Job Details

Job title

Buyer Boys, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Buyer, Boys - Tommy Hilfiger

As a strategic key buyer on the Kid’s merchandising team, the ideal candidate is analytical, a seasoned presenter and focuses on his/her areas profitability through strategic assortment planning and developing a successful line that supports the Tommy vision.  Must be proficient in Excel with experience in style planning.  

Responsibilities:

Working knowledge of financial metrics to analyze businesses in order to drive the business based on sales, history & market trends.

Partners with planning to align on top down budgets to execute the seasonal plans & tie back to the merchandise strategies

Builds relationships through effective collaboration & participates as a solution oriented team member. Provides timely direction and clean communication to all team members. Support Merch Manager.

Exhibits leadership capability & can motivate & mentor team members at different levels. Possesses the ability to manage up, down and across with results

Ability to develop & drive dept strategies. Analyzes LY information as well as current market to support strategy development. Identifies how current trend will impact future results and adjusts as needed

Works in partnership with design to edit and assort the line, ensuring product supports dept strategies and falls within brand aesthetic

Partners with visual to communicate big ideas, key investments, strategies & special needs

Understands competitive set, including pricing, style & key messaging and uses knowledge to make sound recommendations for department

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Fashion Merchandising

Experience in Kids apparel buying, a plus

3-4+  years of merchandising/ buying experience

Proficient in Excel

Demonstrated leadership and management experience

Strong analytic skills with working knowledge of retail math

Motivation to exceed plan

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong financial and planning skills

A demonstrated sense of design and understanding of how to consistently convey our brand to the consumer

This role requires being a key decision maker for the areas of business she/he is overseeing

Being creative in providing solutions and recommendations as business challenges arise

Be a trusted member of the CFT and the go person for his/her business 

Ability to work in high energy environment with changing priorities

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.