Sr. Associate, Calendar Operations

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
26 Apr 2022
31 May 2022

The Sr Associate Manager of Calendar Operations will work with the Design, Product Development, Merchandising and Creative teams to coordinate management of the product creation and Creative calendars and ensure the teams are aware of key priorities and deliverables. This person will also be involved in monitoring development targets and deliverables, and communicating changes across categories and functions to ensure alignment and timely execution. Routinely works with others to enhance and streamline processes in support of greater speed and agility. Serves as liaison between cross-functional partners and facilitates meetings as needed.


Calendar and Time Management:
  • Assist the Senior Director in the creation and maintenance of the seasonal product creation calendar in accordance with the parameters of the brand
  • Partners with cross-functional partners align on milestone schedules in advance of each season start
  • Proactively identifies potential risks to milestone scheduling and deliverables
  • Ensures calendar accuracy at all times through timely updates to calendar and meeting schedules in response to changes, delays, etc.
  • Support efforts to streamline product creation processes to drive efficiency in support of speed and agility; from initial concept through production.
  • Facilitate the weekly cross-functional meeting for each category to monitor and react to changes in calendar milestones or deliverables.
  • Work with the Design Office to ensure all meetings are scheduled in advance of season start
  • Assist executive admin team in keeping milestone meetings updated and on-time.

  • Ensure Merchandising, Design, Product Development and Creative teams are aware of priorities & deadlines.
  • Facilitate meetings, distribute minutes capturing key meeting discussions, and communicate decisions in a timely manner.

Design & Product Development Operations:
  • Identify deliverable inputs and outputs for cross-functional meetings in tandem with upcoming calendar milestones.
  • Following initial calendar creation for each season, meet with Design & Product Development teams to ensure sufficient worktime between milestones, taking into account travel and holiday schedules, etc.
  • Capture and report key performance indicators and metrics that pertain to calendar adherence & discipline and on-time milestone performance.

Cross Functional Link/Liaison
  • Liaise between core cross-functional teams, such as Merchandising, Product Development, & Design as well as other inter-related counterparts such as Sales & International.

  • 3+ years of Project Management/Operations Experience in Retail or related field, handbags and SLGs a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in working with calendar and/or PLM systems.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented manager with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Analytical and dynamic thinker who can think outside the box to reach a solution.
  • Attention to detail, follow-up and excellent organization.
  • Ability to work effectively with creative teams.
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach.
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented.
  • Understand how to help foster a collaborative creative culture.
  • Champion for change and able to react with speed and agility.
  • Flexible and creative problem solver.
  • Passion for Product Lifecycle/Development process.
  • Personal professionalism and accountability.

  • 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

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 .

NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Tory Burch requires new hires employed in New York City to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the order of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene to Require COVID19 Vaccination in the Workplace. Tory Burch provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).

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