Senior Strategy Communications Specialist

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 Jul 2022
07 Sep 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is the growth platform forCalvin KleinandTOMMY HILFIGER. Through driving brand strength and relevance, we are connecting our global, iconic brands closer to where the consumer is going than ever before, today and with future generations. Guided by our values and enabled by our scale and global reach, we are driving fashion forward for good, as one team with one vision and one plan. That's the Power of Us, that's the Power of PVH+.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is one of the world's leading global fashion lifestyle brands with a history of bold, non-conformist ideals that inform everything we do. Founded in New York in 1968, the brand's minimalist and sensual aesthetic drives our approach to product design and communication, creating a canvas that offers the possibility of limitless self-expression. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Performance - are connected by the intention and purpose of elevating everyday essentials to globally iconic status. Each of the brands has a distinct identity and position in the retail landscape, providing us the opportunity to market a range of universally appealing products to domestic and international consumers with a variety of needs. Our products are underpinned by responsible design, high-quality construction, and the elimination of all unnecessary details. We strive for unique and dimensional pieces that continuously wear well and remain relevant season after season. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products were approximately $8.5 billion in 2021.

Calvin Klein continues to solidify its position as an innovator of emerging digital platforms and modern marketing campaigns. PVH acquired Calvin Klein in 2003 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

CKE's Plan to Win and the 'One organization' priority

For the coming years the CKE organization has defined 5 strategic priorities of its so called Plan to Win. One of these priorities is to Integrate into one effective brand organization that is working collaboratively towards clear and aligned strategic objectives. This priority breaks out into a number of sub-priorities, one of which is to truly implement 'one organization': A closely connected CKE team that works collaboratively and inclusively with each other and with all other parts of PVH.

CKE Strategic Communications

The Senior Communication Specialist is a newly created role that sits within the Strategy and Implementation pillar, and reports to the Director of Business Strategy. The Strategy and Implementation pillar is responsible for defining, driving and implementing Calvin Klein Europe's Strategy and is a leadership-adjacent team that operates at the forefront of the business. The team interacts on a daily basis with a wide range of internal stakeholders across the Product and Marketing organization.

Key objective of the role

At Calvin Klein Europe, we believe that how we communicate at work can have the power to help Associates feel engaged and purposeful, resulting in a better organization overall. The Senior Communication Specialist will play a major role in our Integrate strategic priority, ensuring the connectivity within the CKE organization, and between the CKE organization and key internal and external stakeholders.

As a Senior Communication Specialist, you understand better than anyone that effective communications consist of delivering logical messages through strong narratives and clear visualisation. You know how to distil complex business ideas into simple, honest and compelling communication that is catered to the specific audiences within the Calvin Klein Europe Organization and outside of the Calvin Klein Europe organization such as the PVH Europe, and PVH and Calvin Klein global organizations and leadership teams. Essentially, this role is about verbalizing and visualising business and brand concepts (e.g., our Calvin Klein Europe seasonal strategy) in a clear and structured way that is understandable for different stakeholder group.

The role will work closely with stakeholders at different levels across the business, gaining a full perspective on the strategy and day-to-day work of the organization. You will be at the heart of our organization, and so connecting with teams and being creative should be in your DNA. Are you the enthusiastic, talented Senior Communication Specialist we're looking for?

Core responsibilities
  • Work with the Director Business Strategy to design, roll-out and manage a cohesive program of communication initiatives (eg. Townhalls, stakeholder connection moments) to increase connectivity within CK Europe, PVH Europe and CK Global.
  • Collaborate with teams from across the organization to design and produce compelling presentations that communicate strategy and progress on key strategic initiatives.
  • Work with Calvin Klein Europe Senior Leadership to design and produce presentations for stakeholder communications such as:
    • Senior stakeholder meetings (Board of Director meetings, Budget presentations, Strategy updates with PVH Senior Management).
    • Internal events (Quarterly Townhalls, New Hires Induction Days, Strategy Plan presentations, Seasonal Collection Market Launch presentations).

Skills and Competencies
  • Outstanding skills in story-lining/storytelling, capable of visualising concepts and creating impactful and effective presentations on PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and experience with stakeholder management, confident in presenting and articulate ideas to senior stakeholders
  • Quick problem solver - ability to understand complex issues easily and make connections and create solutions
  • Can deal with ambiguity and quick changes
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Excellent English written and spoken
  • Humble approach, team player

Education and experience
  • 4+ years working experience in a corporate environment
  • 2+ years experience in graphic design or consulting roles creating visual presentations
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in the fashion industry or related industries

What You Can Expect from Us
  • Work Smart Program:hybrid work, flex hours, work from anywhere4 weeks a year, home office allowance and meeting freeFridays
  • One of a kind Campus:state-of-the-art collaboration spaces, restaurant with premium buffet, takeaway deli, barista coffee bars, skybar and rooftop garden
  • Health & Well-being:People's Place gym,sports clubs, nutritional coaching, meditation studio, headspace subscription, rooftop yoga and mental health days
  • Social events:Thursday socials, pub quizzes, annual themed events, sample sales and market launches
  • PVH University:learning and development programsto leverage yourprofessional and personal goals
  • How we support you:onsite parking, bike garages, commuting allowances, Employee Assistance Programs, pension schemes and discount on our brands Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein to name a few!

Our Talent Acquisition will share our full benefits overview at the offer stage.

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.