Kate Spade & Company Inventory Specialist, Global Inventory Management in New York, New York


Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and d é cor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

As a member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.


Primary Purpose: the inventory specialist will support the global inventory manager with a focus on procurement and management of all kate spade inventory

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Planning to...

  • support global inventory manager in seasonal purchasing for all business channels
  • utilize internal procurement database to roll up individual inputs for all channels into a global view
  • create merchandise reporting metrics for seasonal purchases
  • assist in seasonal commercial calendar creation and subsequent deadlines
  • act as the liaison between commercial teams and production teams
  • coordinate seasonal supply and demand meetings
  • manage and organize post market sample orders
  • assist in determining ship method for all purchases
  • coordinate monthly chase purchasing with the commercial teams
  • manage oversold clean up across all categories
  • assist in coordinating sales order upload with account services on seasonal basis
  • partner with logistics and supply chain to manage receipts, in-transits and future forecasts
  • manage the transfers of inventory across physical and virtual warehouse to support commercial business needs
  • assist in open to buy support for inventory management team
  • assist in providing monthly receipts to finance
  • coordinate ats report distribution, old stock communication, and systematic updates
  • support in liquidation of excess inventory across all brands, warehouses and product categories
  • assist in additional support for the global planning team

An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • experience in a planning or inventory management roll for a multi channel business a plus
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and displays a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, advanced microsoft excel
  • Strong math skills – retail math a plus
  • Ability to problem solve

kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to 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. #LI-CA Visit kate spade new york at

Job ID 25970

Category Inventory Management - Other