Senior Director, Buying & Planning

Jimmy Choo
New York, NY, USA
Posted 10 hours ago
Full time

Jimmy Choo is a 21st century luxury accessories brand, with shoes at its heart, offering an empowered sense of glamour and a playfully daring spirit.

Job Title: Senior Director of Buying & Planning  

Department: Buying & Planning

Reporting to: President, JC North America

Who You Are:

This role will be responsible for establishing the regional merchandising direction through strategic buying, planning and allocation of inventory. In conjunction with Head Office, this role will formulate and execute strategies, designed to maximize sales and margins while supporting and promoting the brand and maintain optimal relationships with customers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop long and short-term strategic merchandise initiatives in conjunction with the President in line with global strategies

  • Develop planning strategies and financial goals to drive profitability in the retail, e-commerce, and outlet channels 

  • Direct and develop product assortments that meet the needs of the customer and the financial objectives of the business

  • Partner with London VP of Planning, President NA, CFO NA to ensure that financial forecasting and OTB/Inventory management are in line with companywide merch plans 

  • Manage the operational business plan to maximize productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction

  • Develop thoughtful and accurate projections and forecasts in conjunction with the buying and planning teams 

  • Work closely with global e-commerce team to drive omnichannel growth and build a specific plan for this channel 

  • Work closely with the field team and VP of Retail to drive merchandise strategies in store 

  • Lead and motivate team performance through execution of ideas consistent with brand message

You’ll Need to Have:

  • 10+ years of combined buying and planning in footwear and/or branded business experience

  • Experience working cross functionally with senior executives and business leaders on strategies initiatives 

  • Market experience with fashion, current trend business 

  • Highly developed and proven analytical skills

  • An acute understanding of trends and competitors

  • Strong analytical skills, oral, written and presentation skills 

  • Strong leadership capabilities to motivate and inspire by example

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and growing business

Jimmy Choo Perks:

  • Generous PTO & Holiday Schedule

  • Summer Fridays

  • Internal mobility across Capri Brands (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace)

  • Cross-brand Discount

  • Exclusive Employee Sales

  • 401k Match

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Thrive Wellness Program (seasonal in-office massages and more!)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Gym Discounts

At Capri, we are all responsible for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We try to inspire change and growth within each other and believe success is a result that comes from our differences. Capri is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusivity regardless of 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. M/D/F/V

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