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Sr. Manager Product Development & Sourcing - Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
16 May 2024

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POSITION TITLE: Sr. Manager Product Development/Sourcing




The Sr. Sourcing Manager is responsible for category management and supporting business strategies in conjunction with the supply chain initiatives. This includes leading functions related to sourcing, product development, pre-production/production, and meeting organizational KPI's.



  • Clear understanding of divisional goals (quantitative & qualitative) and seasonal strategies.

  • Understanding competition and macro-economic landscape; keep abreast of industry trends, trade regulation etc.

  • Manage total cost of goods/IMU for their business unit.

  • Collaborate and drive process innovation & improvements.

  • Drive calendar discipline (adherence & mitigation where needed).

  • Lead meetings with cross functional/global partners to ensure alignment on business process, special projects, KPIs, etc.

  • Manage & develop direct reports.

  • Develop and manage point to point vendor relationships.

Product Development/ Sourcing/ Manufacturing

  • Engage at all stages of development to ensure vendor strategy supports product & business needs.

  • Lead discussions with Design & Merchants regarding cost challenges and provide cost estimates/engineering opportunities to ensure targets are met.

  • Spearhead product allocation based on vendor strategy, cost targets & supplier capability with the goal of executing best in class product at a fair/competitive price.

  • Own status of prototypes & salesman samples as well as identification of mitigation opportunities for any delays.

  • Serve as the business-facing PD/Sourcing lead in brand meetings/porotype & sms reviews/ adoption & line finalization meetings.

  • Lead efforts around product innovation/new ways of working.

  • Drive interaction with raw materials, technical design, and operations; providing manufacturing & supply chain expertise to address any development/production concerns to ensure best in class product execution and on-time delivery.

  • Interface with cross functional teams on any product, quality, or delivery issues, and offers possible options to resolve.

  • Work in conjunction with planning lead on seasonal capacity planning/actualizing forecast accuracy, utilization of any material balances, and fulfillment of capacity gaps.

  • VMS system management to ensure on-time delivery & mitigate where possible.


  • Create cost-guidance tools for Raw Material & Design teams to reference when building product into designated cost buckets.

  • Maximize gross margin opportunities through leverage, product re-engineering, and product versioning (where applicable).

  • Analyze/challenge costs prior to presentation to merchants (must be fact based and in line with the macro trends).

  • Establishes/maintains cost folio within approved vendor matrix.


  • Must be analytical; understand global supply chain and how its inputs tie to business financials, KPI's & metrics.

  • Good judgment & decision making skills (with an ability to get to root cause analysis and corrective action planning).

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (to include good listening & negotiation skills, must have the ability to present at leadership level)

  • Must be detail oriented, extremely resourceful, have excellent follow up skills; using all appropriate contacts to gather information & drive solutions.

  • Must be flexible and have the ability to function in a fast paced environment, with competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team; transcending different cultures, geographies & time zones.

  • Ability to develop efficient processes, review & refine; always striving for continuous improvement.

  • Microsoft office is a must, PLM is a plus.


  • Integrity

  • Results Oriented/Solution Driven

  • Customer focused

  • Develop self & others

  • Innovative/Creative thinker

  • Flexible & adaptable

  • Comfortable with ambiguity & constructive tension



Experience: Minimum of 10 -15 years experience in the Product Development, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain related space.

Education: Bachelor's Degree is required.



Pay Range: $120,000 - $140,000
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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