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Assistant Buyer Outlet Handbags

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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.
Primary Purpose: Assist off price buying team in building and executing a unique product strategy that meets and/or exceeds financial goals.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Buying to...

Run weekly selling reports to recap and analyze business making recommendations for driving improved performance and identifying opportunities
Assist buyer in analyzing business analysis on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
Shop the marketplace to identify product opportunities, pricing strategies, trends, and offerings which will impact the business and drive results across both channels, stores & ecommerce
Assist during market with product selection and assortment for north america outlet stores and online flash sales
Manage purchase order entry and maintenance. This includes writing the POs, changes and cancellations.
Ensure all markdowns and weekly in-store promotions are entered and set up properly in system
Liaise with production team to ensure timely delivery of merchandise
Gather and communicate store feedback post floorset
Update item level master markdown files based on business updates and needs
Accurately reconcile receipts with strong attention to detail and communicate any issues that arise
Work with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization
Support buyer with visual recaps, boards and line lists along with sample coordination
Partner with e-commerce merchandising and photo teams to ensure product accuracy and propose enhancements
Participate in weekly team business meetings and present in quarterly milestone meetings

The accomplished individual will possess...

Bachelor\u2019s degree preferred
Ecommerce experience a plus
1-2 years experience as a merchandise assistant, assistant buyer and/or planning
High level of proficiency in retail math and excel

 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
Strong presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated success in working on a collaborative team
Demonstrated strong organizational skills
Sense of urgency and 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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