• Assistant Buyer, Outlet Handbags

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/11/2018 2:29 PM)
    Job ID
    Merchandising & Buying - Accessories
  • 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.


    Primary Purpose: Assist off price buying team in building and executing a unique product strategy that meets and/or exceeds financial goals.



    The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Buying to...

    • 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 for north america outlet stores and online flash sales
    • 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
    • Partner with e-commerce merchandising and photo teams to ensure product accuracy and propose enhancements
    • Participate in weekly team business meetings and present in quarterly milestone meetings



    The accomplished individual will possess...

    • 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

     An outstanding professional will have...

    • 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 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. #LI-CA Visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.


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