About the Company
With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
PVH Europe is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein. The company is founded on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that’s fueled by passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, has more than 17,000 associates worldwide and an extensive distribution network in over 115 countries and 1,600 retail stores. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.5 billion in 2015.
Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.
Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products exceed $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in [over] 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. In 2003, we were acquired by PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world.
The MEA+NL organization is one of the most dynamic organizations within PVH. We are responsible for developing the PVH brands (Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) in the emerging markets (Middle East, Africa, South East Europe) and in The Netherlands. Our business approach is multifaceted in order to optimize the positioning of PVH in our markets.
The team working for this region must be able to manage and build relationships with our partners across various cultures and backgrounds, and enjoy a fast paced and dynamic work environment.
The VM Project Specialist will be responsible to manage windows and in-store VM related projects in the Netherlands and in the MEA+ region for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, for the full price, outlets and franchising stores. Reporting into the Head of VM MEA+NL, the VM Project Specialist will manage simultaneous creative projects in terms of timing, budget, production and shipment of VM elements. The VM Project Specialist will work closely with all the MEA+NL departments in order to ensure that the standards are maintained in the area of competence.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS
• Work with Head of VM MEA+NL and VM MEA+NL team to roll-out the global visual merchandising strategy in the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein stores across the own and operated, franchising and wholesale business for full price, outlets and SIS stores.• Prioritize and manage multiple, simultaneous creative projects in terms of timing, budget, production and shipment under the direction of cross-functional team members• Responsable for the production, quality control and on-time delivery for all the window installation across both brands • Responsible for the schedule and coordination of the seasonal window installation, • Responsible for the organization, coordination & planning all seasonal corporate & external activities – showroomset-up• Responsible for ordering visual elements, POS materials & mannequins• Direct contact with all existing and new suppliers in all logistic and administrative matters• Following processes for placing accurate and timely purchase orders & reconciling invoices• Oversee all visual elements and visual related materials inventory at the distribution center
The VM Project Specialist MEA+NL reports into the Head of VM MEA+NL
• Head of Visual Merchandising MEA+NL• VM MEA+NL team • Project Manager HQ• Sales Director,• Retail Director• Retail Management• Calvin Klein Visual Merchandising Central Team• Tommy Hilfiger Global VM Team• Marketing Manager MEA+ and NL• Retail Operation Managers, Retail Managers and Area Managers
External:• Store managers and store teams• Vendors and technical teams• Franchising partners
SKILLS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Essential skills & attributes:• Strong planning, organization skills and ability to prioritize & multi-task• Experience of working with store floor-plans and Project management skills• Strong communication skills, in order to communicate efficiently and effectively with representatives from various partners• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, able work under pressure and meet tight deadlines• Organizational, communication & time management skills are a must• Enthusiastic attitude and be a ‘hands-on’ self-starter• Pro Active thinking / planning• Analytical thinking and intelligent negotiation skills• Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, suppliers and peers, Team player• No 9:00 to 18:00 work mentality, has to be flexible in working hours and travel time• Able to travel within the Netherlands and the MEA+ region
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree level or equivalent, ideally in design or architecture• 2-3 Years of experience as a project management in the fashion/retail industry• Must have the sensibility, knowledge & understanding of visual merchandising• Fluent in English language (written & spoken)• The ideal candidate has experienced to work in another country (except the country of origin)• High proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)• High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)• 3D software and video making is a plus