Merchandiser - Ready to Wear

US-NY-New York
2 months ago
Job ID
Merchandising & Buying - Apparel


Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade & Company. From handbags and clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

Kate Spade & Company has more than 450 specialty and outlet shops in 47 countries around the world.  Our colorful products are sold worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting.

Welcome to Kate Spade & Company.



  • Adhere to seasonal development calendar, managing team meetings and deadlines
  • Analyze global sales, feedback, and historical data on weekly/monthly/seasonal basis to help better assort for future seasons
  • Maintain ownership of competitive landscape, identifying trends and staying on top of newness in market; utilize findings to identify holes in the current business and opportunities for future growth
  • Manage seasonal buy/sales hindsight’s; analyze data to better understand channel specific needs and opportunities
  • Assist manager in creating global (multi-channel) line architecture based on both market and business trends
  • Liaise with all cross-functional partners to execute seasonal assortments from concept to creation
  • Uphold brand filter and product integrity across categories and markets
  • Manage all operational aspects of the business
  • Partner with team in managing all development mile stone meeting preparation, including design reviews, line pricing, line architectures, design reviews, margin reviews, and internal market presentations
  • Manage merchandise coordinator
  • Leverage DFE assortment for future sample sales

    Uphold brand filter and product integrity across all categories and markets


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Proficient in windows-based software such as excel and word
  • Must be able to utilize and master internal software systems
  • Initiative/sense of urgency; demonstrated problem solving skills  
  • Organizational skills
  • Strategic planning and competitive analysis abilities
  • Ability to interact with multiple departments and interact with employees at all levels
  • Understanding of the kate spade brand
  • Retail math training a plus
  • College degree required
  • 4-5 years in positions offering relevant experience
  • Experience working in a merchandising environment for a similar category


Kate Spade & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran




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