Associate Sourcing Manager - CALVIN KLEIN

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
02 Jun 2022
12 Aug 2022
Full Time
  • Drives the product development and commercialization process, working in collaboration with the internal / external cross functional partners (Design, Merchandising, Raw Materials, Technical Design, Hubs, Vendors & factories) to deliver product that meets business requirements for quality, aesthetic and price.
  • Category management aligned with the supply chain & business strategies; driving organizational goals & metrics.
  • Engagement with hub teams/vendors regarding all issues related to proper sample execution and costing, throughout the development process.
  • Must be able to approach work strategically and have the ability to multitask, managing day-to-day responsibilities in conjunction with ad-hoc projects requiring quick turn-time.
  • Proactive management of potential issues; driving to resolution with cross functional teams.
  • Seek personal/professional development. Identify opportunities for improvement as well as risks to the business and makes recommendations to the team and upper management.


  • Drive cross-functional calendar adherence & offer suggestions to mitigate missed deliverables
  • Support projects for management meetings and other assigned projects.
  • Escalate open issues to upper management with point of view to resolve

Product Development/ Sourcing/Costing
  • Initiate pre-season development, sending inquiries regarding newness/innovation and following up on samples, wash trials, etc.
  • Initiate flash costing exercises as needed to gauge cost feasibility prior to season's launch.
  • Strategic product allocation in alignment with sourcing strategies.
  • Develop and maintain tracking reports for seasonal developments.
  • Create cost files capturing all seasonal developments, including comparisons to previous season's product as well as cost engineering options to achieve target margin.
  • Utilize product knowledge to suggest options to reduce prices.
  • Firm understanding of garment costing with the ability to identify price distortions and engage vendors to drive solutions.
  • Lead cost meetings with merchandising & design teams, fostering collective product/cost-related discussions.
  • Ensure cost data accuracy through system maintenance (XPC).
  • Daily interaction/e-mail communication with internal cross functional teams as well as overseas hubs/vendors.
  • Assess salesman sample delivery status and identify tools for mitigation plans where samples will miss market.
  • Provide Sourcing-related inputs to brand meetings/sample reviews/adoption & line finalization meetings.
  • Partner with cross functional teams on any product, quality or delivery issues.
  • Collaborate with design and raw materials teams in research and development of new product, sustainability and sourcing opportunities.

  • Must be analytical; understand supply goals & metrics.
  • Strong judgment & decision making skills (with an ability to drive root cause analysis).
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (to include good listening & negotiation skills).
  • Must be detail oriented, extremely resourceful, have excellent follow up skills; learning and using all appropriate contacts to gather information & drive solutions.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to function independently (at times) in a fast-paced environment, with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team; transcending different cultures, geographies & time zones.
  • Computer skills - Microsoft office; proficient in Excel (ability to create, update, and format data for tracking and reporting by using pivot tables and formulas). Knowledge of PLM /WEB PDM/Adobe a plus.

  • Integrity
  • Solution/Results Oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Develop self & others
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Comfortable with ambiguity & constructive tension


Experience: 3-5+ years of experience in the Product Development, Sourcing, Global Production Planning, Manufacturing and Supply Chain related space.

Education: Bachelor's Degree is required.



PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH

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