PVH Corp. Buyer, Retail - Calvin Klein in New York, New York
POSITION SUMMARY: The Buyer is responsible for ensuring that the merchandise strategy for the assigned departments meets or exceeds financial plans. Acts as leader with the cross functional teams (buying, planning, visual merchandising, design, and allocation).
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
•Owner of the business - Responsible for the day-to-day product and financial management
•Responsible for product life cycle including: style/assortment set up, order entry, markdowns, receipt management and inventory discrepancy reconciliation.
•Prepare weekly, monthly and seasonal sales and inventory analysis reports.
•Manage all operational aspects of the business.
•Partner with planning and store allocation team to ensure merchandise distribution strategies are executed
•Make business recommendations re: opportunities based on trend, prior experience, data and analysis.
•Assist in the maintenance of the OTB with the support of the Planning team while maintaining and tracking receipts.
•Visit the store regularly to review merchandise, presentation, identify problems, gain feedback and initiating actions accordingly.
•Maintain industry awareness and knowledge through brick-and-mortar store and online retailers
•Build and maintains strong cross functional relationships among CKI internal teams and all third party/exclusive vendors.
•Maintain strong skills in business programs in working with IP and the Cube."
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of retail buying experience.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Strong presenter with the ability to lead
Must be highly organized & possess strong analytical skills.
Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, etc
Flexible to deadline demands, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Internal: Planning and Allocation, Design, Merchandising, Design, Product Development, Visual, Licensees
External: Third-party vendors
Direct: Assistant Buyer OR Associate
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for ensuring the divisional financial objectives are met
DECISION MAKING: Responsible for the buy direction for assigned categories
RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: Must translate deep knowledge of industry and trends into actionable merchandising strategies that drive topline sales and support the divisional merchandising strategies
ENVIRONMENT: Fast-paced, deadline-driven
PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.
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