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NOS Demand Planner Underwear - Calvin Klein

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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29 Nov 2022

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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+.

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 Demand Planning team sits under the Buying and Planning pillar within he Calvin Klein Europe organization. The NOS demand planner manages the demand planning process of the Never out of Stock (NOS) Assorment across the Calvin Klein brands.

The Planning team is made up of +20 highly motivated and skilled professionals from various cultural backgrounds and nationalities and sits within the wider Ck world of 100+ associates. Working in a closeknit direct team, while alongside the wider division made up of cross-functional teams in areas such as Design, Merchandising, Sales and Business Operations, makes for an exciting, diverse and inspiring environment to be a part of.

As the long-established Underwear category continues to drive the business and volumes, Swimwear, Performancewear and CK AFA are emerging as strong additions with massive potential, bringing much opportunity for growth and making for an exciting time to be a part of the team.

The Position
The team is responsible for driving the EMEA monthly demand forecast in close collaboration with key Regional Demand Planning and Sales teams, internal Markets and Product Merchandising teams, as well as insights gathered through market knowledge and quantitative analysis. Demand plans translate into Supply Plans and strategy plans for the bussiness.

A Demand Planner will be key on supporting the demand planning functions in a considerably fresh new team.

Responsible for driving the EMEA monthly demand forecast for NOS (Never out of Stock) business in Women Underwear. Collaborate with sales managers in Europe, sales and merchandising team as input for the demand plan. Provide required NOS analysis and performance analysis to key stakeholders.

An ideal candidate possesses a deep experience in Data Analysis, Applied Statistics and Supply Chain planning functions. This team member provides context and perspectives for data-driven decision making & drives NOS growth.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop demand plans for a 12 months of horizon based on statistical forecasts, trend analysis, and market insides on a monthly basis
  • Monthly create and present the forecast adjustments/summary in sign-off meetings with Production Planning team
  • Liaise with markets during Monthly Demand Meetings and conduct analysis on NOS sales in order to obtain in-depth understanding of NOS performance and expected demand, facilitating more accurate demand planning
  • Collaborate with Product Merchandising with regard to NOS collection to ensure data-driven decision-making
  • Actively manage the NOS new product introduction process, by gathering forecasts from markets, calculating optimal launch quantities, determining / adjusting sell-through rate or products at multiple stages (e.g. before, during, after launch) and developing demand plan
  • Involved in projects aimed at efficiency & continuos improvement
  • Provide reporting on NOS performance to stakeholders on monthly basis and during quarterly meetings (e.g. Quarterly Basic Review report, sales overviews and forecasts, offer composition, ABC overview).
  • Give support on a new planning implementation tool.
  • Data quality checks in the systems.
  • Work cross-functionally to accurately reflect recent trends and achieve continuous improvement in demand forecast accuracy and other demand planning measures.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Educated to bachelor/master level; Education background: supply chain, business analytics, economics, or any related quantitative field.
  • 1-2 years of experience in Demand Planning or related field
  • Strong analytical and solving skills
  • Ambitious, Passionate & Personable
  • Skills in gathering, interpreting and manipulating data
  • Understanding of forecast error metrics
  • Strong team player
  • Proficiency with MS office with advance skills in Excel (Pivot Tables, Power Query, Power Pivot)
  • Experience with SAP and Advanced planning systems is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Detail Oriented and ability to work with large amounts of data.
  • Have the ambition to "walk that extra mile", and open for intellectual challenges.

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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