PVH Assistant Merchandiser, Region North (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)

Recruiter
PVH
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
09 Sep 2022
Closes
30 Oct 2022
Ref
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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 Merchandiser, this role will support in driving sales and profit through effective inventory management and in season trading decisions, the Assistant Merchandiser plays a key role in supporting the Merchandising team to maximize commercial opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

Best In Class Merchandising:
  • Store Management - analysing brand performance and space within all stores and recommending actions / changes to the Merchandiser
  • Manage WSSI set up and in-season management of sales, profit, stock and Open to Buy (OTB)
  • Forecast line cards assess stock requirements and make relevant actions
  • Forecast accurately daily and weekly sales in line with changes to promotional calendar, public holidays and pay days
  • Manage terminal stock- have an understanding of sell thru KPI's and propose actions for both in-season and end of season stock management, understanding profit implications
  • Contribute to departmental Merchandising trading strategy, with the customer and brand in mind
  • Prepare analysis packs as necessary and pull together strategy recommendations under the guidance of the Merchandiser
  • Support in the running and analysis of weekly trade reports and making recommendations to the Merchandiser on weekly and monthly action plans
  • Undertake stores visits and work with key stores to support their performance and assess your department against your competition

Cohesion
  • Regular communication with peers across the region to align on best practices
  • Work closely with planning and buying teams to influence future buying and planning decisions
  • Participate in Area Manager Contact Scheme
  • Collaborate with Profit Protection team to drive efficiencies in key stores around loss prevention
  • Develop strong relationships across Buying and Merchandising, Operations, Supply, Stores and Amsterdam teams

High Performing Team
  • Manage, train and guide the Merchandise Admin Assistant to effectively deliver initial allocations, replenishment and exit strategy in the most efficient way
  • Oversee and support with the allocation process, including never-out-of-stocks (NOS). Ensure we remain reactive to trading environment and suggest changes to initial allocation plans
  • Support the Merchandising function in training new Merchandise Admin Assistants on the team

Systems & AI
  • Ensure full understanding of all internal systems and processes
  • Implement and exploit new systems and processes to continually improve merchandising ways of working
  • Understand and champion any new AI tools

About YOU
  • You have previous experience at Assistant Merchandiser level within a fashion/retail business
  • You have advanced Excel skills
  • You have excellent planning and analytical skills enabling you to Take Ownership in your work
  • You're commercially astute and a confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels to Inspire Trust
  • You're a strong team leader with an ability to manage, motivate and work effectively within a small team
  • You Stay Curious and have in-depth knowledge of the current competitive market place and Connect to Consumers
  • You work well with change, being able to Adapt Fast 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.

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