Associate, Merchandising Men's FTW

New York City, New York, USA
09 Apr 2022
03 Jun 2022
Job Title: Associate, Merchandising Footwear
Primary Purpose: The Associate will be a key team member of the Men's Global Merchandising team, supporting the continued growth of Coach's Footwear business.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in merchandising to...
- Running Weekly Sales Analysis and Report to the Team
- Run existing sales reports on a weekly basis and distribute to team
- Build ad hoc sales analysis that will help the team understand quarterly trends
- Use reports to analyze business trends/identify future opportunities and share findings with the team on a weekly basis
- Support team in preparation for executive monthly business review
- Owning Edits, Presentation and Market Prep
- Own all aspects of Retail Footwear edit/presentation prep including samples, reporting, line sheet creation, and system set up
- Compile all relevant Footwear information for given time period to ensure alignment to larger corporate strategies. Create decks and boards to be used by Coach both internally and at Wholesale market
- Communicate all post presentation assortment updates and ensure systems are updated accordingly
- Partner with Global Merchandise Planning on seasonal buys
- Market Research
- Research competition (stores, runways, web) in order to better understand the larger Footwear market.
- Use findings to contribute to creation of line plans and trend reports.
- Organization and Team
- Create individual development plan consistent with team goals.
- Establish and manage relationships with key business unit partners.
- Create partnerships with internal cross-functional business units including merchandising peers, design teams, product development, global merchandise planning, marketing, public relations, and creative groups.

The accomplished individual will possess...
- Team-oriented with ability to multi-task in a rapid growing, ever-changing environment
- Able to react quickly with strong sense of urgency
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Highly organized, ability to shift priorities, excellent attention to detail
- Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills
- Ability to take initiative and ownership

An outstanding professional will have...
- BA or BS degree preferred
- 2-3 yearsmerchandising or buying experience required
- Full-price Footwear retail sales experience a plus
- Strong understanding of merchandising product development lifecycle and cross-functional business partners operations
- Experience with Merchandising or Buying Luxury Goods/Accessories a plus
- Strong analytical skills and comprehensive understanding of "retail math"
- Proficient and quick on excel and general computer knowledge
- Excellent product sensibility and conceptual ability

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at #LI-MS1

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