Merchandise Manager - Accessories

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
07 May 2022
01 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 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 Full Price Retail CK Merchandising Manager 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 Position:

Reporting to the Senior Merchandising Manager of Calvin Klein Accessories, this position is responsible for driving the CK Ladies' Accessories product strategy and the implementation of a regional product collection.. This role is leading the interface with designers and developers as well as being a key pivot for marketing, retail and e-commerce departments.

The role encompasses the creation of product merchandising plans which include both replenishment and seasonal product. A strong knowledge of the product requirements for each European market and making sure that these requirements translate into product is key.

Position Responsibilities:

The Merchandising Manager will have the following responsibilities:
  • Manages CK Ladies' Accessories specific product category by breaking down business objectives, while continuing to build strong brand equity & commercial success
  • Drives Range Plan implementation process to ensure all deadlines are met and all product related info is timely communicated to internal and external stakeholders
  • Analyze market needs, opportunities and possibilities of growth
  • Builds specific merchandising plans based on brand key stories and sell out analysis to ensure constant revenue
  • Collaborates with Senior Merchandising Manager to develop sales strategies to improve market share
  • Manages business to the seasonal calendar and effectively meets all product deadlines and divisional deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Senior Merchandising Manager to present to Wholesale and Retail Channel partners during collection Key meetings and to Design and Development during proto & product reviews
  • Work closely with the sales teams, retail teams and business analyst to gather important qualitative and quantitative shop floor feedback in order to apply a more "end-consumer" approach to our range planning
  • Gather relevant sales & collection analyses; eg. per country, average selling price, distribution, margin, fit, fabrics, etc. created by the merchandising team
  • Work closely with production and design to follow up the development of the collection, remain informed of the evolution of the collection during its development and works on optimizing margins
  • Manage and monitor SMS launch and allocation to Markets in respect of the SMS budget
  • Consolidate and work with PLM system keeping track of style/option count, RRP build up, collection build-up of the actuals versus the range plans , LY & targets, Support merchandising Director in monitoring these - highlighting irregularities in pricing, costing, count, flow, needs

  • BA degree
  • 5 years + work experience in fashion product merchandising, ideally within accessories product categories
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiating skills necessary
  • High level of creative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Understanding of European countries requirements and ability to translate the needs into the collection
  • Project management skills in relates to capsule, fast track collection, new product categories or other initiatives
  • Proven leadership ability in people management with team player mindset, embraces team mentality and collaboration
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel (reporting and handling big data amount, executing pivots and other analysis) as well as Word and Power Point are a plus
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Ability to handle pressure while working on multiple tasks under tight deadlines by providing high quality work results
  • Proficiency in public speaking and presenting
  • Fluent in English

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's PlaceCaf├ęs
  • A companyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
  • Asmart work programthatempowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
  • A chance to unwind with weekly social activities

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.