DVP, Merchandising, Factory Stores
Coach - New York, NY

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Primary Purpose:
The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to...

Develop seasonal merchandise strategies and assortment architecture based on current sales and market trends to support all businesses across all channels of NA Factory Store business units

Manage the annual and monthly forecast processes to achieve company financial and merchandise objectives - includes sales, inventory, receipt, turn and margin goals.

Drive product category growth in all Factory Store channels by identifying key items, recommended product assortments by tiers and partnering with business to control product selection and investments.

Provide high-level analysis, business strategies/updates, and lead presentations to company executives, including strategic recommendations to maximize sales and profitability.

Lead Merchandising team – includes providing training and career development, ensuring departmental plans and sku buys meet financial objectives, as well as support merchandising strategies.

Work closely with Planning and Allocation teams to ensure line supports financial objectives and to develop quarterly assortment plans and monthly product flow.

Partner with Global Merchandising on Product Development Timeline (PDT) and manage the team adherence to the critical business deadlines.

Provide input to Marketing/PR to ensure that key products/initiatives are highlighted and appropriately exposed through media and to influence marketing decisions.

Work closely with Internet to ensure Coach online strategies complement strategies in stores

Management/Leadership:
Motivate & develop a team of 3 direct reports and 5 in directs

Manage performance, development planning, and career growth

Ability to build partnerships, gain support and to drive cross functional teams
The accomplished individual will possess...

BA or BS degree

15 or more years of experience in merchandising / buying

Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as strong influencing and negotiating skills

Strong product sense; proven experience in driving product assortments

Strong analytical skills

Strategic thinker recognizes opportunities and influences decision makers to move to execution

Well developed knowledge of Essbase, SAP and Arthur Planning a plus

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