Assistant Merchandiser, Nike/CKU

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
Full Time
About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and poweredby bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance - provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established forCalvin Kleinto provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of theCalvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe thatCalvin Kleinis well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success

The Team


In addition to our already unique and powerful brands,PVH now has the game changing exclusive Global license for Nike men's underwear. We are bringing together the undisputed leader in sport with the undisputed leaders in underwear. You would be joining a company (PVH) which combines three of the best brands in the world: Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Nike, and is already one of the largest global apparel companies with over $9 billion in revenues


This division consists of the following teams:

  • Merchandising - Responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product merchandising strategy that meets the territory specific product requirements and delivers on the margin targets
  • Planning - Drivers of the monthly demand forecasting for the replenishment business and managing the fashion projections for wholesale with responsibility for the placing and tracking of the buys for the entire full price businesses.
  • Finance- Submit,monitor and ensure that all divisional and financial targets are achieved
  • Merch. Operation - Ensure the correct set up of all collection related data in the system
  • Sales - Key contact to support all country sales teams with presenting the collection, support key account meetings and ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail.

The Position

Reporting to the Merchandise Manager of Nike UnderwearMens.

TheAssistant merchandiserwill collaborate closely withcross-functionalteamsin order to support the execution of a successful product merchandising strategy and the delivery of a collection that meets the European specific requirements.

This role is responsible for the communication with the global Merchandising team to develop a collection fitting our strategic goals.

The candidate will also assist the CK Underwear team with merchandise related requests

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintainingseasonal merchandisingplan, cheat sheet,
  • Maintenance of seasonal collectionfiles such as

  • sample order,
  • linelist,
  • tracking files,
  • sales tools
  • stylemaster,...

  • Support theseasonalbookinganalysis, identify trends:

  • analyze bookings by category,channel and market, SKU andcolour
  • compiling the weekly selling campaign reports in accordance with updated booking reports
  • Compile qualitative feedback across all channels and regions
  • highlightproduct misses andhelpdeterminefuture opportunities andneeds

  • Supportduring market launch withkey tasks such as:

  • SMS tracking and processing,
  • Collection shoot for line book images, etc.
  • Digital assetsand 3D cadsbuild up
  • Sales memos

  • Showroom set up

  • Key point of contact with countries requesting samples
  • Support theresearch related to product,competitors,market and consumer trends
  • Create and maintain sample archive
  • Support the Nike Merchandiser manager andthe CK Underwear merchandising teamon any ad-hoc projects or analysis requests

The Ideal Candidate:

  • BA Degreein aProduct Management /Fashion Merchandising or a relatedfield.
  • Minimum1yearwork experience
  • Goodorganizationalandcommunication and skills necessary

  • High level of accuracy
  • Excellent English communication written and verbal
  • Stronganalytical / numeric skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial mind set - autonomous and proactive
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel(reporting and handling big data, executing pivots and other analysis)as well asPower Point;Adobe Illustratoris a plus

  • High flexibility, ableto work under pressure in a fast paced environmentwhile handling multiple tasks
  • Brand ambassador / passionate aboutthe product
  • Team player,Global mindset,strong interestinfashionand market trends


  • Living inor inthe surroundings of Amsterdam
  • Able to travel abroad for work

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
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus 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!

COVID-19 andWorkingat PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact ofCOVID-19 and look ahead to shaping our new ways of working, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. This meansall ofour teams, including HR, work a bit differently*. Our Recruiting process is conducted remotely, primarily via phone and video calls. New hires will be welcomed through an adapted, at-home onboarding program.Equipment will be delivered safely to your front doors.

We will continue to work this way untilSeptember 2021, andare looking to shape a more hybrid work-from-home / office model in the coming months.

Should your application be successful, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the recruitment process and Covid Work policies in your initial call.

*Please note that should you be applying for a role at our PVH Studios, or in our distribution facilities, the hybrid model already applies.

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 ofdiversity, andtake 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

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