Demand & Supply Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
02 Jul 2022
08 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 and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. 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 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.

The Team
The TH NOS team is a part of the TH Buy, Plan & Ops team which main objective is ensuring the availability of the right product, at the right time, with the right quantity.

The Position
Based in Amsterdam, the Demand and Supply Planner manages the end-to-end demand and supply planning process for the Never out of Stock (NOS) Assortment of the Hilfiger Women's & Kids lifestyle business.

The role is responsible for driving the EMEA monthly demand forecast in close collaboration with key Regional Demand Planning and Sales teams, internal Markets and Product Merchandising teams, as well as insights gathered through market knowledge and quantitative analysis.

Demand plans translate into Supply Plans, which comprise of a monthly buy as well as an update to the long term rolling vendor forecasts with the main goal of minimizing lead-times and ensure timely delivery.

This role will work closely with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders to assess opportunities for growth, contribute to, and drive process improvement initiatives from inception to completion. We are looking for someone who likes a challenge, has an open mind set and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop demand plans for a 12/24 month horizon based on statistical forecasts, trend analysis, and market insights on a monthly basis.
  • Liaise with regional demand planning teams during the Monthly Demand Review Meetings and conduct analysis on NOS sales in order to obtain in-depth understanding of NOS performance and expected demand, thereby driving increased forecast accuracy whilst optimizing sales opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Product and Market Merchandising on the NOS collection to ensure data-driven decision-making leads to an efficient and commercially viable assortment.
  • Actively manage the NOS New Product Launch process from gathering forecasts from markets, determining sell through rates and initial buy volumes to an eventual business case sign off.
  • Provide reporting on NOS performance to stakeholders on monthly basis and lead the quarterly review/performance meetings.
  • Manage the monthly buy cycle with the vendors (monthly buying and updated supply plan forecasting).
  • Driving the supply process by working with sourcing hubs & offshore teams to effectively maintain sufficient inventory levels and fulfilment of market demand.
  • Confirming buys, negotiating delivery dates and additional details with vendors.
  • Planning vendor capacity and raw material requirements for upcoming 12 months.
  • Liaising closely with the Operations team on buy amendments and challenges faced within the supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Educated to bachelor/masters level; Education background: Supply Chain Management, Economics, or any related quantitative field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Demand or Supply/Production Planning, or, a similar role.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of forecast error metrics.
  • Skills in gathering, interpreting and visualizing data.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to take ownership of tasks.
  • Ambitious, passionate and personable.
  • Proficiency with MS office and advanced skills in Excel (Experience with SAP and Advanced planning systems is a plus).
  • Fluent in English.

This role seamlessly combines supply chain management knowledge, forecasting, demand planning and fashion into one. We are looking for a planner who can connect the dots, someone who can oversee end-to-end planning on a high-level but also be able to successfully operate at the lowest level of detail.

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 an up to date portfolio and motivational letter with your application. We would love to see your aesthetic as well how you commercially design to understand 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.

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.