Merchandise Planning Manager - Tommy Hilfiger

Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 Sep 2022
29 Oct 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 Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most recognized premium lifestyle brands, uplifting and inspiring consumers since 1985. The brand creates iconic style, which comes alive at the intersection of the classic and the new, co-created with people who are shaping culture around the world.

TOMMY HILFIGER celebrates the essence of classic American style with a modern twist. Tommy Hilfiger offers premium quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS lifestyles, with a breadth of collections including men's, women's and kids' sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. Tommy Hilfiger has an unwavering commitment to sustainability and inclusivity.

Global retail sales of TOMMY HILFIGER products were approximately $9.3 billion in 2021 and the brand is powered by more than 16,000 associates worldwide - present in 100 countries and more than 2,000 retail stores, including its largest global flagship store at PVH acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

The Position

Reporting into the Merchandise Planning Director, the Merchandise Planning Manager is responsible for delivering a cohesive planning that is in line with the divisional strategy, driving adherence the planned KPIs with all divisional stakeholders (merchandisers, buying&planners, product developers). Additionally, the Merchandise Planning Manager is also working closely with the Merchandise Director and Divisional VP supporting with business insights and analytics for key calendar, market, and strategy meetings.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Full understanding of divisional processes and complex development calendar, monitoring performance and development of multiple seasons simultaneously
  • Responsible that calendar deadlines for Merchandise Planning are met, and related deadlines for Merch teams are followed-up on
  • Ownership of key reports/tools such as PSEM, Market Potential Tool, Rangeplan sendout, Forecast Accuracy
  • Ensuring correctness and accuracy of merch forecasts, as well as communicating updates to relevant stakeholders
  • Driving call-outs and follow-up actions with stakeholders when KPIs are not met, at relevant calendar milestones
  • Gain understanding of divisional business, wholesale market needs, own and operated retail and ecom needs
  • Building and fostering close relationships with the Merchandise Director, Divisional VP and other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Acting as a business partner to the Merchandise Director and Divisional VP in the day-to-day workload as well as providing critical thinking support in long-term strategic plans
  • Drive and encourage continuous alignment cross-divisionally in the way of working and sharing best practices: within merchandise planning, as well as other merchandising processes.
  • Responsible for creating and advising Merchandise Director and Divisional VP on the topline long-term planning that is linked to divisional strategy as well as financial planning numbers
  • Responsible for creating and monitoring seasonal sample planning that serve as targets for merch teams as well as financial budgets
  • Responsible for alignment of mid-level range plans to topline range plans
  • Delivering content and doing presentations for key calendar and/or market meetings
  • Monitoring and reporting seasonal sell-in performance versus CEF
  • Ownership of achieving seasonal orderbook freeze with relevant parties
  • Support Merchandise Director on cross-divisional reports and content
  • Active involvement as Expert and/or Lead in various merchandising and/or planning related cross-divisional projects
  • Managing workload (ad hoc requests) and developing direct reports

The ideal candidate:
  • Minimal 5 years of planning experience in fashion industry
  • Planning experience in wholesale driven industry is preferred
  • Understanding of merchandising 101
  • Methodical, numerical and analytical mindset, but commercial and business awareness is a must
  • Effective communicator, proven track record of building and fostering business relationships
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, understanding how big datasets are build
  • Proactive attitude with ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with ad hoc deadlines
  • Team player and flexibility in working hours e.g. overtime in peak periods
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal

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.

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