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Merchandise Planning Manager, Global Merchandise Planning - Calvin Klein Apparel-2

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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The Merchandise Planning Manager will be key partner to Global Merchandising and Global regions/ Regional channels to understand and address product opportunities and challenges. They will be responsible for creating and presenting targets and initiatives to continue to strategically drive the growth of the business. They will develop Global seasonal product plans, analyze sku productivity, perform in-season and post-season hindsight reporting across Regional channels by collaborating effectively with cross-functional partners.


Product Strategy:
  • Own Global regions' pre-season buy projections for key classifications, programs, Heros/Essentials, product segmentation for all KPIs at Go-to-Consumer milestones
  • Develop top-down and bottom-up financial targets and provide planning guidance for all projections and buys to ensure proper penetration by product category and mix
  • Engage Global regions/Regional channels' Buying/Planning/Sales teams to develop strategies, identify opportunities, and address regional needs and voids in assortment and buys
  • Compile and analyze quarterly, seasonal, annual actualized shipments, style/sku counts, and margins for Regional channels. Monitor actuals against projections to understand business results and share insights on variances.
  • Identify product and delivery flow wins/risks and cross-channel opportunities to drive assortment strategies
  • Analyze and identify opportunities to improve sku efficiency by monitoring pre-season development and adoption rates and in-season sales productivity to eliminate unproductive skus and drive selling productivity
  • Ensure style/sku planning attributes are consistent with evolving product line architecture

Business Analysis:
  • Analyze selling performance across Global regions and Regional channels
    • In-Season/Post-season business opportunity
      • WTD/MTD selling analysis and share out
      • QTD/STD selling hindsights
    • Top line sales and sales trends
    • Best and worst sellers; color selling
    • Assortment updates and learnings
  • Provide both qualitative and quantitative analysis at quarterly and seasonal hindsights and investment reviews, drawing insights to affect future product line architecture
  • Perform margin and cost analysis to ensure margin targets are achieved, and highlight risks and variances
  • Drive weekly business discussions with Global Merchandising and Regional channels to analyze the business, digging deeper into selling trends
  • Develop and evolve standardized reports and processes to drive efficiencies and advance the team's productivity
  • Solicit and perform ad-hoc analysis as needed
  • Manage, train, and develop Merchandise Planner


Experience: 5-7+ years of experience in a retail or wholesale environment, including time as a Planner, Buyer, or as Retail business analyst

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising or other related field

  • Demonstrated retail math and business acumen, including elements of markup, margin planning, selling and inventory productivity measures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills including presenting complex material in an organized and compelling manner
  • Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and can recommend strategies by building business case and influence senior leaders to move to execution
  • High level of conceptual creative ability. Strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments and partnering with divisional leaders to lead investment strategies that drive business
  • Strong time management skills, attention to detail, problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills - communication between functional groups is critical
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of ACS, SAP, 7th On-Line, MicroStrategy/Lighthouse/Power BI, Miro/Visulon preferred


Pay Range: $125,000 - $145,000
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


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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