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Vice President, Buying, Womens - Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
8 Mar 2023
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The VP Womens, Buying is responsible for the creation and execution of the merchandise strategies, goals, and objectives with full bottom-line responsibility as it relates to all Womens Tommy Hilfiger North America Company Stores and Ecomm.

  • Develop and set short-term and long-term merchandise goals and metrics with the EVP Merchandising to achieve prescribed growth plans and company objectives Directs buying (domestic and global) to ensure adequate volume/inventory levels, the integrity of quality and pricing, and to maximize all aspects of open-to-buy for the division in stores and online
  • Collaborates with Design & Product Development on line development and the execution of the line as it relates to final costing and timely delivery with Production Operations. Drives merchandise strategies behind business plans; works closely with planning to ensure all product opportunities are pursued and appropriately planned
  • 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
  • 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
  • Actively collaborates with VP Planning and Allocation on financial budget plans including expense and organizational budgets
  • Works closely with the field team to drive merchandise strategies in-store. This includes attending monthly conference calls and regular store visits
  • Works closely with Merchandising and Visual team to strategize major floorset initiatives and marketing campaigns
  • Ensures the merchandise department is organized and staffed to meet the objectives of the company
  • Cultivate talent & mentor direct reports- conduct timely coaching sessions to provide feedback regarding growth & development for next level position
  • Clearly communicate expectations and implications. Ensure the team has all the tools needed to deliver on their responsibilities

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Experienced merchant leader with a diversified background in product development, planning/distribution, and visual merchandising 8-10+ 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
  • Digital Merchandising experience a plus
  • Prior management experience required; must have experience in successfully developing talent
  • 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 the ability to quickly prioritize workload
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel, domestically or internationally, if needed
  • Ability to communicate a vision and then inspire and motivate others into action. Must have demonstrated track-record of successfully building and aligning teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and disseminate a clear brand strategy and product vision across categories
  • Make decisions on assortment, inventory and placement of product throughout the entire North America retail chain & Ecommerce, including the execution approach
  • Must be a strategic thinker, flexible, decisive, detail oriented and capable of identifying and adapting to changing trends and challenges. Must be able to interact and motivate a variety of people from all disciplines



Pay Range: $175,000 - $260,000
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


TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS brands, with a breadth of collections including HILFIGER COLLECTION, TOMMY HILFIGER TAILORED, TommyXGigi, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. TOMMY HILFIGER, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 15,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 100 countries and more than 1,800 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the TOMMY HILFIGER brand were US $7.4 billion in 2017.

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