Wholesale Planner

US-NY-New York
3 weeks ago
Job ID
Inventory Management - Planning


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.



The Wholesale Planner is responsible for implementing strategies that meet and exceed sales, gross margin and cost shipment goals for assigned accounts/divisions at Kate Spade New York.  The Wholesale Planner is also responsible for the successful development, execution and communication of retail sales & receipt plans along with managing account profitability. This role is the candidate pool for the Senior Wholesale Planner position.


Financial Planning

  • Manage the development of annual and seasonal retail sales & receipt plans for planned accounts
  • Develop and communicate comprehensive financial and product strategies for planned accounts
  • Manage monthly account-level open-to-buy activities
  • Analyze historic performance and planned strategies to identify areas of opportunity or risk
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business
  • Provide periodic reporting on business performance

Business Process Management

  • Act as primary partner for AEs on planning and inventory management processes for planned accounts.
  • Develop, maintain and update tools, reports, etc to support the needs of the business

Plan Management - Allocation

  • Partner with AEs and Account Planners to ensure right stock, right place, right quantities, right stores, right time



  • Analytic Skills:  Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Financial and Business Acumen:  Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality:  Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Relationship Management:  Able to build constructive and effective relationships with entry-level & mid-level account leadership.
  • Influencing and Negotiation:  Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Planning and Priority Setting:  Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals
  • Systems and Tools Acumen:  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
  • Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
  • Possess good organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skill
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 5 years work experience in Wholesale Planning or Retail Planning, Department Store experience preferred



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




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