Senior Merchandise Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
12 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEIN,TOMMY HILFIGER,Van Heusen,IZOD, ARROW,Warner's,OlgaandGeoffrey Beenebrands, as well as the digital-centricTrue&Co.intimates brand. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

The Department

The European Retail brick & mortar team oversees the supply chain for the European stores (Full Price, Outlet, Concession, Franchise) for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. The team drives merchandise planning strategies, builds ranges and collections, buys and produces collections for outlet and special capsules for full price, manages the orderbooks and logistics, in-season management and drives strategies to evolve an omni-channel consumer journey. The team environment is dynamic, open and respectful.

The planning team takes care of the pre-season planning and in-season management and works closely together with the merchandising and operations teams.

The Position

We are currently looking for a Senior Merchandise Planner to support our CK Outlet business. This position reports into the Senior Merchandise Planning Manager and is responsible for owning the merchandise planning and in season management of our European TH Outlets. This role partners closely with the Market teams as well as the broader outlet central team (merchandisers, operations) to drive the financial and merchandise strategy for the brand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating seasonal range plans and aligning with retail merchandisers to incorporate consumer insights, market trends and commercial opportunities.
  • Own the seasonal buy process from assortment build up to order entry and assist and train Markets in appropriately using the relevant buying tools. Consolidation and of all orders for each Market.
  • Perform systematic alignment checks on actuals versus plan (i.e. order vs budget).
  • Lead planning meetings and support by providing analysis and reporting related to planning activities. Drive the overall Outlet strategy with the Markets and share valuable insights into how they can maximize their business and stock levels.
  • Provide analytical support to cross-functional partners prior and during seasons. Own multiple key Markets and product divisions for in-season management.
  • Maintain monthly divisional sales and inventory forecast for areas managed. Compare against tops down brand budget and be able to speak to differences.
  • Manage process and analyze store replenishment / allocations for NOS and seasonal goods. Inform the team of weekly allocations and in-stock management for NOS.
  • Help to train and develop new and less experienced associates on best practices, detailed systems/tools management, and overall Outlet strategy and Market structure.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 4-7 years relevant experience in retail merchandise planning and allocation, with a strong understanding of area of specialization.
  • A completed University Bachelor's degree (business or finance, preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, business fluent in English language (written & verbal)
  • System skills (Planning/Merchandising Systems, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical and retail math skills
  • Proficiency in data management
  • Highly commercial and analytical skills
  • Structured and reliable work ethic
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Cross-cultural skills and flexible approach
  • Ability to prioritize a demanding, workload and time manage effectively

  • Outlet experience
  • Retail store experience
  • Other language skills

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.