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The Director of Merchandising will be responsible for building, developing and managing best-in-class product strategies that lead to the successful and sustainable development and growth of the Calvin Klein Performance business globally.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Full ownership of running the day to day operations of the Calvin Klein Performance business globally
Develop global merchandise strategy for Mens and Womens Calvin Klein Performance apparel and work closely with Design from vision to execution.
Create/drive the brief and line plans and make recommendations for improving the assortment for all regions/markets.
Keep relevant partners informed of key global product initiatives. Work with cross functional partners (GTM/Regional Markets/Product Leadership) to ensure those initiatives are launched according to agreed plan.
Review seasonal assortments relative to the merchandise plan and financial company targets.
Responsible for preparing market presentations with line and product direction, style assortments and pricing
Review sell-in and sell-through on a regional level. Monitor and analyze sales performance.
Provide product knowledge support to drive sales and service, and generate excitement within our retail channels.
Works with regional partners to understand shifts in consumer buying behavior, current fashion trends, and the competitive landscape to optimize business opportunities and identify white space.
Anticipate and plan for future business/organizational needs
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum 10 years of merchandising/product development experience in apparel, with at least 5 years in retail industry
Previous experience in a wholesale environment a plus
Previous experience in a global role is a plus
Previous sports/lifestyle brand experience is definitely an advantage
Previous experience working with Performance Apparel is an advantage
Education: Bachelors Degree in Merchandising or related field
Solid understanding of retail merchandising and the product creation process
Strong commercial sense and knowledge of consumer/fashion trends
Intense interest in fashion branding / retailing
Creative, visionary and able to clearly articulate product point-of-view
Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
Collaborative with ability to work across functions and in concert with region and Global counterparts
Excellent people and process management skill
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:
Internal: Merchandising, Design, Product Development, Supply, and Marketing teams
Direct: Womens Performance Merchandiser, Mens Performance Merchandiser
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
RESOURCEFULLNESS/CREATIVITY: Must possess high degree of fashion aesthetic; interest in trends, lifestyles, competitors and media. Support introduction of new ideas. Can work within the creative process effectively, and drive big ideas from concept, to commercialization, to go to market.
DECISION-MAKING: Builds good working relationships; collaborates toward deadlines and deliverables. Able to communicate effectively across the team and organization; effectively works remotely with cross-functional partners in the regions. Capable at managing different cultures/markets; works according to defined schedules and deadlines; takes direction well and able to work with high accountability; manages own work and tracks progress. Seeks out resources to get things done; able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
ENVIRONMENT: Ability to work in fast-paced, complex, team-oriented setting; interface with Global Design, Supply, and Markets/Regions daily
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