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Buyer, E-Commerce - Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Buyer, E-Commerce is a seasoned business manager with experience running multiple departments. The Buyer will be responsible for addressing and managing e-commerce challenges and opportunities to support and execute strategic initiatives to achieve sales targets.

  • Handle all aspects of buying for assigned departments and classifications, ensuring that financial targets and plans are met. Set product strategies that align to strategies.
    • Align categories with other Sr/Buyers to ensure synergy across assortment.
    • Work to lead entire buying team on special projects/capsules.
    • Work to own long term growth strategies (i.e. niche categories, new opportunities, etc)
  • Responsible for growth and development of team of 3 junior buyers
    • Develop soft skills & direct/redirect team members when necessary
    • Have business integrity with team, modeling appropriate behaviors
    • Give team members opportunities for visibility & growth; delegates appropriately
    • Challenge thought process & guide team to a nuanced understanding of customer
    • Provide meaningful feedback in a time appropriate manner
  • Develop pre-season assortment vision tied to site & brand priorities
    • Collaborate with global (NA, EU + Asia) buying, merchandising and wholesale teams to create a balanced assortment in terms of: brand appropriateness, fashion vision, quality, fit, value, price point, style/SKU count and key item depth
    • Identify opportunities to maximize sales & profitability; suggest test and learn opportunities
    • Give appropriate direction to team, depending on level
  • Take lead role in senior management meetings, presenting in-depth analysis of respective departments and classifications; tells product story succinctly & "sell" point of view.
    • Be the voice of buying, filling in for Sr. Director when necessary
    • Build and maintain effective business plans and relationships with licensees and third party vendors.
  • Demonstrate advanced industry wide product knowledge. Deep dive into competitive shopping. Adjust assortment based on findings.
  • Communicate with design, merchandising, and retail teams on hindsight of ecomm business.
  • Partner with Planning on managing the Open To Buy, taking action as necessary; recommending changes to reorders, pricing strategies and markdowns.
  • Drive online product strategy thru partnership with Site Merchant and Site Experience team. Identify long term site enhancements & voice buying perspective through updates/changes.
  • Partner with Retail Stores team to drive product strategy where possible, especially with outside vendors.
  • Partner with North America/Global Marketing to align on product priorities within departments/divisions. Push for representation of priorities in global & supplemental shoots.


Experience: Minimum of 5 - 7 years retail buying experience with 1 - 2 years of e-

Commerce exposure (indirect)/experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Strong understanding of the digital space, customer, and its unique needs
  • Strong leadership skills; vocal voice of Buying Team
  • Ability to create, develop & execute e-commerce strategic initiatives.
  • Must be highly organized & possess strong analytical skills.
  • Flexible to deadline demands, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; Strong presenter to upper management
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task and handle several projects at a time
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work in a team based environment
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH


For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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