunities with actions to positively impact trade
    • Manage promotional calendar with cross functional teams, to ensure sales goals are achieved.
    • Manage and communicate seasonal markdowns, understanding impact to sales and margin.
    • Manage inventory allocation to Full Price stores – both initials and replenishment
    • Partner with Outlet Planner to own transfer of full price deletes to Outlet


    skills and abilities required:

    • Product and merchandising sensibility.
    • Excellent team working skills with the ability to manage cross-functional relationships across multiple levels. Must work collaboratively to drive results.
    • Solid strategic thinker with a strong business acumen and the ability to influence business decisions
    • Excellent retail math and analytical skills.
    • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Flexible and resourceful with the ability to work well independently.


    education and experience required:

    • Minimum 3-4 years merchandise planning and allocation experience
    • Superior computer skills & advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Functioning knowledge of planning and reporting systems.

    Please apply via the link below-




    kate spade new york 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 kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.


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