Merchandiser, Menswear, Tommy Hilfiger

Amsterdam, Netherlands
03 Aug 2022
10 Aug 2022
Full Time
PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brandsthat drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEINandTOMMYHILFIGERbrands.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, colors direction, product and qualities of the fabrications to drive the business growth

Sourcing - 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

This is a global merchandising role responsible for all product creation within the men's underwear and loungewear product categories.

The position reports directly into the Merchandising Manager for Men's Underwear, Loungewear and Swimwear and is a key global product creation representative for all full price channels. The role encompasses the support of the creation and maintenance of seasonal product merchandising lines.

It will require to collaborate with various teams of men product categories to create collection that connects them.

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Reports to the Men's Underwear, Loungewear and Swimwear Merchandising Manager
  • Be the product creation specialist and the point of contact for all functions within the assigned categories
  • Elaborate the Range Plan for the Underwear and Loungewear categories with the support of the Manager to ensure all divisional KPIs and targets are met
  • Drive cross-departmental execution between Design, Merchandising, Sourcing and Marketing
  • Own seasonal in-depth booking analysis, identify trends and draw the right conclusions for the category
  • Analyze bookings by product group, channel and market, SKU and colour
  • Highlight product misses and determine future opportunities and needs
  • Liaise / support regional sales teams and internal departments support on any product- related queries
  • Support go to market organization and preparation of all supporting tools for successful launches
  • Responsible for providing pre-market buying commitments and projections to all key stakeholders with the support of the Manager
  • Maintain PLM to ensure all collection KPIs are properly updated (retail prices, styles, margins, etc.)
The Ideal candidate
  • BA Degree or better in a Business Administration / Fashion Merchandising or a related field;
  • Minimum 3 years work experience, preferable within a retail or wholesale fashion or beauty company. Menswear experience is a plus
  • 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 Power Point
  • 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.

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.