VP, Merchandising, RTW

Tory Burch
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 months ago


POSITION: Vice President, Merchandising (RTW)

The VP, Merchandising, RTW is the leader of product strategy, assortment creation and brand growth. The role is responsible for the development of merchandising strategies that balance brand vision, trend and business drivers. This position sets the product line plan vision and leads the line planning process in order to achieve or exceed annual financial goals. This role actively partners across Design, Product Development, DTC and Wholesale to deliver results.

Key Responsibilities

• Build Seasonal Global Merchandising line plans for all geographies and business units.

• Collaborate with key stakeholders; influence and drive to consensus all short and long range merchandising strategies

• Drive product development calendar adherence to critical deadlines.

• Bring customer and market prospective to the design and product development process.

• Ability to utilize sales history, market information and brand filters to influence product POV during development process.

• Ensure the successful implementation of merchandising strategies through strong collaboration with the Design, PD, Business Units, Marketing & Visual Merchandising.

• Collaborate with design and product development partners to meet costing targets on all products developed seasonally.

• Manage/collaborate on KPI tracking with PD and Partner with CMP on Market and Seasonal Hindsight's

• Providing marketing, DTC and Sales teams with product knowledge and serve as an informational resource.

•Partner with Marketing and Visual to ensure on Seasonal Strategies to ensure product priorities are effectively communicated to the end consumer

• Must be able to analyze sales and market trends and apply them to assortment building to capitalize on opportunities, fueling growth

Minimum Qualifications

• 10+ years Merchandising experience

• 3+ years of experience managing teams across multiple disciplines

• Previous experience in Global Merchandising (having directly worked with Design & Product Development is strongly preferred)

• Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or equivalent

• Strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments and partnering with Design to conceive product assortments that drive business

•Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and can influence decision makers to move to execution

• Strong problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills

• High level of analytical skills and conceptual creative ability

• Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills

• Global perspective with International market experience a plus

• Ability and willingness to travel when necessary

Leadership and People Management

  • Promote an environment that fosters the respect for the ideas of others and supports ongoing collaboration to execute business strategies; measures own success by the team's success.

  • Leads by example and operates effectively in the face of continuous pressure

  • Provide leadership within the merchandising team by directing, focusing, and motivating team members

  • Monitor development and performance of direct reports through regular meetings to discuss performance and development compared to goals; maintain a dialogue regarding their needs and concerns to aid in future development to foster retention.

  • Effectively manage and support the career development process of direct

  • Continuously drives to innovate and improve our business and business processes.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact [email protected] .

NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Tory Burch requires new hires employed in New York City to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the order of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene to Require COVID19 Vaccination in the Workplace. Tory Burch provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).

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