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PVH Corp. Merchandise Planner- Calvin Klein North America Wholesale in New York, New York

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Merchandise Planner will be the liaison between brand merchandising and the wholesale channel to understand and address product opportunities and challenges. The Merchandise Planner will support and develop seasonal strategies by utilizing point of sale data, historical bookings and partnering effectively with cross functional partners.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Focuses to include:

  • Develop and fine-tune assortment plans that will be constructed to the cluster/ door level, utilizing door profiles, volume clusters and departmental/classification selling.

  • Ensure that assortment plans for all product categories within a division support the financial strategy.

  • Ensure that seasonal account assortment plans address the business needs of our retail partners and the direction of the Brand

  • Generate and assist in the analysis of key business reports

  • Maintain seamless communication between Merchandising, Retail Planning, Sales, and Retail Development teams

Strategic Financial Planning Process:

  • Collaborate with Retail Planning and Sales to prepare the financial class plans

  • Validate all finalized class plans with Director and VP Merchandise Planning prior to building assortments

Assortment Planning Process:

  • Build well-structured assortment plans based on target classification and financial goals

  • Develop pre-season blank line plans based on target Cluster plans and target MSRPs

  • Assist in the selection of product based on seasonal CK brand strategies as well as retail partners’ product needs.

  • Ensure that all assortments meet target metrics such as class mix, receipt flow by Account and climate, and in-going margin targets

  • Develop estimate of total units by style to be purchased for each delivery period

  • Establish seasonal sku targets and ensure that sku plans are achieved

Analysis and Forecasting Process:

  • Monitor and analyze sales and margin results at style/color levels against forecasts and make strategic decisions to drive the business on a weekly, monthly and quarter basis.

  • Identify areas of risks and opportunity. Provide strategic decisions to drive business.

  • Participate in weekly business discussions covering the following topics:

  • Top line sales and sales trends

  • Best and worst sellers

  • Assortment planning opportunities by door

  • Perform ad hoc reporting as required

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 to 3 years of assortment planning/buying experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

SKILLS:

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Self-motivated and organized

  • Strong product knowledge in retail/ wholesale apparel industry

  • High attention to detail and able to multitask and reprioritize in a fast paced environment

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

Internal : Wholesale Sales, Planning, Merchandising, Supply, Marketing, and Design, Finance, and Operations teams

External : Vendors

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct : N/A

Indirect : N/A

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES : Tracks sales and promotional activity versus the negotiated calendar in place to build a case to exclude/include sales activity going forward.

DECISION MAKING : Identifies issues and opportunities and strategies at a class/style level

RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: High attention to detail; ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines; possesses system thinking and can create procedures to improve operational efficiency and accuracy.

ENVIRONMENT: Able to adapt to a fast-moving and less structured startup environment

Company Overview

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co . intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

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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