Reference Code:  24982

Assistant Manager, Jewelry Merchandise Planning

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 7,500+ 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. 


Primary Duties:


The Assistant Manager for Jewelry Merchandise Planning will work within the Merchandising/Supply Chain Department for Cartier North America. The Person will assist the overall Jewelry business with stock support to Retail and Ecommerce and by developing new analysis/reports.


Key responsibilities:


1) Ensure Product Availability

  • Monitor boutique stock levels/assortments & Sales to determine optimal product mix, recommend and execute actions to support sales.
  • Liaise with international merchandising/operations team  
  • Manage sales forecasts for range & novelties
  • Build assortments by boutique; review & update based on trends
  • Stock requests, stock allocation, special orders, returns, reallocations
  • miscellaneous requests
  • Allocate products from the warehouses and the workshop.

2) Service to the Commercial Network

  • Interact with boutiques regarding stock availability; support Special orders and all requests for product
  • Ensure proper product flow; share best practices for inter-boutiques transfers, guidelines on maintaining quality of the stock (cleaning, reservations).
  • Support E-commerce team for stock requests
  • Create transfers to support Ecommerce sales
  • Request stock and availability to International team
  • Liaise with boutiques and International team to ensure deliveries are met on time, and transfer guidelines & processes are being followed.


3) Stock Management

  • Monitor inventory levels vs. targets and shortages
  • Proactively initiate stock balancing within Networks and Warehouse when necessary
  • Identify inventory opportunities by analysing stock transfers & needs, propose assortment adjustments
  • Partner closely with Logistics team within the warehouse to facilitate and enhance product flow, track shipments and prioritize deliveries.
  • Handle inbound and out-bound product flows (i.e. returns (RTV’s)) to local and international vendors and other stock reduction/maximization actions
  • Monitor damaged stock levels with Logistic team and the workshop.
  • Support Employee Purchase Programs & Employee Sales

4) Continuous Improvement of Processes

  • Power BI reports – build and maintain sales/stock/transfers dashboards related to Jewelry.
  • Monitor monthly or weekly changes in sales trend, shortages, logistic processing, Regions/Boutiques/Ecommerce stock, assortment and trends
  • Present finding to the team and propose solutions to management
  • Handle special projects and responsibilities as required. Communicate with Marketing, Corporate Retail; PR team; Warehouse; VM; Sales and Operations team
  • Assist with administrative functions, when needed

Required experience:

  • 4-5 years of experience related to store planning/merchandising/buying is required

Technical skills / abilities:

  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications, must have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office with strong focus on Excel, Analysis and PowerPoint
  • Power BI experience is a must
  • SAP experience is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Jewelry and precious stones is a strong plus

Personal skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed
  • Customer service focus
  • Fast learner
  • 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 build business strategies and plans related to inventory
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed

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