Merchandise Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 Jan 2022
23 Feb 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.

Department Description

The Merchandise Planning team sits within the central Product Strategy and Transformation (PST) team.

The PST team gives strategic direction, sets top-line objectives/targets on collection KPIs, drives change and measures results, as well as builds a closer link between wholesale countries, retail, e-com and head office to fulfil consumer needs by creating the framework for profitable assortments.

The Merchandise Planning team is a cross-divisional team with planners dedicated to a Label/Gender whilst driving corporate objectives and alignment. We are the divisional business partner for data-driven collection planning and decision making. We ensure the translation of long-term strategic growth set by the PST team, into short-term and seasonal objectives, and drive operational excellence through check and balance, to achieve divisional and brand goals.

Position Responsibilities

The Merchandise Planner will work in the Merchandise Planning team, and is responsible for one to two divisions and reports into the Merchandise Planning Manager.
  • Seasonal planning in alignment to seasonal and yearly targets, on growth drivers, merchandise flow and optimal balance product fashionability mix. (30%)
  • Executing continuous check and balance on seasonal collection development and forecasts, liaising with Product Merchandisers, Merchandise Planning Manager and Buying&Planning team. (25%)
  • Preparing for and attending key milestone meetings such as Market Strategy & Exchange, Country Review and Pricing Meetings. (15%)
  • Work together with Merchandise Director and Merchandise Planning Manager on in-depth analyses for business critical decision making. (15%)
  • Updating existing reports and creating new aligned reports, for planning and check and balance purposes, and serve as basis for analysis by divisional stakeholders. (15%)

Job Requirements
  • Data-driven and analytical mindset with an affinity to the product
  • 2 - 3 years planning experience in a commercial industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, pivot tables and nesting formulas
  • Graduate degree in business economics or similar educational background
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with ad hoc deadlines
  • Proactive attitude; ability to work independently and problem-solving oriented
  • Team player and flexibility in working hours e.g. overtime in peak periods
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written as verbal

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

COVID-19and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact ofCOVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting processmay be conducted remotely, primarilyvia phone and video calls. Once you're onboard, you'll join in our Work Smart hybrid way of working, which is focused on connection, collaboration and community, with our dynamic offices and workspaces there to facilitate teamwork and innovation.

In your initial call, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the full details of our Work Smart hybrid working policy, as well as any adapted measures that may be in place based on current government guidelines.

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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