Menswear Buyer (Tommy Hilfiger)

PVH

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Job title

Menswear Buyer (Tommy Hilfiger), PVH

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Buying

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

PVH Buying is responsible for the selection, range building and product strategy for the UK+ business. In a constantly changing retail environment we look to build the best assortment for each retail location, based upon: customer profile, sales targets and regional retail landscape. Working closely and collaborating with all key retail stakeholders (Buying, Retail Operations, Visual Merchandising and Store teams), ensuring strong communication and a passion for opportunity and success are the foundations for this team. Reporting into the Senior Buyer you’ll play a key role in supporting and driving the buying strategy for the channel’s commercial direction (Full Price, Outlet, Concession, and E-commerce).   

Collaborating with the Merchandiser, you’ll be responsible for building the CK/TH brands product assortment to meet our customers’ requirements and deliver a market leading range for their divisions 

Responsibilities include:

●      Own the strategy for product selection and ranging, by channel – of your departments.

●      Manage the process of taking product from strategy, planning, development and selection to stores - meeting our store and customer requirements.

●      Review of sales analysis to ensure the correct balance of history; trend and product strategy within the UK+ product range.

●      Drive the correct commercial balance of the product offer in line with business area/dept

●      Manage the critical path to achieve departmental sales target, playing a key role in the adoption and best-buy process for the UK+.

●      Play a key role in in the Buy-review and Best-buy process to achieve departmental sales and margin targets.

●      Display clear strategy and brand direction.

●      Review current sales and react appropriately to maximise every sales opportunity.

●      Deliver clear vision / strategy each season to store line.

●      Understand TH global product trends and interpret where relevant into UK+ catalogue.

●      Monitor, maintain and action a full competitor analysis, and present ideas to gain competitor advantage.

●      Work with Wholesale teams to gain wider view of UK market.

●      Implement and exploit new systems and processes to continually improve the buying-model.

●      Work with the Amsterdam division/s to exploit their capability and ensure ways of working are established in line with the business model.

●      Managing an effective Team, prioritising workload to ensure tasks are completed on time.

●      Develop junior members of the team including Assistant Buyers and Buyers Administrators.

●      Support the brand strategy and encourages others to do so.

The Ideal Candidate

●      You'll have at least 3+ years buying experience.

●       You'll have menswear experience. 

●      You'll have previous experience of formulating and delivering a detailed plan for taking products from strategy/best buy to sales floor.

●      You'll have owned the development, sign-off and delivery of a product plan.

●      You’ll be a commercially astute and confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels.

●      You’ll work well with change, being able to quickly adapt and work with pace.

●      You'll have strong analytical skills, including knowledge of retail math.

●      You'll be highly organised and demonstrate the ability to prioritise and multitask, in addition to managing and developing more junior members of team.

About Us

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues.

Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognised for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010.  We engage consumers through 360° marketing campaigns, innovative events, exciting collaborations and brand partnerships, and work with some of the biggest names from the world of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment.