• Assistant Buyer - SLG's (outlet)

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2018 10:20 AM)
    Job ID
    Merchandising & Buying - Accessories
  • 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.

    Welcome to Kate Spade & Company.



    • Run weekly selling reports to recap and analyze business making recommendations for driving improved performance and identifying opportunities
    • Assist buyer in analyzing business analysis on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Shop the marketplace to identify product opportunities, pricing strategies, trends, and offerings which will impact the business and drive results across both channels, stores & ecommerce
    • Assist during market with product selection and assortment
    • Manage purchase order entry and maintenance. This includes writing the POs, changes and cancellations.
    • Ensure all markdowns and weekly in-store promotions are entered and set up properly in system
    • Liaise with production team to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
    • Gather and communicate store feedback post floorset
    • Update item level master markdown files based on business updates and needs
    • Accurately reconcile receipts with strong attention to detail and communicate any issues that arise
    • Work with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization
    • Support buyer with visual recaps, boards and line lists along with sample coordination
    • Assist buyer with flash sales
    • Partner with e-commerce merchandising and photo teams to ensure product accuracy and propose enhancements
    • Participate in meetings


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Ecommerce experience a plus
    • 1-2 years experience as a merchandise assistant, assistant buyer and/or planning
    • High level of proficiency in retail math and excel
    • Ability to multitask and focus in a busy atmosphere
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and shift priorities
    • Ability to build strong working relationships with cross functional teams
    • Strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated success in working on a collaborative team
    • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
    • Sense of urgency and strong attention to detail


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




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