PVH Visual Merchandising Coordinator - Fixed Term Cover (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 May 2022
29 Jul 2022
Full Time
Visual Merchandising Coordinator SIS and WHLS The Netherlands

*Maternity Cover 11 Months *

About PVH

PVH is one of the largest apparel companies in the world. With a history going back over 130 years, PVH excels at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages.

PVH is over 30,000 associates operating across 40 countries and speaking 20 languages with over $8 billion in 2014 revenues. PVH owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner's and Olga brands and, in addition, markets a variety of goods under its own and licensed brands.

PVH Europe is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein. The company is founded on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that's fuelled by passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. The brand delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men's, women's and children's sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company's Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.

Calvin Klein is one of the best known designer names in the world, offering a modern, provocative design aesthetic. The Calvin Klein brands - Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein (platinum label), Calvin Klein (white label), Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear - provide the company with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, distribution channels and catering to a diverse group of consumers. Calvin Klein also designs and markets a range of other product lines including fragrance, eyewear, watches, jewellery, and home furnishings. The Calvin Klein brands achieved approximately $8.1 billion in global retail sales in 2014.

About The Role

The Visual Merchandising Coordinator will be responsible to roll-out the global visual merchandising strategy in the Netherlands for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, for the Shop in Shop and Wholesale business. Reporting into the VM Manager SIS and WHLS, the VM Coordinator will support the stores on the SIS openings, seasonal changes, trainings, special project and guidelines designed on the market needs, etc. The VM Coordinator will work closely with all the NL departments in order to ensure that the standards are maintained in the area of competence.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Work with VM Manager SIS and WHLS and the SIS in-store team to roll-out the global visual merchandising strategy in the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger stores across SIS and WHLS business.
  • Liaison with NL office stakeholders on all matters concerning in-store VM to ensure that brand standards are maintained.
  • Develop and roll out new and different strategies and trainings in order to achieve high VM results in all the business channels
  • Weekly training sessions with the Instore VM
  • Build strong relationship with Partners and store staff, in order to achieve high VM standards and identify opportunities for further training, understand the local needs and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Build strong relationship with your peers in Planning, Marketing, Sales and Finance to keep the communication, roles and responsibilities clear.
  • Understanding layout of the store, prepare opening packs and orders for VM tools and materials.
  • Administrative tasks, in-store POS, and VM guidelines with the support of the SIS team
  • Be constantly updated on the KPI and sell through performances of the area of competence, maximize store sales through a strong level of customer service, business and key metric analysis, and utilization of store resources.
  • Market Launch presentations, VM meetings and workshops are mandatory to attend.

About You:

Essential skills & attributes:
  • Strong planning, organization skills and ability to prioritize & multi-task
  • Experience of working with store floor-plans
  • Strong communication skills, in order to communicate efficiently and effectively with representatives from various partners
  • Understanding of the KPI's and sales numbers is mandatory
  • Enthusiastic attitude and be a 'hands-on' self-starter
  • Pro Active thinking / planning
  • Analytical thinking and intelligent negotiation skills
  • Stress resistant
  • Team player
  • Critical thinking
  • No 9:00 to 18:00 work mentality, has to be flexible in working hours and travel time
  • Able to travel within the Netherlands
  • Degree level or equivalent, ideally in design, marketing or fashion
  • Solid experience in field visual merchandising at least 3 years, including Shop in Shop, interior displays and space utilization, ideally in the fashion industry
  • Fluent in English language (written & spoken), Dutch language knowledge is mandatory
  • The ideal candidate has experienced to work in an Department store
  • The ideal candidate has experienced to work in another country
  • Microsoft office literate, including excel, Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign skills required, 3D software and video making is a plus

About What We Offer

At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.