Buying Manager (m/f/x)

Paris, France
28 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022
Full Time

Created in 1881, PVH is one of the world's largest textile companies. Its brands include Calvin Klein, acquired in 2003, and Tommy Hilfiger in 2010.

Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the world's leading fashion design and marketing studios. It designs and markets collection products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing and other global arrangements. The brand currently has 25 product lines.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's leading lifestyle brands. The brand stands out for its Classic American Cool approach and revisits traditional American style with a twist. With the leadership of Tommy Hilfiger, the company's designer, it has become one of the few international brands to market clothing, accessories and homewares.

Working for one of our two brands means sharing strong human values such as passion, positive mindset and teamwork. With a constant desire to perform, we cultivate a taste for challenge in order to achieve common objectives based on a culture of results.

Joining the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger teams is also joining an international, ambitious and innovative company.


Are you ready to bring your career to the next level and join an extraordinary journey within PVH ? Yes, you can design your future with us.

About the role

Within the Buying, Planning & Merchandising department of PVH South-West Hub, we are looking for a Buying Manager for our brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

You will work internationally on the Hub zone in collaboration with other services: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal. You are in charge of the buy in order to increase sales and express brand's DNA.

You will manage two Junior Buyers.

The position includes various strategic activities:


- Analyze product performance and gather feedback

- Collaborate with Wholesale in order to align assortments and gather Market needs

- Co-create the assortment with other European Buyers within what the Divisions, sitting in Amsterdam headquarters, offer each season, in order to express elevated brand image and bring commerciality

- Feedback product trends and budget needs to contribute to Planning

- Invest proper depth per option and store to increase sales and minimize stock

- Present collections to other teams and to Management

- Analyze in-season product performance and propose action plans

- Define permanent assortment and challenge it

- Manage capsules A-to-Z

- Support Merchandisers and buy additional options in-season if needed

- Manage Licenses

- Visit stores and organize qualitative feedbacks

- Create training tools about collections and buying strategy

- Train store staff on transversal and seasonal product matters


- Be creative! Challenge current reports and build you own dashboards in order to have a clear, synthetic vision of the business

- Be analytical! Deep dive into figures and field feedback in order to conclude insights and identify levers for improvement

- Speak-up! Summarize your recommendations and initiate meetings to involve teams and trigger action plans.

These 360° missions can vary all along the season and according to Management requests.

About the team

You will report to the Senior Buying and Planning Manager, and will work closely with all the teams within PVH. We believe that team spirit is essential and we are convinced that rigor and good humor are totally compatible !


About You

With a Bac + 5 or equivalent diploma, you can have experience in a similar position of at least 4/5 years within Fashion/Retail Industry.

You will be the key contact for Retail Buying within PVH South West Hub and will have frequent contacts Retail teams and the global Buying team located in Amsterdam.

As such, we are looking for a personality with excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of communication, a taste for challenge and a culture of results.

Knowing how to anticipate, be reactive and force proposals are key skills for this position.

This position required a pronounced synthetic, analytic & data mindset and a technical and business vision of the activity.

You are an expert of the office pack and especially of Excel that you will use on a daily basis.

French and English are mandatory both speaking and writing. You will use daily these 2 languages for your communications.

As a manager, you will work closely with your team and lead the planning activity. If you are curious, passionate and committed to transmitting positive vibes, then this position is for you!

What you can expect from us

We foster a culture of development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH university. Multiple employee benefits such as employee discounts, mobility offers, and other well-being initiatives. PVH offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

What is the next step ?

Our recruiters team will review your profile, and will call you if you it's a match ! Then, you would have the opportunity to meet the teams with several interviews (visio call or in the office). Look forward to meet the next talent of PVH !

At PVH, we encourage diversity and respect for individuality and are proud to work with talented people from different backgrounds. In the spirit of inclusion, candidateswill be consideredwithout regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

All our job opportunities are opened to people with disabilities.

Apply now !