Senior Merchandise Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 Apr 2022
05 Aug 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 HILFIGERis one of the world's most recognized premium lifestyle brands, uplifting and inspiring consumers since 1985. The brand creates iconic style, which comes alive at the intersection of the classic and the new, co-created with people who are shaping culture around the world.TOMMY HILFIGERcelebrates the essence of classic American style with a modern twist. Tommy Hilfiger offers premium, quality and value to consumers worldwide under theTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY JEANSlifestyles, with a breadth of collections including men's, women's and kids' sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. Tommy Hilfiger has an unwavering commitment to sustainability and inclusivity.

Global retail sales ofTOMMY HILFIGERproducts were approximately $9.3 billion in 2021 and the brand is powered by more than 16,000 associates worldwide - present in 100 countries and more than 2,000 retail stores, including its largest global flagship store acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

The Team
The Merchandise Planning team sits within the Product Strategy & Transformation (PS&T) team.

The PS&T team, in close collaboration with divisions, gives strategical direction, sets objectives on collection KPIs, drives change and monitors results, as well as building a closer link between countries, retail, ecom and head office to fulfill consumer needs by creating the framework for profitable assortments

The Merchandise Planning team is the analytical business partner for all product labels. Our focus is on data-driven collection planning and decision making. We ensure the translation of long-term strategic growth into short-term and seasonal objectives in a wholesale channel driven environment. We drive operational excellence through check and balancing of key KPIs to achieve product label and brand goals. The Merchandise Planning team is a cross-functional team that works closely with individual product labels through dedicated Merchandise Planners.

The Position
Reporting into the Merchandise Planning Manager, the Sr Merchandise Planner creates seasonal range plans that are reflective of the label's strategies and company KPIs. You will run analyses on collection performance and support the Merchandise Planning Manager in translating the conclusions in storylines presentable to a wider audience. As a skilled user of data sources, you will be an ambassador for data usage in the product teams.

You will work closely with merchandise teams and product development teams on collection performance and range plan targets. In parallel, you are involved and updated on product strategies and process improvement projects sitting in the PS&T team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Understanding of product label processes and development calendar, monitoring performance and development of multiple seasons
  • Seasonal planning in alignment to seasonal and yearly targets, on growth drivers, merchandise flow and optimal balance product fashionability mix
  • Executing continuous check and balance on seasonal collection development and forecasts, liaising with Product Merchandisers, Product Development, Merchandise Planning Manager and Buying & Planning
  • Post-Seasonal in-depth analyses on collection performance, as input for Range Plan targets
  • Converting conclusions from analyses into Powerpoint slides
  • Updating and maintaining periodic master data reports and workbooks
  • Being an ambassador and driver towards Product Merch and Product Developers to use Tableau and master data reports
  • Handling detailed data requests from Product Merch outside of Tableau and master data reports
  • Identifying master data quality issues in reports
  • Involvement as Expert in new projects within PS&T

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, understanding how big datasets are build
  • Must be an effective communicator, able to manage expectations with different stakeholders and prioritize during conflicting deadlines
  • Proactive attitude with ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with ad hoc deadlines
  • Methodical, numerical and analytical mindset
  • 3 - 4 years planning experience in a commercial industry
  • Team player and flexibility in working hours e.g. overtime in peak periods
  • Medior knowledge Powerpoint
  • Prior understanding of merchandising and merchandise planning is preferred
  • 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.