PVH Corp. Merchandise Manager, Kids - Tommy Hilfiger in New York, New York

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Merchandise Manager, Kids - Tommy Hilfiger

The Merchandising Manager is a leader for the Kids Merchandising team, responsible for creating and executing merchandise strategies to meet or exceed financial plans while leading, collaborating, and communicating closely with cross-functional teams to ensure all projects are moving towards the financial and calendar goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Competently uses working financial metrics to analyze multiple businesses & can make recommendations on how to drive each business based on sales, history & market trends

  • Aligns with planning on seasonal receipt plans by division and dept that support merchandise strategies, penetration shifts between core & fashion & climate/store tiering opportunities in order to deliver topline results

  • Ability to develop & drive dept strategies for each business. Analyzes LY info. as well as current market to support strategy development. Identifies how current trend will impact future results and adjusts as needed

  • Partners with manager on categories to grow & decline based on identified opportunities keeping in mind sku counts & store space/fixturing limitations. Focus and stand for the important and meaningful segments of each business by store tier and climate profile

  • Leads their teams to drive results at the department level. Provides timely direction and clear communication to all team members. Builds relationships with internal and cross-functional teams through effective collaboration & participles as a solution oriented team member

  • Works in partnership with design to edit and assort the line, ensuring product supports dept strategies and falls within brand aesthetic

  • Understands competitive set, including pricing, style & key messaging and uses knowledge to make sound recommendations for depts

  • Cultivate talent & mentor direct reports– conduct timely coaching sessions to provide feedback regarding growth & development for next level position

  • Clearly communicate expectations and implications. Ensure the team has all the tools needed to deliver on their responsibilities

  • Demonstrate ability to manage up, down and across with successful results

  • Will act in place of when DMM is not available. Will have influence and make decisions regarding: marketing, in store presentation, style/fit details, windows, and financial meetings

  • Will have significant influence on development line architecture and financial plans. This role is integral in driving style/color assortment, cost decisions as well as investment by store tier

Qualifications:

  • College degree

  • Experience in Kids product management, preferred

  • 7-9+ years of related merchandising/ buying experience

  • Experience in managing at least 2 direct reports (at least one merchant)

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience

  • Strong analytic skills

  • Motivation to exceed plan

  • Financial analysis capability

  • Strong cross-functional relationship building with strong skills at collaboration and negotiation

  • Ability to manage direct reports and drive results through others; ability to mentor and lead within the Kids team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A demonstrated sense of design and understanding of how to consistently convey our brand to the consumer

  • Must demonstrate a solid understanding of fashion trends and provide input to Design relative to channel needs

  • Motivation to exceed plan

  • Ability to work in fluid environment with changing priorities required

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.