VP, Head of Buying - North America Omni-channel

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
18 Oct 2022
01 Jan 2023
Full Time
  • Develop and set short-term and long-term merchandise goals and metrics with Head of Retail, CK NA to achieve prescribed growth plans and company objectives
  • Directs buying to ensure adequate volume/inventory levels, integrity of quality and pricing, and to maximize all aspects of open to buy for the division.
  • Actively collaborates with Head of Retail, CK NA and Planning on financial budget plans including expense and organizational budgets.
  • Drives merchandise strategies behind business plans; works closely with planning to ensure all product opportunities are pursued and appropriately planned.
  • Collaborates with global merchandising and supply chain to ensure that we have the right assortment at the appropriate target cost.
  • Devises new and innovative business strategies for the division, driving bottom-line and top-line growth.
  • Acts as product/market expert on competition and industry trends; works closely with design team to translate knowledge into innovative, relevant business opportunities
  • Oversees assortment sku plans and final product selection for the division, ensuring costing goals are met while maximizing item impact and incorporating appropriate penetration of fashion.
  • Ensures brand consistency from design concept to in-store execution.
  • Visits stores regularly to review presentation, stock content/levels; identifies issues and solicits suggestions and comments from field team.
  • Champions seasonal product training initiatives with merchandising team and field.
  • Works closely with visual and merchandising teams to strategize major floorset initiatives and marketing campaigns.
  • Ensures the buying department is organized and staffed to meet the objectives of the division.
  • Manage career paths, development and succession plans of divisional buying team.


  • Experienced merchant leader with diversified background in product development, planning/distribution, and visual merchandising
  • 10+ years relevant buying experience, with specific knowledge and expertise in vertical retailing environments
  • Must have experience in driving a retail division in merchandising/buying
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current fashion/retail trends; ability to introduce innovative business ideas to the team
  • Prior management experience required; must have experience in successfully developing talent

Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

  • Strong communication skills and people development skills
  • Collaborative leadership style and strong cross-functional partnership abilities, particularly with design, marketing and planning
  • Must exhibit open and encouraging leadership style, a defined point of view
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate brand strategy and vision across all levels of an organization
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player
  • A high energy, roll-up-the-sleeves attitude with a positive approach to dealing with challenges
  • Balance of strategic business/analytical skills, creating merchandising and tactical execution
  • Proven track record of leading and growing a team
  • Outstanding leadership and people skills. Ability to manage up, down, and vertically
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and levels
  • High taste level - Experience working in elevated brand(s)
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and ability to quickly prioritize workload
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills



Pay Range: $245,000 - $321,000
PVH currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. These ranges are based on what PVH reasonably believes that it will pay an associate for their base salary for said position at the time of the posting. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location and other relevant skills. PVH is committed to providing a market-competitive total rewards package to eligible associates, which includes diverse and robust health and insurance benefits to meet the varied needs of our associates and an above-market 401(k) contribution to help our associates save for retirement. We also offer career growth opportunities, empowering our associates to design their future at PVH.

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH

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