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

Recruiter
PVH
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
27 Sep 2022
Closes
15 Nov 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!

The Junior Merchandiser plays a key role in supporting the Merchandising team to maximise commercial opportunities for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands. The Junior Merchandiser will be responsible for their own divisions within one of our brands.

Reporting into the Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser they will be expected to drive sales and profit through effective inventory management and in season trading for their divisions, whilst supporting the wider team strategy.

Responsibilities include:

Best In Class Merchandising:
  • Take full ownership of the in-season trading of your management area and own and develop the trading strategy ensuring the brands DNA and customer are in mind
  • Take full ownership of all store in-season trading management
  • Propose and sign off store planning yearly budget targets, ensuring they are in line with overall company vision
  • Space planning and capacity management, own initial density targets and review in-season to optimize space and maximize profit densities
  • Pre-season and in-season WSSI management regarding, sales, profit, stocks, markdown (MD), and Open to Buy (OTB) and commitment levels. Presenting WSSI to Merchandising Director in monthly sign off
  • Create, develop and sign off in-season and end-season terminal stock management and sale strategy
  • Ensure all stores have the optimum level of stocks for any sale, promotional or event activities
  • Contribute to and manage the trading calendar
  • Present to Senior Leadership team in trade and strategy meetings
  • Responsible for stock and option management for new store openings, refits and store closures
  • Pro-actively drive trading decisions on weekly, monthly and seasonally basis with focus on optimising margin
  • Undertake store 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
  • Partner with Junior Planner and Junior Buyer to ensure there is a clear end to end strategy
  • Influence planning and buying decisions by sharing in-season trading analysis, ensuring grading, product mixes and size curves are correct for your management area
  • Develop strong relationships across Buying and Merchandising, Operations, Supply, Stores and Amsterdam teams
  • Build strong commercial relationships with any external partnerships
  • Ensure smooth planning and trading of any special buys or campaigns
  • Work closely with Profit Protection team to have a positive impact on margin erosion
  • Work closely with Retail Operations team to help drive Omni-channel best practice
  • Work with the Amsterdam divisions to exploit their capability and ensure ways of working are established in line with the business model.


High Performing Team
  • Manage, train and guide the Assistant Merchandiser and Merchandise Admin Assistant effectively deliver all best in class merchandising practices
  • Ensure best practice is maintained at all times
  • Manage allocation, replenishment, transfers and Never Out of Stock (NOS) management plans
  • Coach, develop and nurture future talent by always upholding the best in class merchandising values
  • Oversee and train the Assistant Merchandiser on forecasting, WSSI and terminal stock management


Systems & AI
  • 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're working at Junior Merchandiser level or have extensive experience at Assistant level and be ready for a step up
  • You have excellent planning and analytical skills
  • You Collaborate to Win and Learn Together with your stakeholders enabling you to build trustful relationships
  • 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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