Senior Merchant, Global Footwear

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
29 Sep 2021
Closes
06 Dec 2021
Ref
R0008698
JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US

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.

JOB SUMMARY

Provide merchandising support for the global footwear division. This role will be responsible for following the competitive footwear landscape, helping to build seasonal lineplans and analyzing the business to ensure continued growth. This person will need to have a team attitude as they will be responsible for working with buying, production, design and inventory planning to help develop and support a successful line each season. In addition to attention to detail and business acumen this person will need a passion for product and an eye for trend that is brand right.

RESPONSIBILITIES

#1 Seasonal Business Strategy and Hindsight
  • Ability to analyze a complex business to accurately articulate best and worst sellers.
  • Transform business hindsight into strategy for seasonal line plan building.
  • Ability to both react to current business as well as anticipate future trends in the business.
  • Provide timely and accurate business updates to the cross functional team.
  • Accurately hindsight successes by channel and ensure growing markets such as international are receiving the product they need to drive their business.

#2 Trend and Competitive Analysis
  • First and foremost a clear understanding of the Tory Burch values, product aesthetic and brand point of view are imperative to the role and understanding the brand positioning in the market.
  • Gain a firm understanding of the footwear competitive landscape through online research and visiting the market often.
  • Apply this knowledge to Tory Burch to help improve versatility and end use, ensure pricing remains appropriate and interject current trends where appropriate.

#3 Pricing and Optimization
  • Partner closely with production and PD to better understand the costing break down and margin implications.
  • Help to create a clear pricing structure that ties perceived value, quality and retail pricing together.
  • Understand where Tory Burch falls within the competitive pricing landscape and identify areas of pricing opportunity.

#4 Cross Functional Partner
  • Act as the hub between the channels of PD, production, design, inventory planning and buying. This will require attention to detail, effective time management and excelled communication skills.
  • Understand the goals of all other divisions and functions to ensure you as a merchant are helping to support these brand goals.
  • Build a relationship with all other merchandising teams to create synergy across the Tory Burch collection each season.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Update and publish accurate and timely linesheets and any other tools necessary for market.
  • Manage and update all departmental documents to support merchandising team and day to day functions.
  • Attend detail meetings- working with design to ensure details are on brand, functional and competitive in the marketplace.
  • Work hand in hand with all business channels to fill any specific needs they may have for their market.
  • Own footwear as a category and act as the day to day contact for all channels and cross functional partners. Become the expert.

EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field of study
  • 7+ years of merchandising experience, footwear experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills paired with strategic business acumen and application
  • Strong fashion sensibility
  • Detail-oriented, results-driven, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence peers, members of a cross-functional team and senior management.


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 talent@toryburch.com .

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