Coach

Planner - New York

New York, NY
A RICH HERITAGE Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop. In a Manhattan loft, six arti

Job Description

Planner

Posted: Sunday, 9/17/2023

Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last—for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands committed to stretching what’s possible.

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. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.


Job Title: Planner, Retail Men’s Bags


Primary Purpose: The Planner for Men’s Bags on the Global Merchandise Planning team will support the formulation of the Global assortment throughout the phases of the product lifecycle, beginning with pre-season line planning and extending through in-season sales performance and trend analysis. The Planner will partner with key partners on the Global Merchandising and Business Unit teams to ensure growth targets are achieved. This position will report to the Director of Retail Leathergoods.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Merchandise Planning to...

  • Report on Global best-sellers and assess success of Newness launches, noting key variances by region
  • Analyze and identify Global and regional product trends through weekly, monthly, and seasonal reporting
  • Provide seasonal, Global financial framework for Men’s Bags assortment
  • Drive Global investments against key product strategies across markets, leveraging strong business partnerships to maximize sales opportunities, while maintaining Global message
  • Succinctly summarize investments, highlighting areas of risk and opportunity
  • Foster effective teamwork and communication with key business partners (i.e. Global Merchandising, Business Unit buying teams, Brand Operations, Product Development, Supply Operations, etc.)
  • Effectively prioritize and coordinate deadlines with cross-functional partners
  • Become the product expert in Men’s Bags

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, with firm understanding of retail math concepts
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate across all levels of management
  • Strong initiative, and agility to flex across shifting priorities
  • High degree of accountability and attention to detail
  • Value on teamwork, to ensure strong relationships with a multitude of cross-functional partners

An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2+ years of experience in Planning and/or Buying preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and comfort working with large amounts of data
  • Experience with MicroStrategy or other BI reporting tools

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 morale and spirit in their team; 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. #LI-HYBRID #LI-AD1


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Tapestry, Inc. will provide applicants and employees with reasonable accommodation for disabilities or religious beliefs. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Tapestry People Services at 1-855-566-9264 or [email protected]


Visit Coach at www.coach.com.


BASE PAY RANGE $65,000.00 TO $75,000.00
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Coach At A Glance

A RICH HERITAGE Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop. In a Manhattan loft, six artisans handcrafted a collection of leather goods using skills handed down from generation to generation. Discerning consumers soon began to seek out the quality and unique nature of Coach craftsmanship. Now greatly expanded, Coach continues to maintain the highest standards for materials and workmanship. Coach’s exceptional workforce remains committed to carefully upholding the principles of quality and integrity that define the company. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality and durability, and our commitment to customer service. CRAFTING THE FUTURE Coach is a global leader in premium handbags and accessories. Building upon our strong brand and business equities, we are in the process of transforming from an international accessories business to a global lifestyle brand, anchored in accessories, presenting a clear and compelling expression of the Coach woman and man across all product categories, store environments and brand imagery. In addition, we are leveraging the global opportunity for Coach by raising brand awareness and building market share in markets where Coach is under-penetrated, through our directly operated businesses most notably in Asia and Europe.
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