Merchandise Manager TH Underwear

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job title

Merchandise Manager TH Underwear, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Manager

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

About the Company

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, has more than 17,000 associates worldwide and an extensive distribution network in over 115 countries and 1,600 retail stores. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.5 billion in 2015.

Department Information

Tommy Hilfiger Underwear is a highly successful division at PVH Europe with huge opportunity for further growth. The division’s strategy going forward is to gain further leadership positioning, with focus on developing further the underwear and lifestyle business, amongst others through creating a bespoke underwear collection targeting the Global market.

This division consists of the following teams:

  • Merchandising – Responsible for the creation, planning and implementation of a successful product strategy which meets the territory specific product requirements and delivers on sales, productivity and margin targets
  • Design – responsible for the creation of the concept, colors direction, product and qualities of the fabrications to drive the business growth
  • Planning – Drivers of the demand forecasting process, and responsible for placing and tracking buys for the full price businesses
  • Business Operations – The interface between the division, central ops and finance, ensuring that all divisional and financial targets are achieved
  • Sales – Ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail. Supports the presentation of collections to country sales teams and key accounts
  • Sourcing – drives the development process of product made for the European market. Working closely with Merchandising, factories and planning teams in order to deliver high-quality, profitable collections on-time to market

Position description and responsibilities

  • Reports to the Merchandising Director
  • Be the global product creation specialist and the point of contact for all channels and departments
  • Create seasonal merchandising plans and 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
  • Drive go to market organization and preparation of all supporting tools for successful launches
  • Present product strategy to the relevant markets and ensure launches are correctly supported
  • Partner with Planning/Forecasting on all pre-market buying commitments and projections

Desired skills and job requirements

  • BA Degree (best in Fashion Merchandising, Buying or a related field)
  • 5+ years’ work experience in sports apparel product creation or merchandising
  • Underwear background is a plus
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Team player and peoples skills, able to manager one direct report successfully
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiating skills necessary
  • High level of creative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent Computer skills including Excel and Power Point; PLM literate is a plus
  • Some travel may be required

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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.