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assistant merchandiser (calvin klein & tommy hilfiger)

DEPARTMENT
COUNTRY ORGANIZATION UK,MERCHANDISING
LOCATION
,UNITED KINGDOM
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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.Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, 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. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognised for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010. We engage consumers through 360° marketing campaigns, innovative events, exciting collaborations and brand partnerships, and work with some of the biggest names from the world of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment.

Department Information

PVH Merchandising is responsible for the budgeting, range building and product trading strategy for the UKIR business. In a constantly changing retail environment, they look to drive the optimum assortment for each retail location, based upon: customer profile, sales targets and regional retail landscape.Working closely and collaborating with all key retail stakeholders (Buying, Retail Operations, Visual Merchandising and Store teams), ensuring strong communication and a passion for opportunity and success are the foundations for this team!

Position Description

The Assistant Merchandiser plays a key role in supporting the Merchandising team to maximise commercial opportunities for Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein brands.Reporting into the Merchandiser, this role will support in driving sales and profit through effective inventory management and in season trading decisions across both brands. Responsibilities include:•Contribute to departmental Merchandising planning and trading strategy, with the customer and brand in mind.•Manage, train and guide the MAA to effectively deliver initial allocation replenishment and exit strategy in the most efficient way.•Prepare analysis packs as necessary and pull together strategy recommendations under the guidance of the Merchandiser.•Responsible for the smooth day-to-day operation of the Merchandising department.•Support in the category planning of your own department for the forward buying process.•Support in the running and analysis of weekly trade reports.•Plan mid-season and end of season sales.•Monthly in season OTB reviews including line level for core lines.•Oversee and support with the allocation process, including never-out-of-stocks.•Undertake stores visits and work with key stores to support their performance and assess your department against your competition.•Develop strong relationships across B&M, Operations, Store and Amsterdam teams.•Implement and exploit new systems and processes to continually improve merchandising processes•Support the Merchandising function in training new Allocators and Assistant Merchandisers on the team.

Position Requirements

  • You’ll have previous experience at Assistant Merchandiser level within a fashion/retail business.
  • You’ll have Advanced Excel skills.
  • You'll have excellent planning and analytical skills.
  • You’ll be a commercially astute and confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels.
  • You’ll be a strong team leader with an ability to manage, motivate and work effectively within a small team.
  • You’ll have in-depth knowledge of the current competitive market place.
  • You’ll work well with change, being able to quickly adapt and work with pace.