Communications Manager, EMEA


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Communications Manager, EMEA, PVH


Amsterdam, Netherlands




PR, Marketing & Communications



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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About the Company

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. Calvin Klein, Inc. employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

Department and Team

The role is part of the Omni Media Marketing team which is responsible of strategizing and executing all digital paid media campaign across Europe. You will sit at the interaction between Marketing, Ecom, Media Buy, Creative Studio, CI, DMP Specialist, CRM, analytics and external partners.

 The team is based in our Amsterdam headquarter and has 3 key objectives:

  • Increase brand engagement & consideration in the markets
  • Drive traffic and conversion @ full price
  • Be a pro-active business partner with all stakeholders, internal and external

The role has a dual reporting into the Communications Director, EMEA based in Amsterdam and the VP Brand Advocacy & Social Media Marketing at the Global Headquarters in NY.

The Position

The Communications Manager is part of the EMEA+ communications team and reports into the Communications Director, EMEA,+. The manager will help develop and implement integrated communications plans and programs for Europe and the Middle East, with the goal of increasing brand awareness, preference and sales. The shared mission is to turn Calvin Klein from a famous brand to a favorite brand.

Based in Amsterdam (European Headquarters), this position will report into the Communications Director, EMEA+ and will sit at the intersection of European Headquarters, the individual markets and agency network and Global Headquarters in NY.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support the Team in developing tailored integrated communications plans incl. press, influence, and advocacy for all EMEA markets, in close partnership with markets and/or agency network, where applicable
  • Point person for pre-determined EMEA markets and agencies and provide excellent on-going service to all markets for all communication aspects
  • Proactively suggest new ways to gain visibility and credibility within the competitive set, in line with budgets and strategies
  • Responsible for seasonal planning and media mailings in collaboration with the Communications Director
  • Manage Calvin Klein product line presentations in on-brand, original, modern and engaging ways
  • Pitch stories and products to relevant media, influencers/advocates/talent (particularly for markets which the Manager will be directly in charge of)
  • On-going monitoring and analysis of markets’ coverage (on and offline) vs defined goals and KPIs
  • Disseminate directives and assets received from Global Headquarters to markets and agency network ensuring they receive all necessary tools and guidance in a timely manner
  • One-to-one appointments with press and influencers/talent to maximize brand visibility
  • Compile and send weekly coverage to head office in NY
  • Responsible for media alerts


  • Works collaboratively with Communications Team and cross-functional departments
  • Manage the EMEA Communications agencies for territories which he/she is directly in charge of

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ability to thrive in a very matrixed and multi-layered environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver in a very fast-paced goal-oriented environment.
  • A detail-oriented, ROI and data-driven (desire to see efforts link to conversion/sales), and creative eye, combined with the ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Creative thinker who puts the brand and the consumer first
  • Excellent understanding of digital tools and key performance indicators (Earned Media Value, engagement rate, etc.)
  • A strong can-do & entrepreneurial mentality; ability to deliver projects throughout the full project management life-cycle
  • Can travel frequently within Europe and US (NY) for events and meetings (50%)
  • An established network in Europe with key agencies and press/influencers

You Bring:

  • A completed University or similar degree in marketing/economics, engineering, statistics/mathematics, computer science or related fields
  • 3-5 years successful track record in integrated communications for Fashion, Luxury or FMCG brands. Agency experience a plus (Global or Regional experience preferred)
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal); additional languages a plus

We Offer:

  • Trainings and courses for self-development
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • A newly built campus with gyms, cafes, amazing lunches, and plenty of company events

We would love to know why this is the role for you, so please include a motivational letter with your application.

About Us

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies.

We are approximately 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $8.2 billion in 2016 annual revenues. We own and market the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, Arrow, Speedo*, Warner's, and Olga brands and, in addition, market a variety of goods under our own and licensed brands.

We value an inclusive workplace that drives growth, success, performance and creativity. We are looking for talented people who embrace these values and will help us to expand our position as a global leader in the apparel industry.

Corporate Responsibility is central to how we conduct business and applies across all stages of our operations and supply chain. As an industry leader, we recognize the great responsibility and opportunity to make positive impacts – from source to store – by empowering the people we work with, preserving the environment and supporting our communities.

We Are PVH.