Apparel Stock Planner Ecommerce

Amsterdam, Netherlands
05 Aug 2022
17 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.

The Team

The Stock Planning team is a function within PVH Ecommerce Merchandising Operations, covering both Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
Merchandising Operations covers two areas:
  • Inbound and outbound stock and order management for the ecommerce business
  • Process transformation and business enablement, price optimization

Stock planning focuses on the first area, owning stock inbound prioritization and allocation, replenishment, projection of stock levels, keeping ecommerce stock levels healthy. It works in close connection with ecommerce branded merchandising planning and buying, and the PVH warehouse.

Stock planning is a new team for ecommerce and will expand significantly in the coming years to enable further growth of the TH and CK ecommerce businesses.

The Position

Each Stock Planner has ownership of a broad section of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein ecommerce product: apparel, underwear, footwear and accessories.

Ownership covers inbound prioritization, setting replenishment levels, clearance at the end of lifecycle:

Stock Planners are empowered to take decisions on products by agreements on rules and boundaries with buyers and merchandising planners.

Stock planners use cross-brand product group WSSI tools (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake) with an underlying season breakdown to manage inbound and stock levels. They call out forward peaks and risks to brand merch planners and agree on actions

Buyers and merch planners are kept informed about decisions and check in before some key moments, i.e. removing stock from pickable locations, inbounding sensitive capsules

Stock planners are primarily measured on stock turn, stock availability. KPIs related to sales are also used, like merch planners and buyers: stock planners are not an operations support function.

Key Responsibilities
  • Category stock management: use the WSSI tool to consolidate the inputs from brand teams at category level, project stock and inbound levels and feed back potential forward issues, suggest actions for brand teams to initiate
  • Inbound management - what product are stocked first: ecom product teams and stock planning agree on the rules about what to prioritize within inbound limited capacity; warehouse and supply chain manage the inbound capacity to match trade needs
  • Replenishment / trading stock level: the warehouse sets optimal stock levels of products and skus. These are adjusted based on input by stock planning, using a feedback loop from and into brand WSSIs. Stock level rules are set up with brand ecommerce teams, the operation is run brand agnostic
  • Floor space management: ecommerce stock is graded by trading velocity and managed by warehouse. Stock planning reviews the grading and agrees if and when moving stock within the floor may be beneficial
  • NOS management: how much NOS is needed in the present and in the future. NOS product warrants a focus role due to its volumes
  • Clearance: stock beyond its lifecycle has to move out of the pickable locations regularly, to free up space for new product

The Ideal Candidate
  • Highly detailed oriented, but capable of summarizing and communicating decisions to other teams
  • Comfortable with Excel
  • WSSI usage (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake) a must
  • Interested in working in close collaboration with merchandise planners, buyers on one side and translating requirements and business goals to warehouse, supply chain teams on the other
  • Preferred education: Supply chain, Inventory management, Fashion management
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in allocation or planning
  • Basic knowledge of SAP, BW, HANA a plus
  • Ability to travel to the PVH Distribution Centre in Venlo

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
  • A monthly home- office budget
  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office

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.

COVID-19 and Working at PVH
As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting process may be conducted remotely, primarily via 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