Junior Merchandiser

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
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. 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 Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance - provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in Full Price Retail CK Merchandising Manager 2019. The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Team

Calvin Klein Accessories & Footwear is a relatively new and fast growing divisions comprising all accessories product categories including handbags, small leather goods, belts, textile accessories, and footwear categories such as sneakers, boots, flip-flops, sandals and slippers, for both men and women.

This division consists of the following teams:
  • Product Merchandising - responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product strategy which meets the territory specific product requirements and delivers on sales, productivity and margin targets
  • Market Merchandising - ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail. Supports the presentation of collections to country sales teams and key accounts
  • Design - driver of the visual creation of the product line, working closely with Creative Direction in NY, Merchandising and PD in order to bring the product vision to life
  • Product Development - driver of the development process of product made for the European market. Working closely with Merchandising, Design, factories and planning teams in order to deliver high-quality, profitable collections on-time to market

The position

Junior Merchandiser supports/assists the Sr. Merchandising Manager and collaborate with the other Calvin Klein Jeans team components for day-to-day merchandising activities.

Key responsibilities
  • Ensure all data base (line list, line plan, project overview) are updated at all times related to system updates related to sales, production and supply chain
  • Provide necessary information on any product related changes through sales memo and operations memo
  • Compile and organise accessories and footwear sample selections for the countries and divisions
  • Take ownership of non-seasonal product offer (such as capsules and NOS)
  • Assist the merchandise manager on collection building, to understand and be fully updated at any stage to liaise on details with product development, design, sales and supply chain
  • Assist merchandise manager in seasonal price and competitor research and briefing for the new season
  • Provide analysis and data for merchandise manager analysis on sell in, sell out and post seasonal
  • SRF check to complete and ensure accuracy of line list
  • Provide samples and proto components needs of external design agency
  • Organize and provide sales needs related to product during sales season (samples, swatches, pictures, data)
  • Prepare and assist organizing design and sales meeting materials (boards, hand-outs, power point file)

The ideal candidate
  • BA degree
  • 2 years + work experience in fashion
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiating skills necessary
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced and hybrid environment (in person and from remote)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to handle pressure while working on multiple tasks under tight deadlines by providing high quality work results
  • Pro-active attitude
  • Affinity with systems
  • Great skills to work with Excel and Power point
  • Interest and flair in products
  • Fluent 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 individuality
  • 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!

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.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.