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Merchandise Manager, Calvin Klein Menswear

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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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+.

Lead Yourself. Lead Together. Lead the Way. The PVH Leadership Behaviors are the actions that unlock the potential of each of us. It is the way we show up as one team to shape our culture and deliver business performance and growth. Whether you lead a team, a project or contribute your own expertise, everyone is a leader at PVH.

The Merchandise Manager will support all aspects of the CK divisional GTM process with focus on the full lifestyle collection.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance - provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Team
The Merchandising team is responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product GTM (Go to Market) strategy that meets the region specific consumer requirements, delivers on the KPI targets, upholds the CK iconic brand image and realizes the global brand direction.

The team is the key contact to support all sales teams with presenting the collection and ensuring effective and consistent communication between the division, regional sales and retail channels.

The Position
The Merchandise Manager will support all aspects of the CK divisional GTM process with focus on the full lifestyle collection.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop range plans per product group, at the right price positioning, based on historical data, trend analysis and market research in alignment with top-down range plans as established per Strategy Framework.

• Collaborate with Design and Product Development on building commercially strong collections in alignment with range plans, by providing guidance during the collection-building process (e.g. in Range Plan, Sketch and Proto reviews), and presenting the collection at key meetings (e.g. MCR, GAM and TTT) and ensuring that KPIs are met.

• Collaborate closely with the sales teams to ensure that the division supports all market needs and has strong collaboration with all countries in achieving sales targets and growth.

• Able to influence & collaborate across multiple functions and disciplines including but not limited to Sales, Design, Product Development, Technical Development, Buying, Marketing and Operations teams to maintain range plan, pricing, margin and collection structure.

• Review and perform different angles of sell-in/sell-out analysis and reporting needed for planning and evaluation of respective lifestyle and/or category to support (management) decision-making

• During key meetings (e.g. MCR, GAM, TTT), ensuring product availability, providing pricing- and in-depth product knowledge when needed. Present and explain the collection to the markets and additional customers, and assist in key account meetings to obtain feedback and maintain close relationships with Markets

• Take ownership and accountability for all collection data and related systems. Responsible for sample allocation across showrooms and accuracy and availability of information in Digital Showroom

• Follow key country and CK market trends, analyze consumer behavior needs

• Collaborate closely and ensure alignment through continuous meetings with relevant key stakeholders in the departments to ensure operational excellence via e.g. forecasting, buying, and sample delivery for each category (e.g. Divisional Operations, Buying & Planning, NOS). Ensure forecast accuracy and update at given milestones.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Graduated at degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in a wholesale driven environment with a focus on menswear product management / merchandise role within an globally operating apparel brand
  • Fluent English both written and verbal; other languages are a plus
  • Excellent analytic and planning skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Market trends and fashion awareness as well as a strong commercial understanding
  • Able to frequently travel
  • Excellent communication, sales and negotiation skills, strong influencing abilities
  • Previous experience of managing a team, coaching and developing preferred
  • Team player
  • Able to work in a hectic, fast-paced environment with strict deadlines

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 & Wellbeing: People's Place gym, sports clubs, nutritional coaching, meditation studio, headspace subscription, rooftop yoga and mental health days
  • Social events: Thursday socials, game nights, 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.


For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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020 589 9888
1013 AP
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