Merchandise Director Apac

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job title

Merchandise Director Apac, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Tommy Hilfiger is a fashion-forward lifestyle collection, which has a focus on premium apparel for men and women. The designs are inspired by American Classics, finished with a modern edge and fresh spirit.

Position Description

  • Collaborate with Senior Director Merchandising & Planning on translating long term business objectives into an International Markets Merchandising Strategy, aligned with the overall Brand/Divisional Strategy
  • Gain understanding of International Market trends and performance by actively collecting and combining information from International Markets
  • Based on historical data and inputs from the International Markets, break down KPI targets received from Brand Merchandising by number of styles and options per Product Group
  • Oversee Range Planning as conducted by International Merchandiser and ensure alignment with Merchandising Strategy
  • Partner with key stakeholders to build commercially strong collections and ensure margin targets are achieved whilst keeping competitive price points
  • Drive key milestone meetings (e.g. Train The Trainer – Int’l Markets) and present / discuss the collection, review Product Group mixes & offers within drops and provide product feedback to cover market needs
  • Oversee Digital Asset Management and present and explain the collection to (key) International Markets to create market-wide understanding of the collection on product level
  • Provide ongoing support to International Markets during the season, participating in key account selling appointments and visiting the countries to obtain their feedback about the collection
  • Responsible for managing, training and developing mid-level to junior staff
  • Participate in cross divisional project related to strategic impact and provide inputs for key presentations (e.g. Speed360, PSEM presentation)

The Ideal Candidate

  • 10 – 15 years of Merchandising experience; specifically, in an International Markets role
  • Extensive Experience with both the Latin America and Asia-Pacific geographies, with a preferred focus on China, Japan, and Korea 
  • Understanding of each International Market’s region, cultural and consumer differences and the requirements to deliver against financial results and customer-centric KPIs.
  • As effective communicator who possesses a deep understanding of consumer preferences across key markets, emphasizes accountability in decisions, promotes continuous improvement and motivation via strong leadership, possesses high energy/urgency, and creative problem solving. 
  • Visionary
  • Strategic thinking, supporting of Tommy Hilfiger MSW long-term business goals
  • Commercial awareness and product knowledge
  • Analytical mindset
  • Knowledge and skills in System (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong networker; the ability to form effective working relationships with all key cross-functional departments (Merchandising, Design, Production, and Int’l Markets)
  • Team management skills
  • Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

About Us

We are a global premium lifestyle brand with a true American spirit. We’re classic American cool – timeless, preppy Americana with an unexpected twist. Since we began in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger Group has become a US$4.6 billion apparel and retail company. We are committed to delivering high quality, beautifully designed products for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, sportswear, denim, tailored, accessories and a range of licensed products such as fragrances and home furnishings. We distribute these to over 90 countries and 1,000 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Central and South America and Asia Pacific.

In 2010, Tommy Hilfiger joined the PVH Corp. group, one of the world’s largest apparel companies. Together, as a global, action-oriented company characterized by commitment and achievement, we strive to attract people who will help take our brands and business to new levels.