PVH Corp. Sr Sourcing Associate, Knits- CALVIN KLEIN in New York, New York
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Sr Sourcing Associate, Knits- CALVIN KLEIN
The Senior Sourcing Associate will be responsible for supporting category management in conjunction with the supply chain & business strategies. This includes sourcing, product development, pre-production and production responsibilities, meeting organizational Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) & metrics.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
The need for clear understanding of seasonal strategies, and staying abreast of Global market conditions & macro trends.
Assist in allocation against vendor capability and global supply chain strategy.
Calendar management (adherence & assist in problem solving).
Support manager with projects, deadlines, and deliverables.
2) Product Development/ Sourcing/ Manufacturing
Collaborate with PVH offshore offices to ensure deliverables are being met and systems are updated.
Drive product development based on cost targets & vendor capability.
Responsible for assisting in delivery of prototypes samples.
Participate in brand meetings, proto reviews & salesman sample reviews.
Manage customs classification meetings with import group.
Understand seasonal capacity planning.
Interface & problem solve with cross functional teams on any product, quality or delivery issues.
Work with offshore offices / direct vendors to create Time & Action for first run calendars.
Collaborate with manager in research and development of new product and sourcing opportunities.
Assist Manager with raw materials, technical design, and operation teams to provide technical support, related manufacturing, & supply chain expertise to delivery outcomes that will drive top line profitable sales.
Support Manager in maximizing gross margin opportunities through leverage, product re-engineering and product versioning (where applicable).
Work with manager in reviewing and vetting costs prior to presentation to merchants (must be fact based and in line with the macro trends).
Establish / maintain cost folio within approved vendor matrix.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
At least 3-5 years of experience in the Product Development, Sourcing, Global Production Planning, Manufacturing and Supply Chain related space.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Must be analytical; understand the numbers behind the work in global supply chain and how it ties back to business financials, KPI’s & metrics.
Good judgment & decision making skills (with an ability to get to root cause analysis).
Excellent communication & presentation skills (to include good listening & negotiation skills) .
Must be detail oriented, extremely resourceful, have excellent follow up skills; learning and using all appropriate contacts to gather information & drive solutions.
Must be flexible and have the ability to function in a fast paced environment, with competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to collaborate and work as a team; transcending different cultures, geographies & time zones.
Computer skills - Microsoft office is a must, PDM/PLM/XPC are a plus.
PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH.
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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.