Merchandiser - Calvin Klein Performance

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Apr 2022
04 Aug 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 Kleinis a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. TheCalvin Kleinbrands -CK Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein UnderwearandCalvin 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. TheCalvin Kleinbrands 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 theCalvin Kleinbrands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established forCalvin Kleinto provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of theCalvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe thatCalvin Kleinis 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:

The CK Performance Merchandising team is responsible for driving and implementing the collection- and merchandising strategy in line with business targets and in line with consumer- and market trends.

On a cross-functional level, the Performance Merchandising team closely interacts with the following teams:

  • Global Merchandising: key partner and the bridge to Global Design and Product Development being responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product strategy which meets the EMEA specific product requirements and delivers on sales, productivity and margin targets
  • A combined Design function that ensures we stay close to our DNA and clearly differentiate our lifestyles, while driving product excellence and elevation through deep creative expertise
  • Buying and Planning: An integrated Buying & Planning expertise centre that balances flexibility and (cost) efficiency by working closely with production partners and product creation and sales functions
  • GTM: Key contact to support all country sales teams with presenting the collection, support key account meetings and ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail.
  • Marketing: A highly skilled marketing machine that drives brand awareness and engagement with consumer centric campaigns that amplify our lifestyle and product messaging while developing a strong I&D platform

The Position:

The Merchandiser position is a pivotal role to ensure that all category KPIs are met or exceeded. The Product Merchandiser takes ownership to achieve sustainable and profitable growth for the men's collection by understanding and applying the consumer needs, brand strategy, company culture and DNA, and balancing different market requirements to create the best product line. Working closely with the global merchandising team, Planning and Go-To-Market Team as well as country sales teams to deliver the strongest product offering with cross-product storytelling from initial product strategy to product realization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain all Merchandising related tools and working files
  • Support the Merchandise Manager in creating all analysis and tools for top performance at key collection milestone meetings
  • Partner up with Men's Merchandiser to work as team and be 100% aligned in all seasonal relevant processes.
  • Drive the Men's business, ensuring both strategic and financial targets are met, close margin and target follow-up with the alignment and support of the Merchandise Manager

Create and own seasonal merchandising process for Men's Performance with support of Merchandising Manager. Ensure an accurate creation and maintenance of all relevant files and documents:
  • Create and develop the seasonal Men's brief to be used as base for the combined brief à consumer, competitor, accounts, business needs, seasonal business and market trend update, range plan (style, options, FOB, forecast)
  • PSEM/rangeplan : deliver all relevant data including numbers, support Merchandising Manager to finalize PSEM presentation and rangeplan
  • Evaluate the seasonal plan at 1st Proto review, highlight potential business gaps and create a balanced and commercial line for the European market
  • Create seasonal line based on financial targets such as productivity, positioning, margin, RRP's, WHSL value
  • Creation and maintenance of seasonal Men's collection files such as line list, tracking files, product CADs, sales tools, sticker for sample order etc.
  • Own and lead Men's related meetings such as line freeze, line reviews and internal presentations
  • Be in constant communication with the Men's product Merchandising team in New York

Own seasonal in-depth booking analysis, identify trends and draw the right conclusions for the Men's business:
  • Analyze bookings by category, channel and market, SKU and color and update your team bi-weekly
  • Compile qualitative feedback across all channels and regions post season
  • Highlight product misses and determine future opportunities and needs post season
  • Quarterly trend, competitors and color update to be presented to the team
  • Liaise / support Sales team and internal departments support on any Men's product-related queries. A key contact person will be defined for each x-functional team within the CKP Merchandising team. This person will handle externally both genders.

Market launch will be an ongoing project for Merchandiser:
  • As project owner define key specific tasks for CKP Merchandising team members: SMS tracking and processing, collection shoot for iPad, model bookings, hair and make-up and show room organization, etc.
  • Create men's content for Market launch presentations
  • Present seasonal line to countries together with (Senior) Merchandising Manager
  • Look into new opportunities to further improve the market launch process

Sample management:
  • Define sample plan and project sample order in alignment with Sales (in collaboration with Men's Merchandiser)
  • Organize, archive and track samples for Men's category
  • Create and maintain sample track list
  • Support the Merchandising Manager/Director on any ad-hoc projects or analysis requests

General Interface:
  • Working closely with Planning, Sales and Merchandising Operations to ensure all product related information is communicated
  • Liaise / support regional Sales teams and internal departments on any product-related queries for Men's line
  • Key point of contact for Men's line for departments we collaborate with

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 1 - 2 years working experience in a fashion product merchandising or similar role
  • Experience within sports / athleisure is desirable
  • Relevant degree is desirable
  • Excellent organisational, communication and negotiating skills
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced and flexible environment
  • Understanding of European countries requirements and ability to translate the needs into the collection
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel (reporting and handling big data amount, executing pivots and other analysis)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft PowerPoint is desirable
  • Fluent in english

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

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.

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.