Merchandise Manager

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
About the Company
We are an international fashion design and marketing company at the forefront of our industry. We are timeless, modern, classic and sophisticated. Our all-American designs transcend our mens, womens and collection apparel, sportswear, jeanswear, underwear, tailored, accessories and a range of licensed products such as fragrances and home furnishings. Through these iconic products we strive to engage and inspire our consumers around the world.
\nIn 2013, one of the worlds largest apparel companies, PVH Corp acquired the complete House of Calvin Klein. Together, as a global, action-oriented company characterized by commitment and achievement, we strive to attract people who will help take our brands and business to new levels.

Department Information
The Merchandising team is responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product GTM (Go to Market) strategy that meets the region specific consumer requirements, delivers on the KPI targets, upholds the CK iconic brand image and realizes the global brand direction.
\nThe team is the key contact to support all sales teams with presenting the collection and ensuring effective and consistent communication between the division, regional sales and retail channels.

Position Description
The Merchandise Manager will support all aspects of the CK Womenswear GTM process with focus on the full lifestyle collection.
\nKey Responsibilities:
\n\nReport into the Merchandise Director and be able to manage a team of Junior and Assistant Merchandisers
\nSupport the Merchandise Director with the seasonal assortment plan and seasonal strategy
\nDrive the go to market strategy per season and delivery on predefined KPIs
\nCreating range plans that offer best assortments at the right price positioning for the European market, in line with the brand vision
\nTake ownership and accountability for all collection data and related systems
\nAble to collaborate across multiple functions and disciplines including but not limited to Design, Product Development, Technical Development, Buying, Marketing and Operations teams to maintain range plan, pricing, margin and collection structure
\nTranslate market demand and trend information into commercially viable product strategies based upon numerical analysis (sell through numbers, pricing parameters, quantities, etc.)
\nPartner closely with the sales teams to ensure that the division supports all market needs and has strong collaboration with all countries in achieving sales targets and growth
\nSupport the Merchandise Director in hosting the adoption meetings to ensure alignment on the product strategies per region
\nWork with the Buying team on all pre-market buying commitments and projections
\nFollow key country and CK market trends, analyze consumer behavior needs
\nThink and act as a brand ambassador
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Position Requirements
\nGraduated at degree level or equivalent
\nMinimum 3-4 years experience in a wholesale driven environment with a focus on womens product management / merchandise role within an globally operating apparel brand
\nFluent English both written and verbal; other languages are a plus
\nExcellent analytic and planning skills
\nExcellent presentation skills
\nMarket trends and fashion awareness as well as a strong commercial understanding
\nAble to frequently travel
\nExcellent communication, sales and negotiation skills, strong influencing abilities
\nPrevious experience of managing a team, coaching and developing preferred
\nTeam player
\nAble to work in a hectic, fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
\n\nPVH behavioral competences:
\n\nEntrepreneurial Spirit: Be bold, Make the Impossible Possible, Drive Innovation, Drive sustainable growth, Be proactive, Embrace change
\nQuality: Prioritize our product, Build positive & long-term working relationships, Be customer and consumer centric, Be detailed
\nOwnership: Be accountable, Seek solutions, Be resourceful, Be responsible
\nCollaboration: Think & act within the matrix, Lead by example, Be clear, Inspire & empower others, Build global networks
\nRespect: Be inclusive, Support diversity, Be open-minded, Foster trust, Have a positive impact on people and the environment
\n\nNOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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