Sr Merchandise Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 Sep 2022
06 Nov 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is the growth platform for Calvin Klein and TOMMY 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.

The Department & Team

The European Retail brick & mortar team oversees the supply chain for the European stores (Full Price, Outlet, Concession, Franchise) for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. The team drives merchandise planning strategies, builds ranges and collections, buys and produces collections for outlet and special capsules for full price, manages the orderbooks and logistics, in-season management and drives strategies to evolve an omni-channel consumer journey. The team environment is dynamic, open and respectful.

The planning team takes care of the pre-season planning and in-season management and works closely together with the merchandising and operations teams.

The Position

We are currently looking for a Senior Merchandise Planner to support our CK Full Price & Concession business. This position reports into the Senior Merchandise Planning Manager and is responsible for owning the merchandise planning and in season management of our European CK Full Price & Concession stores. This role partners closely with the Market teams as well as the broader full price central team (merchandisers, operations) to drive the financial and merchandise strategy for the brand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating seasonal range plans and aligning with retail merchandisers to incorporate consumer insights, market trends and commercial opportunities.
  • Own the seasonal buy process from assortment build up to order entry and assist and train Markets in appropriately using the relevant buying tools. Consolidation and of all orders for each Market.
  • Perform systematic alignment checks on actuals versus plan (i.e. order vs budget).
  • Lead planning meetings and support by providing analysis and reporting related to planning activities. Drive the overall Full Price/Concession CK strategy with the Markets and share valuable insights into how they can maximize their business and stock levels.
  • Provide analytical support to cross-functional partners prior and during seasons. Own multiple key Markets and product divisions for in-season management.
  • Maintain monthly divisional sales and inventory forecast for areas managed. Compare against tops down brand budget and be able to speak to differences.
  • Partner with markets on allocation and markdown strategies.
  • Responsible to provide accurate NOS demand forecasts to central PVH teams.
  • Help to train and develop new and less experienced associates on best practices, detailed systems/tools management, and overall Full Price strategy and Market structure.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 4-7 years relevant experience in retail merchandise planning and allocation, with a strong understanding of area of specialization.
  • A completed University Bachelor's degree (business or finance, preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, business fluent in English language (written & verbal)
  • System skills (Planning/Merchandising Systems, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical and retail math skills
  • Proficiency in data management
  • Highly commercial and analytical skills
  • Structured and reliable work ethic
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Cross-cultural skills and flexible approach
  • Ability to prioritize a demanding, workload and time manage effectively

What You Can Expect from Us

  • Work Smart Program: hybrid work, flex hours, work from anywhere 4 weeks a year, home office allowance and meeting free Fridays
  • 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 programs to leverage your professional 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 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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