Manager Licensing

Amsterdam, Netherlands
16 Oct 2021
27 Oct 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, and TOMMY HILFIGER 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 Tommy Hilfiger Licensing division is responsible for extending the reach of the brand into new product territories; finding new ways to connect with our consumers while driving revenue growth and brand strategy with our licensed partners.

Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, this highly networked team works to ensure the seamless integration of our licensees into brand Product, Marketing, and Distribution strategies.

The Position
The Licensing Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of driving the Tommy Hilfiger Licensing business in Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

General/Daily Management:
  • Facilitate communication between Tommy Hilfiger and licensees
  • Manage relationships with HQ internal partners/departments
  • Act as brand ambassador
  • Be the central day to day point of contact for TH Licensed products

Business Analysis/Planning & Reporting:
  • Prepare annual business plan and strategy in line with global objectives
  • Thoroughly understand license agreements and monitor contractual obligations
  • Review and analyze monthly wholesale re-estimate reports
  • Retail selling - request, analyze and provide recap on a weekly basis

Product Development:
  • Ensure product strategies are consistent with Divisional and Corporate objectives, while ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Attend key product development meetings and offer suggestions and ideas as required
  • Be the link between the licensees and Creative/Design Directors
  • Coordinate showroom presentations of seasonal collections to necessary parties internally
  • Coordinate with internal Retail & Ecom teams and licensees on product need specifically for their stores

  • Partner with Marketing to initiate and support licensee advertising/marketing needs
  • Partner with Marketing to insure licensee inclusion and exposure in brand campaigns and activations
  • Work with markets and local PVH offices to develop synergies in marketing related activities with in house lines (site takeovers, promotions in dept stores, etc.)

  • Monitor distribution to ensure licensed products are sold to accounts that are approved and consistent with brand direction and work to improve where necessary existing distribution and penetration
  • Partner with PVH local offices to discuss opportunities in new territories

  • Visit stores regularly to stay in touch with retail environment with regards to in-store presentation, competition, pricing, packaging, product, promotion and trends
  • Support and develop sales of licensed products in O&O, Ecom and franchised TH stores

The role reports to the Director of Global Product Licensing for Tommy Hilfiger.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4+ years' experience in Licensing, Sales, Marketing or related field within a leading fashion market player
  • Proven track record in maximizing business opportunities and increasing sales
  • Proven relationships with key global accounts and license partners
  • Knowledge of retail environment and competitive landscape of the European market
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
  • Used to team work
  • Analytical thinker with ability to multi-task and react quickly
  • Self-motivated, excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Passion for product, a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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.