At PVH we are transforming the fashion industry by breaking conventions, exploring ways to push boundaries to deliver fashion for good and constantly accelerating the pace in which we do business. The world we live and work in is constantly changing. Right now, the pace and ambition of that change needs businesses like ours to fundamentally rethink what it means to be sustainable, equitable, inclusive and innovative. That is why the Sustainable Business and Innovation team exists. To drive transformation through sustainability, innovation, circular business, inclusion and diversity, and strategy. To raise the bar within our industry. To make our business ready and relevant for the future. This seemingly impossible reality is within reach if were unafraid to grab it. The role of the innovation team is to unlock the ideas and actions required to shape the future of PVH and the fashion industry as a whole. This involves the development and creation of new materials and products, digitalization of the value chain, new (digital) consumer offerings and breakthrough business models. We need ambitious and creative people to help us on our journey.
We are looking for an experienced leader, who, together with the VP of Innovation and the team reporting into this role, envisions the future of fashion-technology and can lead the creation of disruptive new business models. Your focus will be on managing the strategy for business model innovation, helping PVH navigate technology and consumer shifts to identify new opportunities, being an evangelist of the business model innovation process, setting up and leading project teams and always taking a results and data driven approach.
You have direct experience in venture building within a large corporate and/or a start-up environment, and are adept at simplifying complexity and developing scalable propositions. You can balance managing your time between strategy and execution, shifting gears as necessary, to work across the end-to-end business model innovation process. You will excel in collaborating with senior stakeholders across PVH to set innovation north stars, manage the portfolio strategy to ensure a pipeline of high quality projects and coach teams on best practice innovation techniques and approaches acquired through learnt experiences. Your average day in this role will be varied and dynamic.
The Ideal Candidate
You have at least 8-10 years of working experience in an international business environment and a minimum of 5 years in innovation
Must have hands on experience in venture building, working on adjacent and transformational innovation projects that result in the creation of new ventures with real ROI
You have experience leading a business model innovation process that covers vision setting, explore, problem-fit, solution-fit, and market-fit, and defining metric for success
You understand and are familiar working with innovation methodologies such as (but not limited to) Lean Startup, design thinking, and Customer Development, and are pragmatic in your application of them
You will have experience leading the validation process of forming assumptions and running experiments to assess feasibility, viability and desirability
You can strike the balance between innovation strategy and execution, you are as comfortable pitching a business case as you are rolling up your sleeves to map a customer journey
You have the ability to multitask and manage portfolio of projects - work prioritization, planning, collaboration, and team management
You have experience building and leading high performing teams and have a track record of mentoring and developing people
You are curious, humble and excel in a dynamic team environment, always focused on how you can enable others to do their best work
You are a future thinker with a relentless focus on customers and are curious about new technology and the trends shaping human behavior and broader society
You thrive in ambiguity and love working on blank page projects that require you think into the future and imagine what doesnt yet exist, while communicating your ideas with structure and clarity
You are not afraid to challenge the status quo and challenge senior stakeholders with a strong and informed point of view, constantly asking what if questions
You have worked in a high performance environment and set high quality standards through your own work
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 that 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