KATE SPADE & COMPANY

Vice President - Stores

US-NY-New York
3 months ago
Job ID
22850
Category
Retail Field - Management

Overview

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.


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Responsibilities

General purpose of the position:

 

The Vice President Stores is responsible for the successful achievements of the Specialty and Outlet retail channels in North America and Canada. Additionally, this person will develop and oversee key strategic initiatives and business goals to drive overall sales and profit. The Vice President Stores will manage senior leadership with multi-district/store responsibilities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the day-to-day business with an entrepreneurial approach to leading, initiating and managing activities both at the corporate and store level to ensure the execution of the kate spade new york brand vision and achieving business goals.
  • Lead and propel stores to focus on providing a unique and brand differentiating guest experience through engagement, communication and in-store selling events.
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan that achieves Kate Spade & Co.’s target goals to increase sales and profit. This strategic plan should identify opportunities, threats and tactics.
  • Anticipate and identify competitors and retail changes which may impact business and in turn implement change as necessary.
  • Control, monitor and manage the fleet's P&L/financials to meet overall sales/profit goals and expense targets.
  • Set goals, monitor work, and evaluate results to ensure that organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.
  • Develop and build an effective field and corporate leadership team that executes and drives business priorities through motivation, focus and organization.
  • Responsible for the fleets Area Support Centers overseeing efficiency and compliance of its operations.
  • Ensure that in-store associates are empowered with the knowledge, tools, skills, company standards, motivation, and encouragement to deliver on both the Kate Spade brand promise and the company’s performance targets.
  • Building cross-functional partnerships and foster collaboration with corporate partners.
  • Participate in and support, internally and externally, corporate policies, programs and initiatives.
  • Develop innovative best practices and initiatives that will lead to new business opportunities for the fleet.
  • Create an environment of creativity and self-improvement for yourself and your associates.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelors in Business Administration preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in a luxury retail environment. Strong retail management experience with multi-site oversight.
  • Strong US and Canada retail and outlet market experience
  • Enhance brick and mortar environments through continuous service & experience innovation and by championing the voice of the store teams and the customer.
  • Achieve Business measurements; traffic, conversion, units per transaction; sales vs, plan, gross margin, etc.
  • Develop growth strategy through product assortment, current and new store growth, sales initiatives, etc.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills at all levels in the organization
  • Execution of new store openings; manage new store rollout; oversee budgeting
  • Travel required

 

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

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