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Merchandise Planner Manager-Watches

New York, NY, US


The story of Cartier is founded on audacity and passion. For more than 170 years we have embraced a bold, pioneering spirit that continues to inspire our teams across all Métiers from our boutiques to our workshops and corporate offices. Our 9000+ colleagues of 105 nationalities are united by a shared independent spirit and commitment to excellence, striving to continuously enrich our Maison’s heritage by pushing the boundaries of creativity.


Merchandise Planner Manager, Watches


At Cartier North America, we are proud to employ talent from many different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We believe that when diversity and inclusion are fully embraced and empowered, creativity and knowledge emerge to deliver excellence. We continue to work towards creating a workforce that represents the diversity of our clients and our communities.


Job mission

The Merchandise Planner Manager for watches will work within the Merchandising/Supply Chain Department for Cartier North America.

The Person will assist the overall watches business by developing analysis/reports and by defining stock strategy.


Key Responsibilities

Demand and Inventory Planning

  • Manage the overall forecast process for product in range. Implement strategies to ensure the inventory policy is optimal.


  • Manage the overall forecast process for novelties. Define Launch planning and network implementation strategy in collaboration with Marketing Teams.


  • Oversee assortments reviews for Retail, Special Retail and Ecommerce; liaise with International Operations team & update based on trends & NA strategy


  • Ensure Inventory policy support Sales Seasonality and replenishment Leadtime without having a surplus.


Support to Business

  • Ensure product availability, liaise with International Operations team for stock requests, stock allocation, shortages, returns, reallocations.


  • Proactive communication with Commercial management teams on stock situation, Best-seller.


  • Monitor Overall NA inventory for scarce products
    • Oversee products allocation in the warehouse between Retail and Special Retail to maximize sales
    • Initiate stock balancing within Network and Warehouse depending on strategy or sales performance of Commercial Networks.
    • Partner with NA Merchandising for execution.


  • Liaise with NA Merchandising team
    • Communication with NA Merchandisers on shortages and production schedule. Collaborate to identify inventory opportunities. 
    • Address stock issues and opportunities to International Operations team
    • Manage Novelties implementation with Merchandising


  • Monitor NA Ecommerce stock and non-Dedicated stock to support sales trend and objective.
    • Identify inventory opportunities by analyzing and monitoring consumer’s buying patterns.
    • Liaise with NA Ecommerce team to ensure all novelties are visible on the site, and Non-Dedicated stock articles are uploaded.


Stock Management

  • Partner with Logistics teams within our warehouses to facilitate product flow, track shipments and prioritize deliveries.


  • Monitor inbound and out-bound product flows (i.e. returns (RTV’s)) and other stock reduction/maximization actions


  • Monitor damaged stock levels with Logistic team and the New York workshop. Oversee cleaning.


  • Select eligible products for Employee Sales


Continuous Improvement of Processes

  • Power BI reports – build and maintain sales/stock/transfers dashboards.


  • Monitor monthly or weekly changes in sales trend, shortages, logistic processing, Regions/Boutiques/Ecommerce stock, assortment.


  • Provides reports as needed for Management.


  • Identify areas of opportunity and presenting solutions


  • Work with International, logistics and IT departments to enhance supply chain services.


  • Handle special projects and responsibilities as required. Communicate with Merchandising, Marketing, Corporate Commercial team, PR, Celebrity team, Warehouse, VM.




  • High school/Bachelor’s degree preferred.


Required Experience

  • 5-7 years of experience related to planning/merchandising/buying is required


Technical Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent computer proficiency with MS-Office (mainly Excel and Analysis)
  • SAP system experience is a plus
  • Power BI experience is a plus


Personal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Fast learner
  • Organized and capacity to work in the details
  • Flexibility and reactivity
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set that includes a curiosity to improve business acumen is required
  • Motivated individual able to work independently and as a team player is required.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent time management and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed



Expected base salary range: $80,000-$120,000

Salary will be negotiated based on relevant skills and experience

Learn more about life at Cartier


Richemont owns several of the world's leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with particular strengths in

jewellery, watches and writing instruments. Cartier joined the Group in 1988.

Learn more about the Group Richemont

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City