Senior Manager, Communications

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job title

Senior Manager, Communications, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

New York, United States

Level

Senior Manager

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The Senior Manager, Communications is responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of communications strategies, programs and activities for the North America and Latin America regions. This includes corporate and executive communications, Corporate Responsibility and crisis communications. Central to this role are strong writing and presentation skills and the ability to facilitate clear, concise, timely communication between the respective teams in Amsterdam and New York.  

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management, including building and maintaining strategy proposals, project summaries, timelines, budgets and team management.
  • Draft overviews and develop talking points for key corporate programs and executive initiatives including interviews and speaking engagements; Develop briefs to Copywriter (Amsterdam) for written materials, including Q&As, press releases, speeches, interview talking points, and other corporate messaging
  • Draft and deploy internal communications memos for Americas
  • Pitch corporate communications stories and develop journalist relationships for outlets in The Americas
  • Oversee in partnership with Corporate Communications Coordinator, daily monitoring and clipping of all brand mentions in the press including news-related items, editorial features, photos and videos
  • Lead coordination and execution of corporate and brand photo/video shoots on a regular basis, managing post shoot production until final product completed
  • Manage global asset drives in New York and Amsterdam in cooperation with the Manager, Global Corporate Communications (in Amsterdam)
  • Coordinate with Manager, Global Communications (Amsterdam) on event recaps for all brand initiatives including fashion shows, business announcements, and brand events to update executives internally
  • Execute crisis communication strategy, monitoring press for crisis-related news and proactively communicating with executive team to provide a comprehensive analysis of coverage in coordination with Manager, Global Corporate Communications (Amsterdam)
  • Communications liaison between Global Communications team in Amsterdam and the Marketing and Communications team in New York on day-to-day tasks, and seasonal/annual initiatives, and one-off special projects
  • NYC liaison to the PVH Corp. internal Communications team

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing or Communications
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in fashion or in relevant functions       
  • Strengths in analyzing, synthesizing and summarizing high volumes of information, creating executive summaries and relaying resulting decisions and/or changes across multiple platforms
  • Strong networking capabilities to develop working relationships across the organizations that are needed to complete key tasks and projects Collaborative; able to liaise closely across different levels of the organization
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Pro-active and hands-on
  • Open minded and resourceful
  • Strong aesthetic eye and taste level; strict attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Responsive and service minded
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; Excel, PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally; valid passport required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with adherence to deadlines and budgets
  • Creative thinker who effectively collaborates with respective teams in Amsterdam and New York
  • Must be able to find the best solutions and develop methods to improve efficiency
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing trends of business and projects
  • Flexibility required to respond to changing needs of the business with adherence to deadlines

Language skills

  1. English, Native or bilingual proficiency

About Us

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.  Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process.  Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 17,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.7 billion in 2014.

With a heritage going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in 2014 revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.