Michael Kors

Merchandise Manager, Men's Leather Goods

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Bre Glynn

Bre Glynn

Talent Acquisition Recruiter at Capri Holdings

Merchandise Manager – Men’s Global Merchandising – Leather Goods

New York, NY

Who You Are:

The Merchandise Manager for Men’s Global Merchandising – Leather Goods, is a critical role for the Men’s Michael Kors team. You will be responsible for architecting a brand-right product assortment for the Global Men’s business across channel (Retail/Wholesale/Outlet/Ecom) to position the brand for growth. You will work closely with the Design, Production, Wholesale, and Global Retail teams to ensure customer preferences are considered while balancing the overall brand guidelines and aesthetic with the desired financial objectives.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic assortment based on thorough knowledge of market, brand and business while addressing needs of each region and channel.
  • Own communication of business needs and partner with management to drive the strategic direction for Leather Goods as the key liaison between design, production, merchandising, global retail, and sales teams.
  • Lead the global alignment of assortments & Brand DNA by market as well as nuancing the regional needs by market
  • Work closely with design and production on costing and product development as well as quickly adapting on-order for emerging sales trends or declining product categories.
  • Manage the pricing strategy for global assortment to achieve GM targets while aligning with overall Global pricing direction and competitive landscape.
  • Generate business analyses to track selling, identify key trends and maximize opportunities to achieve continued growth and profitability of the Men’s Leather Goods business.
  • Responsible for seasonal Line Planning, Hind-sighting, Assortment building, Showroom Setup/Sales Meetings, Merchandising Directives, Competitive Shopping Analysis, Long lead time and Liability management.
  • Effectively manages and supports the career development of direct reports to ensure job satisfaction, retention and to identify and develop bench strength.

You’ll Need to Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working in a fashion brand
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience required; Men’s Leather Goods/Accessories Merchandising preferred
  • Strong sense of the men’s market across luxury and accessible tiers
  • Solid comprehension of the male consumer base, including geographical nuance
  • Ability to translate analysis into actionable business opportunities
  • Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and influence others
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to mentor/develop talent of direct report (currently 1)
  • Excellent in Retail Math, Merchandising/Buying metrics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs – Specifically Excel & Power Point
  • Strong presentation skills, especially visual presentation (Showroom set up)
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in NYC office 1-2 days a week
  • Receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine is a requirement for this position, subject to applicable exemptions

Capri Perks:

  • Generous Holiday Schedule and Vacation Days
  • Summer Fridays
  • Internal mobility across Capri Brands (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace)
  • Cross-brand Discount
  • Exclusive Employee Sales
  • Fav 5 Cards (MK Discount for friends and family)
  • 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

  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level
  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Art/Creative and Design
  • Industries

    Retail Apparel and Fashion and Retail

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