Senior Manager Merchandising, TH Mens

Amsterdam, Netherlands
02 Jun 2022
14 Sep 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good.

Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand. True&Co. 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

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, underwear 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.


Tommy Hilfiger Close to Body is one of the fastest growing engines at PVH Europe. The division's strategy going forward is to develop a leadership positioning within underwear, loungewear and swimwear and support the overarching business in creating a full lifestyle brand. The department is responsible for a global line, with a focus on strategic product creation.

The department consists of the following teams:

Merchandising - Responsible for the creation, planning and implementation of a successful product strategy which meets the territory specific product requirements and delivers on sales, productivity, brand relevance and margin targets

Design - responsible for the creation of the concept, colours direction, product and qualities of the fabrications to drive the business growth

Product Development- drives the development process of product made for the European market. Working closely with Merchandising, factories and planning teams in order to deliver high-quality, profitable collections on-time to market.

The position

The position reports directly into the Sr Merchandising Director and is responsible for managing product creation for all full price channels, coaching and managing a team of 2 merchandisers and working closely with design and product development.

This is a global merchandising leadership role responsible for driving the future of the Men's Underwear, Swimwear and Loungewear categories in collaboration with the Sr Director.

It will require to collaborate with various teams, ensure all deadlines are met and to think forward, to understand the needs of the category and map out a short, mid and long term strategy for the business.

A strong knowledge of the processes, and product requirements for each global market and making sure that these requirements translate into product is key. Since this position is a crucial connecting function between the different departments in the development and merchandising process, the candidate must possess very strong organizational and analytical skills. He, she or they will also have great communication skills, not only in order to support the delivery of an accurate, complete and on-target collection that will drive sales, but also to ensure synergies between all divisions are being maximized.

  • Reports into the CTB Senior Merchandising Director
  • Support the Sr Director in elaborating mid and long term business strategies for the Men's Underwear, Swimwear and Loungewear categories
  • Overseeing the End-to-End product creation process
  • Lead Range Planning to ensure all divisional KPIs and targets are met
  • Participate in key seasonal Milestone Meetings and lead where needed
  • Drive cross-departmental execution between Design, Merchandising, Product Development and Marketing
  • Coach, train and mentor a team of 2 merchandisers
  • Analyze historical retail sales & data to best service each regions needs
  • Hindsight opportunities for growth
  • Work closely with the Go-to- market team to ensure all supporting tools for successful launches are ready, as well as compelling story-telling elements

The ideal candidate
  • BA Degree or better in a Business Administration / Fashion Merchandising or a related field;
  • Minimum 7 years work experience within a retail or wholesale fashion company.
  • Solid understanding of the Menswear market
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiating skills necessary
  • High level of accuracy
  • Excellent English communication written and verbal
  • Strong analytical / numeric skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Comfortable with presenting to large audiences
  • High flexibility, able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Fast learner, willing to innovate and think outside of the box
  • Strategic mindset, always supported by data
  • Brand ambassador / passionate about the product
  • Team player, Global mindset, strong interest in fashion and market trends
  • Living in the surroundings of Amsterdam or willing to relocate to the Netherlands
  • Able to travel abroad for work if it would be necessary and possible in the future

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

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

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.