Junior Retail Merchandiser, Tommy Hilfiger Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands
01 Oct 2021
16 Nov 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 iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand. True&Co. 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.

About Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 16,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than1,400 retail storesthroughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of theTommy Hilfigerbrand were $9.2 billionin 2019

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includesTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY JEANS.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups and is recognized for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.

Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men's tailored clothing and sportswear, women's collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage.

The Team

The European Tommy Hilfiger Retail Merchandising Team is overseeing the Owned & Operated full price retail stores and is based at the Amsterdam Global Headquarter. This department sets the European direction for the retail assortments. The team works collaboratively with regional hubs in developing the seasonal buy strategy ensuring company direction is followed while maximizing commercial and business potential.This team is the central function for monitoring and reporting on sales performance of the Tommy Hilfiger brands throughout the European retail stores. We are responsible for tracking and responding to the regional needs and providing accurate feedback on collections to the internal product development teams. This includes working in collaboration with many internal and external functions across the organization as well as local markets to ensure effective seasonal rollouts. The team environment is international, collaborative, dynamic, resourceful, open and respectful.

The Position

The Tommy Hilfiger European Full Price Retail team is seeking a highly motivated, hardworking, and reliable Junior Merchandiser to join the team at the head office in Amsterdam. As a Junior Merchandiser, you will be responsible for managing the buying and merchandising of a division, collaborating & coordinating with the local buying teams across Europe to optimize performance while respecting the fashion direction. You will work with the divisional merchandising teams to provide feedback on collections and product development to maximize business potential in the local countries.

We are looking for a proactive, analytical, organized candidate with experience in Excel and Powerpoint. It is important to be able to work under pressure in a demanding environment where teamwork is key. Strong fashion sensibility and passion for building assortments is key. Prior merchandising experience is required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinatewith local buying teams on building coherent collections that respect the company directive whilst ensuring commercial viability
  • Develop strong internal relationships with cross-functional partners including: country merchandisers, visual merchandising, store design, retail operations, planning, internal design divisions.
  • Monitoring and reporting on sales performance; produce weekly, seasonal and ad hoc selling reports with a high level of accuracy and in a timely fashion
  • Frequent communication with region and HQ regarding sales and sell-thru performance to ensure achievement of targets/objectives
  • Researching trends and performing market research that works into the brand strategy
  • Liaise with HQ in preparation of seasonal product training materials to be diffused to the markets

The ideal candidate
  • 2+ years experience in Merchandising
  • BA degree in fashion, business and the other related majors
  • Proficient in MS office especially Excel and Power Point
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow through on all aspects of responsibility
  • Strong time management; ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to multitask and focus in a busy atmosphere
  • Strong in both verbal and written communication in English including the demonstrated ability to present ideas/information effectively and accurately
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data for the Manager in order to identify and address potential business performance issues
  • Ability to travel within Europe for store visits
  • Prior retail experience is preferred

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 an up to date portfolio and motivational letter with your application. We would love to see your aesthetic as well how you commercially design to understand 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.