PVH Corp. Director, Product Development (Home) - CALVIN KLEIN in New York, New York

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Director, Product Development (Home) - CALVIN KLEIN

The Director, Product Development – Home is responsible for supporting the design process through the effective development of new and innovative Home collection products and capsules to drive sales and gross margin and achieve OP and EBIT for the Calvin Klein Home business. The Director, Product Development – Home works closely with the VP, Design – Home and design team planning, executing and monitoring the product development lifecycle for the Calvin Klein Home business, identifying factories, mills and vendors for hard and soft home products. Our business model includes both licensing to owed & operated and products ranging from luxury to off price. The Director, Product Development – Home is responsible to build and maintain strong relationships among all internal and external business partners.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and product development strategy from concept to the post–launch analysis for all current and future home categories (see below) for the Calvin Klein businesses:

– Bath

– Bedding

– Tabletop

– Decorative Accessories

– Giftware

– Rugs

– Furniture

– Art

  • Develop and execute financial plans in support of seasonal product development merchandising initiatives partnering with finance & planning departments.

  • Formulate and execute time–and–action to insure development is effectively managed, tracked and budgeted.

  • Own the product development process communicating all information to internal and external partners including the review and receipt of design concepts, the delivery of design & technical packages, sample review including commentary and approval, etc.; with a focus on seasonal delivery introductions.

  • Identify and quantify potential product, category and/or vendor opportunities through in–store or online sales performance and/or trend, marketplace or competitive analyses.

  • Responsible for all vendor related cost and MOQ negotiations focusing on IMU maximization, price value relativity and marketplace competitiveness.

  • Greenlight all production managing vendor manufacturing lead times in relation to in–store and online product launch dates.

  • Travel and attend industry events (i.e. product sourcing, trade shows, showhouses, etc.) to develop new vendor relationships, identify trends and product opportunities.

  • Maintain industry awareness and knowledge through brick-and-mortar store and online retailers monitoring assortments, pricing strategy, promotional messaging, email marketing, trend stories, etc.

  • Build and maintain strong cross functional relationships among internal teams and their members as well as all third party/exclusive vendors.

  • Liaise with retail finance on licensee and third party exclusive vendor performance and analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience: 7+ years plus product development experience.

Education: College Education / Bachelor’s Degree

Skills:

  • A nimble leader with an inherent ability to manage the day–to–day while simultaneously focusing on long lead strategies.

  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and possess strong analytical skills.

  • Must have strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and with a team.

  • Must be able to multitask, manage deadline demands in a dynamic environment.

  • Highly creative and open minded

  • Risk taker

  • Out of the box thinker and problem solver

  • Startup mindset

  • Change agent

  • Ability to navigate a matrix environment

  • Highly collaborative

  • Must be sensitive in handling confidential information.

  • Proficiency in PC skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

It is the policy of PVH Corp. to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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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.