VP Technology, Ecommerce & Marketing

Amsterdam, Netherlands
18 Oct 2022
31 Dec 2022
Full Time
About the Company

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good.

Our main brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

About Tommy Hilfiger

Since first launching 1985, TOMMY HILFIGER has become globally renowned as the pioneer of classic American cool style, fusing iconic pop culture and Americana heritage with a global spirit. Driven by Hilfiger's determined optimism, and under his guidance, vision and leadership as Principal Designer, TOMMY HILFIGER has grown into one of the world's most recognized lifestyle brands that shares its inclusive, irreverent and youthful spirit with consumers worldwide. Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010.

About Calvin Klein

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. Calvin Klein, Inc. employs over 10,000 associates globally. Calvin Klein was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

The Department and Teams

PVH Europe is on a mission to redefine the fashion industry by driving full digitization along the company's entire value chain, from product design to the end-consumer.

The Technology department aims to become a driving force in the organization for technology strategies & tools that enable the company's growth and create ever-increasing value for the end-user, be it the PVH organization, the employees, our customers or consumers.

Our Ecommerce & Marketing strategy aims to create a seamless consumer experience across all consumer channels, thereby connecting online and offline channels . The success of the product teams is based on the effort and collaboration with many other teams across the organization which are all part of the company's omnichannel journey. The product teams develop, implement and orchestrate the initiatives in an agile way from a business perspective until complete operational implementation as well as guide the cross-functional teams. In light of this direction we are looking for a seasoned Technology leader to head up the Ecommerce and MarTech product teams.

The Position

This role requires a seasoned technology delivery leader who solves complex business problems by leveraging technology. Leader of cross-functional teams implementing eCommerce technologies, digital commerce or direct to consumer platforms. Must have a deep understanding of modern software engineering employing enterprise agile product engineering principles, DevOp models and Agile/Scrum development methods for success.

The VP, Ecommerce & MarTech will lead a regional engineering team as well as drive strategic vendor partnerships to deliver digital commerce technology and direct to consumer solutions for PVH Europe. Will establish strong partnerships with other functions including product management, business process, Global Functions and other regional Technology functions to deliver business value through technology.

This role requires a results driven leader, passionate about applying product leadership, building empowered organization and technology to transform the Fashion industry that welcomes all. Will have proven experience in driving transformational change, global scale and positioning the company to incorporate emerging technologies in the space of digital commerce, marketing and content technologies. The role requires a strong ability to build a network and influence senior, cross-functional leaders to resolve issues that may arise to deliver a consistently high service to our technology teams. Will also have a strong understanding of the latest trends and how to incorporate relevant emerging technologies while maintaining daily operations. Will empower team members to make recommendations and provide input in a highly collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Be a visionary and strategic technology partner to the PVH European Leadership and bring the Ecommerce & Marketing Technology priorities and embed it into our Technology strategy.
  • Act as trusted advisor and establish great rapport with other Technology teams, product managers, business partners and cross-functional (Global) stakeholders to maintain high levels of visibility, efficiency, and collaboration.

  • Lead, Inspire and influence to successfully empower the engineering teams to enable them to execute the OMNI Portfolio for the region, including initiatives that support growth of existing line of initiatives and expansion. This includes to ensure teams have appropriate direction, leadership and balance between short-term impact and long term vision

  • Understand eCommerce & Marketing strategies of PVH brands, and partner with product management leads to define eCommerce / digital commerce technology roadmap(s) and set Technology direction regarding the strategic position of their area(s), including ensuring the required expertise in-house or external, to support it.

  • Work closely with other groups to coordinate strategies, priorities and inter-dependent initiatives; coordination with the other Application Development groups, Architecture teams, Infrastructure groups (eg., Ops, Network, Tech), Information Security/Audit areas, and business units regionaly and globally.

  • Together with your Product Lead communicate with senior and executive stakeholders across PVH on key technology valuedrops - including business benefits, status, progress, and risks/dependencies.

  • Understand the potential use of new technologies in their area as driven by PVH initiatives, vendor capabilities or industry best practices & trends, and informing peers as necessary.

  • Serve as owner for the respective technology stacks and ensure appropriate technology is implemented in alignment with business needs.

  • Supports the development of a clear strategy for Inclusion & Diversity internally and externally towards our associates, partners and supplier base, including policies and processes that drive the implementation of this strategy in collaboration with stakeholders across the organization and HR in particular

  • Work closely with the European Management Team to identify, analyze and seize appropriate new brand and market opportunities and revenue enhancement opportunities through (leveraging) innovation and sustainable product development and re-development

  • Create a high performing Technology Function of direct and indirect reporting relationships. Ensures that these multi-disciplinary scrum teams works effectively with stakeholders across the organization to enable the development and implementation of your strategies. Coaching them on best-in-class development practices as well as a collaborative, learning mindset

  • Shape the organizational culture by promoting our values that result in an environment of inclusion, diversity and Technology-driven.

You Bring:

  • EXPERIENCE: At least 12+ years of working experience in an international business environment with progressive experience in the space of eCommerce and MarTech concepts. 2+ years in the Fashion and Retail industry is preferred

  • VISION/LEADERSHIP: Establishes vision and direction for regional support functions in alignment with Corporate standards and strategy. Able to see the big picture and has broad knowledge and perspective. Must be able to communicate effectively through several layers of management and functions. Excellent business acumen and strategic lens

  • ENTERPRISE GROWTH MINDSET: Adopts a mindset of working at the organizational level and cutting across siloes. Builds good working relationships; collaborates toward deadlines and deliverables. Able to communicate effectively across the team and organization; effectively works with teams in multiple locations. Is good at establishing clear directions and communicates clearly; provides people with information needed to make accurate decisions. Leads by example, exhibits PVH values and upholds an inclusive culture.

  • DECISION-MAKING: Makes data-driven decisions, based on prior experience and sound judgment; knowledgeable in current and future policies, practices, trends and information related to business operations and supporting disciplines. Ability to analyze and digest multiple variables while making timely decisions in the face of ambiguity.

  • CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: Looks to broadest possible view of an issue or challenge; uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective tactics. Comes up with new ideas and approaches and looks beyond the obvious when developing solutions.

  • TECHNICAL ACUMEN: Knowledge and ability to apply, emerging trends and developments in PaaS, SaaS, Cloud-native solutions, AI/ML, API/micro services and other digital technologies that enables a Ecommerce & Marketing Strategy.
    • Experience with one or more major:
      • Cloud providers (AWS, Google, Azure)
      • MarTech / AdTech / CRM platforms (Salesforce, Google, Adobe, CDP platforms etc.) as well as other digital / direct consumer solutions.
      • Experience with major ECM, CMS, DAM, MAM and other digital content solutions (e.g., Nuxeo, Adobe, CoreMedia, CloudFront, Akamai, etc.)
      • Experience with one of the major eCommerce platforms (Salesforce, Websphere etc.) as well as other digital / direct consumer solutions.
      • Expertise in designing and building applications for scalability and redundancy and with global considerations and scalability in mind
      • Experience in system design as well as providing guidance on all aspects of the Agile SDLC, product lifecycle management and other modern concepts of software development methodologies

  • COMFORT WITH AMBIGUITY: Constantly changing environment requiring multitasking - ability to lead and communicate at all levels to achieve changing objectives. Travel to multiple European locations as necessary and the flexibility to work across locations including flexibility to participate in meetings and electronic communication effectively.

Main partners
  • European Management Team
  • Ecommerce and Marketing Hub
  • OMNI Hub
  • Global Technology Organisation
  • Human Resources function
  • European markets
  • External Technology partners

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.