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international markets merchandiser

DEPARTMENT
GLOBAL HQ,MERCHANDISING
LOCATION
AMSTERDAM,NETHERLANDS
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About the Company

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.

Position Description

Self-motivated, accurate, organized and data savvy professional with a clear understanding of the Merchandising process. This individual will support the Senior Merchandising Manager across all daily tasks in line with the seasonal calendar. Responsibilities will include:

  • Take ownership of the PLM system throughout the season, guarantee accuracy of all tools. Ensure all admin work is fulfilled with high accuracy
  • Work closely with the design & development team in Hong Kong on data flow and timelines. Ensure the team in HK is up to date with any developments from the mainline
  • Help in the set up and maintenance of the seasonal buying database, help to analyze the buy and form strategies for product assortment
  • Manage information flow to the countries before, during & after sales. This includes newsletters, line list, Buy updates, concept packs. 
  • Function as a point of contact for the regional teams as well as the teams in Amsterdam with day to day queries & product questions
  • Support the regional teams with specialized assortment building (i.e. warm weather assortments)
  • Build a strong relationship with the teams in Amsterdam (Merchandising, Buying, Design & PD)
  • Attend meetings on behalf of manager, communicate IM’s needs in the meeting and feedback results & findings
  • Prepare & set up for milestone meetings, such as arrange samples and necessary documents
  • Support the manager on open issues, ie. chase samples, data information etc 
  • Handle and follow up on product complaints
  • Independently manage ad hoc projects within the division
  • Work closely with the APAC Merchandiser on collection needs, report findings to Europe

Position Requirements

  • Extremely organized individual, ability to prioritize & multi-task. Ability to work towards tight deadlines
  • Proactive, mature & confident; able to work independently but self-aware enough to reach out if guidance & help is needed
  • Able to self-manage & self-motivate, confident to take ownership of tasks & projects
  • Strong communication skills, able to communicate & partner across with colleagues at various levels in a positive and appropriate manner
  • Open to adapt to and interested in working in a cross cultural environment
  • Understanding of working across multiple time zones
  • Intermediate/Advanced system skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Fashion knowledge a plus, good taste level – able to offer informed opinion on styles/collection
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a positive "can-do" attitude are a must
  • Excellent command of the English language (written & spoken)