Merchandising Coordinator

Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 Dec 2021
14 Jan 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brandsthat drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEINandTOMMYHILFIGERbrands.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 Womenswear & Kids division is one of the most dynamic business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger Europe. Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, the team is split into sub teams: Design, Production, Sourcing & Development, Buying & Planning and Merchandising & Sales.

These teams work together in an informal setting to create superbly styled and high-end quality products for the European consumer base. Womenswear and Kids presents 4 collections per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) as well as an active Direct sales program through the calendar year.

The Position
The Market Merchandiser position is one of the main contacts for the communication with the Tommy Jeans European markets, related to product and sales queries, and responsible for facilitating market needs by being the link between functions and divisions. In addition the role will also support the processes within Global Capsules and Collaborations calendar, from concept to execution.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for Digital Asset Management, including content creation, managing photoshoots, creation and coordination of sales tools (e.g. swatches) and ensuring timely availability of relevant data and information in the Digital Showroom and iPad
  • Manage the inbounding / outbounding of samples, ensuring correct data uploads, adding requirements, and liaise with stakeholders in case of complications
  • Responsible for allocation and logistics of advertisement samples to stakeholders
  • Support TH Kids division and carry out administrative and other ad hoc supportive tasks
  • Drive improvement initiatives regarding digital asset management, photoshoots and general divisional processes
  • Manage invoices related to photoshoots for digital assets
  • Coordinate information requests for TH Kids by redirecting requests and questions to the respective team
  • Facilitate communication between Divisional Merchandising and Markets, by actively collecting, filtering, and distributing relevant information (e.g. sell out, forecast, sales materials)
  • Gain in depth understanding of Markets, key accounts, and distribution by pursuing market research and report on important findings to relevant departments including buy analysis after campaign closure
  • Sense checking and facilitating market needs (e.g. sampling, price and product requests, etc)
  • Establish a close working relationship with the regional sales and merchandising teams, scheduling and driving regular fortnightly calls to understand sales performances in market and highlight challenges to be urgently dealt with (stock level, sell through performance, product quality issues, etc)
  • Collecting, filtering and summarizing the country requests for the range plan input (including price structure) and building relationship with the markets to explore potential for collection extension
  • Coordinate information requests for Womenswear and Kids by redirecting requests and questions to the respective team
  • Participate in cross divisional projects related to the strategic impact and provide inputs for key presentations
  • Oversee the organization and logistics on market related meetings
  • Follow the sales campaign closely (presence at key appointments in show room) and provide on time feedback to merchandising on key learnings
  • Follow up with markets after Key meetings (PROTO and TTT) to distribute documents and collect/consolidate feedbacks
  • Creating the market launch activity calendar liaising with the Event Team, and communicate latest market calendar with key dates (ML, KA deadline, order closure, etc) to all relevant stakeholders (market and merchandising side)
  • Partner with Marketing to check all digital assets are available and visible in time for Market Launch
  • Manage organisation of key meetings (invite sending, room set up for VC / presenting props, send out prep material where applicable, etc) coordinating with all involved parties

The Ideal Candidate:
  • BA degree
  • 2 years + work experience in fashion retail or sales environment
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiating skills necessary
  • Strong presentation skills
  • High level of creative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Project management skills
  • Team player mindset, embraces team mentality and collaboration as main key to success
  • Excellent MS Excel (reporting and handling big data amount, executing pivots and other analysis), Word and Power Point
  • Ability to handle pressure while working on multiple tasks under tight deadlines by providing high quality work results
  • Fluent in English

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's PlaceCaf├ęs
  • A companyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
  • Asmart work programthatempowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
  • A chance to unwind with weekly social activities

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.

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