About PVH Corp.
PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.
We power brands that drive fashion forward for good.
Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand.
True&Co. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.
About Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups.
The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions.
Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.
The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image.
Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world’s favorite brand.
With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success
For the Buying team at CK.com product is everything from building the strategy to trading the product live on site. We make sure we have the right product at the right time, buying the strongest possible assortment for ck.
com. The scope of the Buying team is large, we own the relationship with our brands and need to assure that our vision and product knowledge is translated to all other teams.
As part of the team, you are responsible for buying and trading your designated divisions. This entails pitching product stories to our marketing team, influencing the styling and look of our product imagery and suggesting creative ways to improve trade on existing collections, always using data as a guiding principle.
Be part of a team that increases brand engagement and consideration in the markets and drives traffic and conversion at full price.
You will be a proactive business representative with all stakeholders, internal and external.
We are looking for a real team player, who brings in creative and positive energy. Our team is supportive, strong and innovative and we are looking for a structured personality that is full of power who can bring a new perspective to our team.
If you are looking for a place to learn how E-com really works, that values curiosity with a desire to learn, if you are data driven, eager to take on fresh challenges and you think without limits, our team is perfect for you.
Key Responsibilities :
Establish a trusted relationship with respective divisions and maintain regular feedback to the divisions on selling performance and relevant data through-out the season
Work collaboratively with the Planning team to create seasonal range plans and define detailed buy plans incorporating consumer insights, market trends and commercial opportunities
Select the Ecommerce collection from the divisional offer in alignment with the buy plan
Attend and communicate Ecommerce business needs during key milestone meetings (e.g. MCR, GAM, Market Launch, European Retail Merchandising Meeting)
Manage the Ecommerce buy process including creation of seasonal presentations and oversee order entry in SAP, and STO creation
Oversee the seasonal strategy for the business and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure availability of digital assets (image, copy, price) prior to product launch and connect with PVH studios, marketing, content for the pre-styling walk through and kick off meetings
Provide directional input to the content team and studio during creative briefs for style guides, looks, features, promotions, newsletter
Partner with planning to analyze weekly sales reports and present key learnings, areas of opportunity and proposed actions during trade meetings
Monitor sell-throughs, proposing and executing trading actions in order to improve sales performance
Stay in tune with market trends, competitor activity and developments in assigned geographic markets
Responsible for supporting with training and developing Merchandising Coordinator(s)
Work collaboratively with the Content and Site Merchandising teams to best prepare the business to develop initiatives to support particular categories and products, ensuring categories have visibility and voice
Build and Refresh ad-hoc reports as requested
Support Buying, Management and wider business with ad-hoc queries
Negotiate deliveries to ensure consistent and early flow of goods / merchandise to maximize sales and meet plan
Booking in the release of deliveries, keeping track of critical path and alerting the team to any delivery issues.
Working closely with relevant teams to ensure stock is in the right place at the right time.
The Ideal Candidate :
Previous experience in a Buying Department preferably within an e-commerce fashion brand with a minimum of 5 years working experience
Additional experience with Kids apparel is an absolute advantage
An excellent work ethic and ability to multi-task
Influencing and negotiating skills
Good eye for product demonstrating excellent commercial awareness
Strong numerical and analytical skills
Ability to prioritize & multi-task
A strong eye for detail, great organizational skills and works to a high level of accuracy
Ability to bring ideas to the table in relation to product and brand mix
Comfortable to build relationships at all levels with suppliers and internal stakeholders
Ability to work as part of a team as well as being a self-motivated individual
Ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced demanding environment where teamwork is key
Passion for the brand and the fast paced environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a supportive team mentality
Commercial awareness with a keen interest in the fashion industry and a consumer-centric mindset
Possessing a positive and can do’ attitude and a flexible approach to learning
Excellent system skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint)
Demonstrates initiative and follows through completely on all aspects of a project
Able to work in a multinational company where cultural awareness / sensitivity is important
Strong written and verbal communication skills, professional level of English required.
What You Can Expect From Us :
A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
A monthly Covid home-office budget
A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office
Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!
PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging.
We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world.
In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.