Director, Merchandising Strategic Initiatives

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
27 Oct 2021
27 Dec 2021



Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Executive Chairman, 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 own stylish 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 Director, Merchandising Strategic Initiatives will support the GMM of RTW & Footwear in leading the strategic transformation of our RTW business. They will provide project management, operations, problem-solving and analytical support on all aspects of the program and the day-to-day operations of the RTW category and eventually support additional categories and projects throughout the merchandising team.

  • Provide Project Management leadership for the cross-functional initiatives to ensure alignment across all critical stakeholders and that we achieve the stated business outcomes.
  • Manage full roadmap with clear goals and timing.
  • Facilitate and execute the strategy set by leadership team.
  • Work closely with cross functional partners who will assess supplier and factory base, product assortment architecture & mix, including needs for our international businesses
  • Identify and analyze new business opportunities, outlining analytical plans, metrics, key performance indicators and risk, and helping to implement change.
  • Support the development of business plans, models, and analysis for new projects and initiatives.
  • Perform deep dive analysis to understand drivers of business.
  • Provide in-depth market and competitive insight to help inform and drive the growth agenda for the category.
  • Compile thoughtful, comprehensive industry analysis and identify key trends.
  • Develop a product creation calendar to support the evolved category strategy.
  • Partner with Creative Services team to identify opportunities and updates to Creative Content, Styling, Site Merchandising, VM to support overall RTW strategy.
  • Present research and findings to senior leadership & stakeholders.
  • Partner with functional and business leads to drive key brand strategies and initiatives.
  • Manage RTW and other various projects from start to finish, including research, analysis and assessment, recommendations and implementation.

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus.
  • Experience in retail, merchandising or consumer-facing businesses required.
  • Experience working on projects in fashion or apparel business preferred, RTW a plus.
  • Experience working within a Top Tier management consulting firm a plus.
  • Creative and strategic thinker and problem-solver.
  • Self-starter who thrives in ambiguous environments and adapts easily to change.
  • Excellent project management and analytical skills.
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and have solid financial acumen.
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills including ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Able to work under pressure quickly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to collaborate effectively and build relationships across all functions and levels within the organization.


Please note any skills/qualities you would want someone to have in this role in addition to our core skills :

  • 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
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: 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
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: 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 .

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