Sr. Manager, International Planning

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
29 Sep 2021
31 Dec 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 Senior Manager International Planning will provide leadership and direction to the regional planning/allocation teams for all International deliverables. This role is responsible to review and consolidate pre-season plans and monthly forecasts. The Sr. Manager will review monthly inventory levels and communicate risk/opportunities to the Sr. Director of International Planning.

  • Serve as a leader of the planning function to drive and deliver sustainable, profitable growth for the region.
  • Liaise with a team of +10 with most of the team located in the regional offices, develop and drive collaboration, proper structure, and processes to maximize team productivity and results
  • Drive financial results that maximize revenue, gross margin, inventory turn goals and minimize excess inventory.
  • Responsible to review regional pre-season plans and monthly forecasts with focus on receipt flow and ensure that available inventory meets open to buy strategy and maximizes cash flow
  • Influence regional flow strategies to ensure major international holidays are protected
  • Direct and manage International promotional calendar
  • Recommend and guide execution of global inventory liquidation strategies (seasonal markdown)
  • Improve and implement reporting and analysis capabilities to drive decision making at the regional level.
  • Standardized analysis and reporting among international business units to provide consolidated and consistent view of regional performance.
  • Collaborate with Global Merchandise Planning and Finance to reconcile planning forecast to financial forecasts by channel and develop strategies to amplify and/or address opportunities
  • Collaborate extensively with corporate partners to execute business strategies, define, and drive business process and overall change management.

People Development
  • Ensure high performance standards thru Coaching, training, and development. Perform ongoing talent assessments.
  • Provide Leadership and guidance. Develop team members skills and ensure goals are achieved
  • Strong Mentorship skills
  • Manages organization and staffing and participates in skills training and development.
  • Participates in company activities and helps to support and develop a team environment.
  • Participates in fostering job satisfaction and positive morale for multiple direct reports.
  • Systems and process training.

  • Bachelor's degree,
  • 5 - 8 years prior experience in retail planning & allocation
  • 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 must
    • 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: Honesty + Kindness, Passion + Humility, Integrity + Compassion, Excellence + Humor. - 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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