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Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully. As a member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.
The successful individual will leverage their proficiency on the North America Buying team to...

Assist the buyer with identifying future product opportunities, trends, and offerings which will impact the business across both shopping channels: stores and ecommerce
Responsible for sku set up and maintenance including but not limited to, defining items, generating purchase orders, inputting markdowns
Track purchase orders and vendor inventory files  in an excel document to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
Ensure all style information and pricing is accurate on the assortment list, acting as a lead for managing the list
Analyze and present weekly category/vendor sales data to identify trends and themes within the business during the weekly Buying team meeting
Use sales reporting to develop an in-depth understanding of product performance and customer base to develop action plans
Thoroughly analyze sales data, market and seasonal trends to assist the buyer with merchandise decisions
Analyze current sales trends, shipments, and inventory levels to partner with planning and allocation in order to react to business appropriately
Partner with cross functional teams to aid in the development and implementation of merchandising strategies  including licensing, design, ecommerce, visual, and operations teams
Develop and maintain relationships and follow-throughs with cross-functional teams and vendors
Identify key items or vendors to highlight for internal seasonal weekly email calendar; communicate recommendation to the appropriate teams

The accomplished individual will possess...

Bachelor\u2019s degree preferred
1-3 years\u2019 experience as a merchandise assistant or assistant buyer
Proficient in retail math and excel
E-commerce experience a plus

An outstanding professional will have...

Ability to multitask and focus in a busy atmosphere
Ability to manage multiple projects and shift priorities
Ability to build strong working relationships with cross functional teams
Possess strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills 
Demonstrated success in working on a collaborative team
Demonstrated organizational skills
Sense of urgency
Strong attention to detail

kate spade new york 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\u2019s or employee\u2019s 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. #LI-CA Visit kate spade new york at

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Fifth & Pacific Companies is home to some of America's finest brands. It was born in May 2012, growing out of what used to be a part of Liz Claiborne Inc. The name Fifth & Pacific Companies communicates the Company's strategic focus on growing its global lifestyle brands – Juicy Couture, kate spade, Lucky Brand Jeans and Jack Spade. The new name also marks its transition to a direct-to-consumer retailer, after decades primarily serving department stores, and reflects the sale of the Liz Claiborne namesake brand to J.C. Penney in October 2011. Taking inspiration from New York and California, "Fifth & Pacific Companies" telegraphs both the Company's reach and its potential.

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