Senior Merchandise Manager Calvin Klein Swimwear

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Job title

Senior Merchandise Manager Calvin Klein Swimwear, Calvin Klein

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

Calvin Klein Underwear, the only global designer underwear brand, is a highly successful division at PVH Europe with huge opportunity for further growth.  A market leader already in most territories, the strategy going forward is to both maintain and gain further leadership positioning, with focus on developing further the lifestyle element. The Swimwear Centre of Excellence was established some seasons ago and turned into an important fast growing part of the CKU department.

This category team structure consists of the following teams:

  • Merchandising – Responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product merchandising strategy that meets the territory specific product requirements and delivers on the margin targets
  • Planning – Drivers of the monthly demand forecasting for the replenishment business and managing the fashion projections for wholesale with responsibility for the placing and tracking of the buys for the entire full price businesses
  • Brand Operations and Control – Act as the interface between the division, Central Operations and Finance to ensure that all divisional and financial targets are achieved
  • Sales – Key contact to support all country sales teams with presenting the collection, support key account meetings and ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This is a management role responsible for the creation and implementation of a regional product collection in the swimwear and lifestyle categories across men’s and women’s. The position reports directly into the Merchandising Director and is the key product creation representative for the region for all full price channels. The role encompasses the creation of seasonal product merchandising plans which include both replenishment and seasonal product. A strong knowledge of the product requirements for each European market and making sure that these requirements translate into product is key. Since this position is a crucial connecting function between the different departments in the development and merchandising process, the candidate must possess very strong creative and analytical skills. He or she will also have great communication, negotiation and influencing skills, not only in order to deliver an on-target collection that will drive sales, but also to ensure synergies between CK Underwear/Swimwear, TH swimwear and other divisions are being maximized.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the product creation specialist for the European region and the point of contact for all channels and departments
  • Create seasonal strategy and merchandising plans with support of Merchandising Director and follow execution to assure overall growth and margin targets are met
  • Drive cross-departmental execution between Design, Merchandising, Sourcing, Planning, Sales and Marketing/PR/Visual Merchandising
  • Work closely with Marketing/PR/Visual Merchandising departments on a seasonal marketing plan which will raise brand awareness and drive sales
  • Present product strategy to the relevant markets and ensure launches are correctly supported
  • Own seasonal projections and pricing for fashion and new launches
  • Partner with Planning/Forecasting on all pre-market buying commitments and projections
  • Conduct research related to product, competitors, market and consumer trends
  • Provide mentorship, and guidance to the Merchandiser
  • Reports directly into Merchandising Director

The Ideal Candidate

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This is a management role responsible for the creation and implementation of a regional product collection in the swimwear and lifestyle categories across men’s and women’s. The position reports directly into the Merchandising Director and is the key product creation representative for the region for all full price channels. The role encompasses the creation of seasonal product merchandising plans which include both replenishment and seasonal product. A strong knowledge of the product requirements for each European market and making sure that these requirements translate into product is key. Since this position is a crucial connecting function between the different departments in the development and merchandising process, the candidate must possess very strong creative and analytical skills. He or she will also have great communication, negotiation and influencing skills, not only in order to deliver an on-target collection that will drive sales, but also to ensure synergies between CK Underwear/Swimwear, TH swimwear and other divisions are being maximized.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the product creation specialist for the European region and the point of contact for all channels and departments
  • Create seasonal strategy and merchandising plans with support of Merchandising Director and follow execution to assure overall growth and margin targets are met
  • Drive cross-departmental execution between Design, Merchandising, Sourcing, Planning, Sales and Marketing/PR/Visual Merchandising
  • Work closely with Marketing/PR/Visual Merchandising departments on a seasonal marketing plan which will raise brand awareness and drive sales
  • Present product strategy to the relevant markets and ensure launches are correctly supported
  • Own seasonal projections and pricing for fashion and new launches
  • Partner with Planning/Forecasting on all pre-market buying commitments and projections
  • Conduct research related to product, competitors, market and consumer trends
  • Provide mentorship, and guidance to the Merchandiser
  • Reports directly into Merchandising Director

About Us

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

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.

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 products exceed $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in [over] 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. In 2003, we were acquired by PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world.