PVH Buying Admin Assistant (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)

Recruiter
PVH
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
17 Nov 2021
Closes
03 Dec 2021
Ref
R27558
Hours
Full Time
About PVH

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues.

Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010. We engage consumers through 360° marketing campaigns, innovative events, exciting collaborations and brand partnerships, and work with some of the biggest names from the world of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment.

About THE ROLE

PVH Buying is responsible for the selection, range building and product strategy for the UKIR business. In a constantly changing retail environment we look to build the best assortment for each retail location, based upon: customer profile, sales targets and regional retail landscape. Working closely with all key retail stakeholders (merchandising, retail operations, visual merchandising and store teams) collaboration, strong communication and a passion for opportunity and success are the foundations for this team!

The Buyers Admin Assistant is responsible for supporting the Buyer on a day-to-day basis. Providing administrative support to the buying team and to ensure that all aspects of the buying process are running smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the Assistant Buyer/Buyer in preparing weekly and seasonal analysis.
  • Compiling and providing information to ad-hoc requests from other areas of the business.
  • Checking, compiling and managing accuracy of internal departmental documentation (with the guidance of the Assistant Buyer/Buyer).
  • Ensuring timely entering of all seasonal orders, to meet requested deadlines. In addition, checking and providing overviews/summaries of all orders placed.
  • Working with the Assistant Buyer/Buyer to ensure timely delivery of stock into the stores/concessions and meeting agreed "shop floor" dates.
  • Highlighting any possible risks and reasons for delays.
  • Updating systems to maintain accurate history for analysis.
  • Preparing seasonal overview and analysis to review with Assistant Buyer/Buyer ahead of buying season.
  • Managing the Order Book (ahead of season) - after completing seasonal orders, creating relevant order delivery blocks, creating contracts and general "tidy up" ahead of the season. Working with Assistant Buyer to make sure this happens within the correct time frame.
  • Filing and reading all weekly Trade Reports and feedback to the team.
  • Producing and distributing weekly bestseller reports in collaboration with BAA team.
  • Producing weekly % shipped report in collaboration with BAA team. Seek solutions for late deliveries and share this information with wider team.
  • Building relationships with market and channel operations teams regarding delivery updates and order book management.
  • Actioning transfers/consolidations and follow up to make sure processed correctly.
  • Managing the Order Book management (in/end season) - releasing deliveries, special requests, end of season "clean-up".
  • Conducting seasonal trend research and comp shop analysis. Undertake regular market visits; to understand trends, promotional activity and other initiatives by our competitors. Feeding back finding to the wider team.
  • Supporting team in compiling and running central documentation.
  • Organising Buy Bibles - completing seasonal buy books, ahead of the stock shipping to stores/concessions. Ensuring they hold accurate style, colour and RRP information (UK/IE).
  • Reviewing and clearly communicating any updates and changes to "Never Out of Stock" program with store teams.
  • Creating monthly "Model store" guides to share with Visual Merchandising teams.
  • Maintaining communication links to store and retail selling teams.

About YOU
  • You'll have strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships with ease.
  • You'll be a commercially astute and confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels.
  • You'll work well with change, being able to quickly adapt and work with pace.
  • You'll have strong analytical skills, including knowledge of retail math.

About WHAT WE OFFER

At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

Benefits include:
  • Up to 65% off CK and TH Retail Purchases
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Life insurance cover
  • Corporate discount on Dental Insurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Competitive bonus scheme
  • Flexi hours

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.

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