Senior Merchandising Director

Recruiter
PVH
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted
21 May 2022
Closes
26 May 2022
Ref
PVH1USR31857WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Hours
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 attommy.com.PVH acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

Department Description:

Tommy Hilfiger Menswear is a fashion-forward lifestyle collection within the Tommy Hilfiger family, which has a focus on premium Sportswear for Men. The designs are inspired by American classics, finished with a modern edge and fresh spirit.

Position Description and responsibilities:
  • TheSr Merchandising Director will report in to and partner with the TH World of Men's (WOM) Lifestyle's SVP of Merchandising
  • Hold a strategic leadership role within the WOM team, with specific Merchandising ownership across all three key pillars of WOM's Apparel: Sportswear / Tailored & Dress Casual / Hilfiger Sport, and CTB.
  • Partner with SVP and Sr Director Marketplace Merchandising in delivering brand-right, consumer-centric seasonal assortments.
  • Develop and align the short and long-term WOM Apparel growth strategies with the overall TH Brand WOM Lifestyle vision
  • Partner closely with Footwear and Accessories counterparts in ensuring a synergistic 'consumer centric' approach to product when producing seasonal collections
  • Partner with the Consumer Insights teams in analyzing updated Apparel data points to further enhance and continuously modernize the WOM Aspirational Consumer Profile
  • Refine bottoms-up WOM Apparel architecture and framework for the collection - across all Product Groups - as per seasonal Range Plans developed by the Sr Director Marketplace Merchandising, and that correspond to the long-term business objectives and KPI targets
  • Partner with key stakeholders and cross-functional partners in building commercially strong collections, while ensuring margin targets, price point architecture, Hero styles, volume drivers, etc., are all successfully executed
  • Lead the facilitation and development of optimal relationships between Merchandising, Design, PD both in and out of key seasonal milestone meetings
  • Oversee the creation of all seasonal Digital Asset management and Market Launch toolkits
  • Partner with (and drive) the Retail and ECOM teams in delivering optimal 'consumer centric' assortments that meet all Retail strategic needs, hit all financial targets, and accelerate the O&O business
  • Lead and drive all key milestone meetings (Range Plan Hand-Off (to Triad), Digital Collection Review, Omnichannel Validation Meeting, etc.) and present / discuss the collection, review Product Stories, and provide product feedback to cover Market needs
  • Participate in cross-divisional projects related to strategic impact and provide inputs for key presentations
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a team of 12+ junior to senior level Merchants

Requirements:
  • Minimum 12 - 15 years Global Merchandising experience
  • Visionary; proven ability to strategically lead a large-scale business towards continuous growth while, at times, navigating through unchartered territory
  • Strong discernment to quickly identify new business opportunities; ability to convert into clear, actionable business strategy
  • Strategic risk-taker
  • Omni-channel experience
  • Analytical mind-set; in-depth proficiency of all Financials and KPI levers associated with leading a high-volume business
  • Proven history in developing assortment frameworks and building annual/seasonal Range Plan architectures from the ground-up
  • An effective communicator who possesses a deep understanding of consumer preferences across key markets, emphasizes accountability in decisions, promotes continuous improvement and motivation via proven strong leadership, possesses high energy/urgency, and creative problem solving.
  • Understanding of multiple Markets, regions, cultural and consumer differences and the requirements to deliver against financial results and customer-centric KPIs.
  • Strong networker; proven history in forming effective working relationships with all key cross-functional departments (Merchandising, Design, Production, and Markets/Country Partners)
  • Previous experience leading and managing a large team with demonstrated ability to coach and develop future leaders (minimum size team of 10 - 15, including 3 Directors)
  • Understanding of the end-to-end seasonal process and experience with managing (and providing input) into the annual/seasonal corporate calendar and associated work-stream
  • Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment
  • Experience in Retail, Wholesale, and Online environments is preferred
  • Knowledge and skills in working with Corporate Systems (i.e. PLM, Consumer Insights) and in MS Office software (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Verbal and Written Proficiency in English is required

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-19 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.