Buying Operations Specialist

Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 Dec 2021
24 Dec 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 Buying Operations team is responsible for managing the global Tommy Hilfiger purchase orders. This team works in close collaboration with the Buying and Planning teams, Sourcing teams, Vendors and Logistic teams.

The Position
  • Ensuring correct and timely Purchase order placement and follow up for dedicated regional orderbook
  • Monitor Purchase orders KPI's through different Systems and Tools, SAP, Infor Nexus and VMS, with a focus on on time delivery
  • Monitor Po Maintenance related to On Time Delivery dates, mode of transport, delay reasons etc in SAP
  • Maintaining close relationships with vendors and global sourcing Hubs to understand PO status and specific Vendor and Country of Origin challenges and opportunities
  • Assessing impact of over- and under shipment and negotiating discounts or re-production with vendors or sourcing hubs
  • Proactive participant in addressing process improvement opportunities across bigger scope then dedicated orderbook
  • Lead regular touch base meetings with vendors and Sourcing hubs
Maintaining good working relationship with internal up and downstream teams, Planning and Buying team, Inbound team, Order fulfilment team

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Education: HBO / University degree or equivalent in Business, supply chain, Logistics.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in a fast-moving international environment
  • Experience in Fashion industry and/or Supply Chain is an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint), Advanced Excel skills required
  • Analytical and result orientated mind-set
  • High level of accuracy and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure with deadlines
  • Proactive, supportive, and hands-on mentality
  • Excellent communication skills in English

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning
opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and
  • A monthly Covid home- office budget
  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a 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 and Working at 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 means all of our 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 until September 2021, and are 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 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.