PVH Senior Merchandising Manager (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)

Recruiter
PVH
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
11 Jul 2022
Closes
10 Aug 2022
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Hours
Full Time
About PVH

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues.

Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognised for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010. We engage consumers through 360° marketing campaigns, innovative events, exciting collaborations and brand partnerships, and work with some of the biggest names from the world of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment.

About THE ROLE

PVH Merchandising is responsible for the budgeting, product trading and supply chain strategy for the Region North business. In a constantly changing retail environment, they look to drive the optimum assortment for each retail location, based upon: customer profile, sales targets and regional retail landscape.

Working closely with all key retail stakeholders (buying, retail operations, visual merchandising and store teams) collaboration, strong communication and a passion for opportunity and success are the foundations for this team!

Reporting into the Retail Director the Senior Merchandising Manager plays a key role as a member of the Senior Retail Management team. They will be expected to lead and inspire their team and to involve themselves in wider cross function products.

Responsibilities include:

Best In Class Merchandising:
  • Own the store planning and trading strategy for UK+ within Full Price and Brand Partner channels
  • Manage store budgets including sales, options counts and end stock forecasts within a cross channel framework. Ensuring accurate end of season stock forecasts to Outlets channel
  • Own space and capacity management in line with business strategies and agreed sales and space plans, to review these within season to ensure sales by division are maximised
  • Manage and report on store sales densities proposing changes in line with wider business strategy
  • Manage options by division in stores to outline maximum stock capacities at store level, working with Planners to ensure this feeds into future Buying Process
  • Collaborate with Central Planning and Buying teams, influence product assortment in line with analysis. Highlighting under and over performing areas, making suggestions on stock package opportunities
  • Own the seasonal trading calendar strategy and participate in weekly trading meetings proposing trade actions to support company strategy
  • Manage in season trading decisions ensuring agreed targets for margin, sales and end- stock are met
  • Ensure the Retail Merchandising team are delivering a robust allocation strategy ensuring store ranges are optimized at all times
  • Topline management of UK+ end stock flow and seasonal storage
  • Undertake stores visits and work with key stores to support their performance and assess your department against competition

Cohesion
  • Regular communication with piers across the region to align on best practices
  • Partner with senior associates within Retail, Planning, Buying, Visual Merchandising, Retail Operations and Finance functions to ensure all KPI's are met
  • Influence senior associates within different functions to ensure the in-season trading strategy is a success
  • Have full understanding of performance across the region
  • Think global and promote global thinking to entire team
  • Ensure team working collaboratively with Profit Protection and Retail Operations to strive to achieve a reduced profit loss and better Omni-channel experience for our consumer
  • Work with the Amsterdam division/s to exploit their capability and ensure ways of working are established in line with the business model
  • Key contact for PVH European Depot Centre, working collaboratively to improve UK+ logistic solution

High Performing Team
  • Lead, inspire and elevate all associates working within the function
  • Champion our Merchandising vision and strive for best practice merchandising in all day to day processes and activities
  • Act as an ambassador for the Merchandising function, representing the function both at the Central Amsterdam office and within market
  • Ensures best practice is maintained at all times
  • Have clear view on talent mapping and succession plans

Systems & AI
  • Push the team to implement and exploit new systems and processes to continually improve merchandising practises
  • Have full knowledge of AI solutions which are in the marketplace
  • Understand and champion any new AI tools
  • Ensure your market is at the full front of any AI trials and system adoption within Global PVH

About YOU
  • You have a successful proven track record as a Head of or Merchandising Manager
  • You have extensive knowledge of Branch Planning and In-Season Trading
  • You have strong stakeholder management skills, you Collaborate to Win with the ability to build relationships with ease
  • You have broad experience with examples of demonstrating the ability to Adapt Fast to change and have a record of success at different levels where you Inspire Trust amongst peers
  • You're commercially astute and a confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels and Make Informed Decisions
  • You're an inspiring team leader with an ability to manage, motivate and drive your team to success by Learning Together
  • You Connect to Consumers and have in-depth knowledge of the current competitive market place
  • You work well with change, being able to quickly adapt and work with pace

About WHAT WE OFFER

At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.