Senior Manager Controlling and Reporting

Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 May 2022
06 Sep 2022
Full Time
About Tommy Hilfiger:

Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 16,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than1,400 retail storesthroughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of theTommy Hilfigerbrand were $9.2 billionin 2019.

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includesTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY JEANS.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups and is recognized for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.

Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men's tailored clothing and sportswear, women's collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage.

About the department and team:

The brand and marketing controlling & measurement team is part of the brand & marketing department and supports all teams across various brands and regions in reaching their targets. This team has a dual reporting line into both brand & marketing as well as into the central controlling team (finance department) to align on processes and best practices throughout the company.

Our team mirrors the organizational structure of the brand & marketing team: by brand, by functional team and by campaign. We are actively involved in setting up budgets, driving investment allocations, long-term targets and re-forecasting with all involved parties. We report on the current performance against these plans and indicate the impact on the future performance. We have a lead role in measuring performance to drive Return on Investment and value creation against defined brand projects and marketing/campaign objectives in line with the Brand and Marketing Strategy throughout the full end-to-end program development process. The team is using a wide range of tools to support these analyses, forecasts and strategic activities. Additionally we are taking a more global and future looking role in these areas.

Overall, the team has three key objectives:
  • Support the brand & marketing organization to achieve business targets and objectives
  • Provide advice on optimal brand investments (budget allocation & maximizing return)
  • Act as proactive business partner - with a stakeholder focus - to drive business impact

Specifically, the controlling & measurement team is responsible for:
  • Overseeing the budgeting process and monthly financial close
  • Ensuring ongoing honest assessment of brand/marketing performance to understand true drivers of success and secure objective learning
  • Responsible for monthly reporting of business, brand and marketing performance
  • Building relevant and meaningful reporting that combines budget, performance and commercial data that provide insights for decision making
  • Driving target setting and monitoring brand/marketing KPI's against those targets
  • Ownership of KPI framework, challenging and signing off on methodologies to measure performance and stimulate learning
  • Supporting a data driven brand/marketing approach and driving the actionability of insights for the decision making process
  • Providing advice on strategic projects

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be working for an international and fast growing organization where he/she will support the team with the following activities:
  • Leads the brand & marketing controlling team by taking accountability for controlling the global brand and marketing budget ensuring optimal investments
  • Oversees the budgeting process to balance and optimize entire brand and marketing spend
  • Involved in developing strategic brand programs (big bets) including budget planning, investment allocations, target setting process measurement and reporting requirements
  • Guides the reporting process: tracking and reporting on marketing and brand spend by category and by program for monthly management reporting in EU and Global
  • Defines vision and roadmap for controlling function that drives business impact and supports senior stakeholders in understanding departmental performance
  • Closely partners with the senior manager measurement within our team
  • Responsible for people management of all controlling team members and ensures results are achieved through managing these associates within the team
  • Manages stakeholders by interacting regularly and directly with senior management as sparring partner and collaborates across different functions & regions
  • Operates without supervision in a complex environment, leads the team and projects, is able to work independently and get things done while managing competing deadlines
  • Solves complex problems through innovative solutions and influences the decision within a function

The ideal candidate:
  • Minimum of 9+ years of relevant work experience in a role structuring the controlling function, reporting and advising on strategic brand projects
  • SME on performing business analyses, cost modeling and accounting/finance (ROI,NPV)
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills (working and structuring data)
  • University degree in Finance / Controlling / Econometrics and similar
  • Exceptional communication and constructive stakeholder management skills
  • Leadership skills for managing and developing a team
  • Experience in media/fashion/FMCG/retail industry preferred
  • Expertise with MS Excel and MS Power Point
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing processes and deadlines
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and drive change
  • Highly motivated/driven/proactive approach to business needs

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
  • 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.