Senior Manager, Global Merchandise Planning (Retail Womens, Coach)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.RESPONSIBILITIESGlobal Assortment Planning:* Become the product expert in areas of responsibility: Bags, Wallets, Small Leather Goods* Collaborate with the Global Merchandising team through all phases of product life cycle: preseason product line planning and in-season global trend analysis* Anticipate future consequences and trends, leveraging the teams' sales analytics, to inform future seasonal product strategies and financial framework* Drive global investments against key product strategies across markets, leveraging strong business partnerships to influence business unit investment* Succinctly summarizes investments and highlight areas of risk and opportunity* Build actionable strategies around risks and opportunities identified in the global business* Guide the team in building short & long range product plans based on current trends and overall strategyGlobal Inventory Optimization:* Anticipate Open to Buy needs to support seasonal newness investment, collaborating with business unit buying partners and global inventory management team* Manage investment depth guidance to optimize sales upside and inventory excess risk on key product launches and marketing styles* Leverage the teams' early reads on newness sales to recommend and action strategic inventory re-routing and sharing across markets, or global chase opportunities based on early readsLeadership:* Relied upon for thought leadership, strategic innovation and guiding the junior team* Attract, retain, and engage a high performance team by fostering a collaborative learning environment, celebrating accomplishments, and engaging in open 360 communication* Develop talent with managerial courage, providing direct and actionable positive and correct feedback to others; shares wins and successes with the whole team* Lead by example amongst peers and key partners* Foster effective teamwork and collaboration with key business partners (i.e. Global Merchandising, Product Development, Planning & Logistics, and Business Unit buying teams)* Define and effectively communicate, roles, ownership and stakeholders for key shared deliverablesREQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE* College Degree required* 7+ years of experience in planning, strategy, or business analytics in the Retail Instustry* Minimum of 2 years of people management experience* Excellent problem solving and analytical skills* Superior written, verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with senior management* Must demonstrate strong initiative; and agility to flex across shifting priorities and multiple projects* Strong degree of accountability, and attention to detail* Excellent Microsoft Excel / technical skills; experience in Microsoft PowerPoint* Experience with MicroStrategy or other BI reporting tools is a plusOur Competencies for All Employees* Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.* Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.* Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.* Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.* Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.* Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.* Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.Our Competencies for All People Managers* Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.* Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.* Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.Coach 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-KS1 Visit Coach at www.coach.com.Req ID: 60176Job Segment: Merchandising, Outside Sales, Marketing Manager, Retail, Sales, Marketing
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate
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