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Reference Code:  77662

Assistant Manager, Watch Merchandise Planning

New York, NY, US

Permanent
  
  

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 8,500+ colleagues of 90 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. 

  
  

Assistant Manager, Watch Merchandise Planner

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 Assistant 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 and Plan the overall forecast process for product in range & novelties
    • Analysis of the sales and Demand Forecast and recommend / implement strategies to ensure the inventory policy is optimal.
    • Work on the New Product Launch planning in collaboration with Marketing Teams.

 

  • Liaise with International Operations team to Build assortments for Retail, Specialist Retail and Ecommerce; review & update based on trends & NA strategy

 

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

 

Support to Business

  • Liaise with International Operations team for stock requests, stock allocation, shortages, returns, reallocations. Place Purchase orders.

 

  • Maintain strong relationships with Commercial management teams.  Communicate on stock updates.

 

  • Monitor Overall NA inventory for scarce products
    • Allocate products 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.

 

  • Act as the liaison between NA Merchandising team and International Operations team
    • Communication with NA Merchandisers on shortages and production schedule. Collaborate to identify inventory opportunities. 
    • Address stock issues and opportunities to International Operations team

 

  • Monitor NA Ecommerce 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.

 

  • Handle 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. Initiate 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.

 

  • 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.

 

Qualifications:

Education

  • High school/Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 

Required Experience

  • 4-5 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

Assistant Manager, Watch Merchandise Planning

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 Assistant 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 and Plan the overall forecast process for product in range & novelties
    • Analysis of the sales and Demand Forecast and recommend / implement strategies to ensure the inventory policy is optimal.
    • Work on the New Product Launch planning in collaboration with Marketing Teams.

 

  • Liaise with International Operations team to Build assortments for Retail, Specialist Retail and Ecommerce; review & update based on trends & NA strategy

 

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

 

Support to Business

  • Liaise with International Operations team for stock requests, stock allocation, shortages, returns, reallocations. Place Purchase orders.

 

  • Maintain strong relationships with Commercial management teams.  Communicate on stock updates.

 

  • Monitor Overall NA inventory for scarce products
    • Allocate products 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.

 

  • Act as the liaison between NA Merchandising team and International Operations team
    • Communication with NA Merchandisers on shortages and production schedule. Collaborate to identify inventory opportunities. 
    • Address stock issues and opportunities to International Operations team

 

  • Monitor NA Ecommerce 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.

 

  • Handle 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. Initiate 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.

 

  • 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.

 

Qualifications:

Education

  • High school/Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 

Required Experience

  • 4-5 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

 


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