Licensing Assistant

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
08 Sep 2021
15 Oct 2021


Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that inspires people around the world to live in full color with character, beauty and confidence. Launched in February 2004, the collection embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch. It includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and fragrance.

There are more than 300 Tory Burch boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Australia, and the collection is available at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide and The brand's dedication to helping women fearlessly follow their dreams is reflected in the work of the Tory Burch Foundation, which advances women's empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States.

Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

Job Summary

Licensing Assistant: assist overall Licensing department, support partnerships, cross functional teams, and commercial and product development across Eyewear, Watches, and Beauty. Interface with licensees and brand as needed across sales, DTC, Master Data team, marketing, merchandising, and design.

Primary Job Functions

Sales and Business Analysis
  • Collect weekly/monthly sales data and best sellers, cross reference for accuracy, and compile reports.
  • Review and compare distribution files to previous years, highlight changes, and track door approvals
  • Recap post market buys
  • Assistance with research and compilation of meeting presentations. Industry/category research and brand comparisons
  • Audit of licensed categories within partner digital and retail locations

Master Data Assistance
  • Manage Master Data process in PDM/PLM systems, entering and updating product attributes to maintain system and reporting accuracy.
  • Create master data setup forms to aide in the style setup process

Cross Functional Support
  • Day-to-day collaboration with Licensees, and across multiple internal and external cross-functional teams to ensure execution of projects and initiatives. Documentation of project status and follow up of next steps
  • Support cross functional teams with product knowledge to answer product related questions.
  • Supporting with creative services briefs and follow ups

Licensing Sample Management
  • Inventory all Licensing Samples (current and historic) as well as seasonal development
  • Manage loans to and from internal and external teams. Detailed management of samples and proactive follow up
  • Work with Tory Burch Sample team to tag and track Licensing samples, and archive historic samples

General Clerical and Administrative
  • Assist in meeting scheduling, meeting setup and breakdown, prepare materials, take notes and document next steps
  • Organize files on digital server, and maintain department organization
  • Ship and messenger materials to partners and maintain contact lists
  • Other projects as needed

  • Bachelor's Degree or Requisite Experience
  • 1-2 years of industry experience
  • Licensing/Merchandising/Product Development experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter - strong sense of urgency and initiative
  • Ability to multitask in fast environment
  • Strong Excel, Power Point, Word skills
  • Business and sales analytical skills
  • Creative, with an eye for trend and innovation


  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice
  • Team Builder - It's all about "We"
    • Sets team goals and roles - Develops, motivates and empowers - Delivers constructive and encouraging feedback - Holds people accountable for results - Recognizes high performance
  • Change Leader - Change is the essence of life
    • Challenges the current point of view - Puts changes in context for the team - Executes changes that impact the business - Is proactive and positive - Listens to and keeps the team up to speed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .