Planning Manager, Corporate Merchandise Planning, RTW

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
23 Sep 2021
15 Nov 2021



Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brandthat embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch.The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details,includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer's ownstylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

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.


The goal of this Planning function is to set up all relevant processes and drive the business (Revenue, EBIT) through strategic merchandise planning, controlled inventory management, actionable reporting and insightful commercial analysis. We achieve this by creating a world class, digitally enabled integrated end to end planning team, which is commercial, connects well cross functionally and delivers efficient merchandise processes.

The Planner at Tory Burch is responsible for supporting the Global Merchant category owner with the development of the Global Product Assortment and ensures that it aligns with the financial targets of our brand. Merchandise Planning establishes financial targets by category/class for Sales, GM, receipts and inventory. The Global Merchandising planning role works with the Business Unit to define assortment strategies ad buys for Direct to Consumer Channel and Wholesale Account. This role establishes and analyzes the monthly sales and GM targets by product and partnership with Merchandising and Production.

The team is responsible to manage planning calendars to support the completion of Buys and key financial deliverables. The team is responsible for the development of planning process and systems and works closely with IT on development. The team drives the data standardization initiatives to develop key product attributes. In addition, the team works with finance to identify, define and standardize how the company analyzes and reports on the business. To excel in the position this person must have excellent leadership and communication skills, strong business acumen in retail math and analytical skills. Must have established planning experience, creative problem solving skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced highly collaborative environment

  • Run weekly reporting to analyze business and drive action items
  • Create Global Product Hindsight in partnership with Global Merchants
  • Build strategic Category launch decks for seasonal plans in partnership with Global Merchants
  • Own process of minimum order quantities (MOQ global)
  • Report out on final market investments in partnership with Global Merchants
  • Own global key item forecasting and inventory management in partnership with Production team and Business units
  • Facilitate global Markdown/Exit Strategy in partnership with Global Merchants & Business units
  • Partner with Global Merchants and Production on raw material bookings ahead of each season
  • Oversee review of seasonal air vs. ocean transport in partnership with Global Merchants & Business units

  • Bachelor's degree,
  • 5+ years prior experience in retail planning & allocation, preferred in global planning
  • Vertical retail experience
  • Strong leadership skills, executive presence and acumen
  • Strong analytical skills paired with strategic business acumen and application
  • Detail-oriented, results-driven, highly, motivated, and entrepreneurial. Ability to act as both a "player" and a "coach"
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence peers, members of a cross-functional team and senior management.
  • Ability to formally present business strategies and action plans.


  • 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

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

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