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.
Understands 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
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 global apparel companies.
We are over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $8.2 billion in 2016 annual revenues. We own and market the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, Arrow, Speedo*, Warner's, and Olga brands and, in addition, market a variety of goods under our own and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.