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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 12/17/2016

Coach, Inc. New York, NY

New York, NY
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Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop, and today is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality, and our commitment to the customer experience.

At Coach, we bring together strong, collaborative people in a culture of mutual respect, support, accountability, and passion for the brand and product. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for exceptional talent to thrive.

Primary Purpose:

Manage and develop reporting tools to plan and analyze Gross Margin forecasts by business. Provide analysis of key drivers to strategically forecast Gross Margin. Forecast, analyze and report on GM for Domestic and International Businesses, both Retail and Wholesale. Complete financial forecast of inventory for International Businesses. Primary customers are Senior Management, BU Finance, Corporate Finance, and Corporate Merchandising.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in finance to:

Complete monthly channel level GM Forecasts and Bridge analysis vs Previous Forecast and LY
Develop and maintain reporting, analysis and tools to highlight factors impacting Gross Margin results.
Partner with Business Unit Planning and Finance teams to establish key assumptions affecting gross margin for the current forecast
Manage and develop GM reporting and analysis processes for International Businesses

Bridge product level margin to financial gross margin.
Understand and report on financial impacts (freight &duty, foreign exchange and hedging impacts, variances, etc.)
Analyze variances versus forecast and LY

Support development of inventory forecast and reporting for International channels

Bridge product level inventory to financial inventory.
Understand and report on financial impacts

Develop reporting and analysis for the Annual Operating Plan and Quarterly Conference Calls

The outstanding individual will possess…

Finance related College Degree.
Financial Analyst/Retail Planning experience – 4 years minimum
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent Microsoft Excel / technical skills
Demonstrate strong initiative and ability to work on multiple projects
Ability to adjust to competing and shifting priorities
Strong degree of ownership and empowerment
Excellent communication skills with multiple business partners and varying levels of management

Coach 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. Visit Coach at *LI-JT1