internship business development


About the Company

PVH Corp. ("PVH") is one of the world’s largest global apparel companies, owns and markets a diversified portfolio of lifestyle brands, among which the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands. PVH has grown exponentially from its 1881 roots to become a global company with revenues of over $5.5 billion by successfully growing brands globally through a combination of wholesale, retail and licensing operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

PVH Europe is headquartered in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and has a highly international work force.

Department Information

The European Business Development/M&A department supports the Management team of PVH Europe with projects of strategic, commercial and operational nature, corporate planning, M&A as well as with development of management presentations. Projects will touch both brands: Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

The department works cross-divisional with the management of product divisions (e.g. Menswear, Womenswear), European country organizations and back-office functions (e.g. Finance, Marketing).

Position Description

Learning objectives:

  • Clear understanding of the organization and its financial and strategic drivers
  • Learning problem solving process: frame problems, guide analytical modeling, create solutions analysis
  • Learning daily procedures of the Business Development department
  • Understanding the key dynamics in the European fashion industry

Key tasks include:

  • Support the team in preparing management meetings and presentations
  • Support in preparing management reporting decks
  • Assist in execution of strategic projects
  • Work with various divisions and departments to collect information on strategic questions

Position Requirements

  • Start Date: July/August 2017. Duration is 6 Months
  • University education (preferably Business Administration, Econometrics or Economics with a focus on strategy/banking)
  • Preferably experience in strategy consultancy, banking and/or fashion
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent in English and ability to work in multi-cultural & multi-lingual environment
  • Passion for the fashion industry
  • Ambitious, highly motivated and able to perform in a pressured work environment
  • Strong team player with excellent social skills and does not take him/herself too seriously
  • Hands-on, result oriented and structured
  • Ability to deal with new and wide variety of topics
  • High standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
  • It is a requirement that the candidate is still enrolled in a university or school program