Brand Merchant (Product Development Group) - CALVIN KLEIN

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Brand Merchant (Product Development Group) - CALVIN KLEIN

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Brand Merchant is responsible for collaborating with the Design Leads and Channel Merchant Leads in order to build product assortment serving all channel needs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

  • Partners with Design & Sourcing to build seasonal assortments covering all channel needs to achieve sales and EBIT goals
  • Edit line
  • Collaborate on color/concept
  • Review sketches and print direction
  • Drive Fast track development
  • Collaborate on showroom aesthetic
  • Collaborate with channels, understand/represent business

needs for all levels of retail and wholesale distribution

  • Sku Architecture
  • Builds balanced sku plan aggregating channel needs to meet business goals as well as AUC targets
  • Structures in-season development strategy to account for off-cadence sku development and speed to market
  • Own meeting cadence for sku development for on-time calendar deliverable (collaborate w/design, sourcing, channel merchandise)
  • Responsible for agreed upon development ratios in partnership with Sourcing and Design; track and report progress
  • Denim Brief and range plan for Amsterdam team (depends on area of responsibility)
  • Fabric Rationalization
  • Develops fabric line plan to support sku needs in partnership with Raw Materials, Sourcing, and Design to allow for strategic fabric positioning
  • Partner with design, sourcing, and raw materials to drive fabric leverage across channels
  • Development trips w/design
  • In-country proto reviews
  • Denim wash review and line assortment in Amsterdam
  • Conduct continual market & trend research
  • Attend weekly retail business meetings
  • Attend wholesale Sales recap meetings and post-market hindsight for product feedback
  • Drive quarterly best sellers
  • Responsible for line finalization and go-to-market preparation
  • Ensuring final line meets brands esthetic, business needs, and cost targets
  • Guides visual team in showroom set up
  • Attend Weekly design/merchandise meetings
  • Attend Weekly WIPS (with Design/Sourcing)
  • Store visits (divisional and competitive, FP and outlet)

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience:

  • 10-15 years in wholesale or retail merchandising.
  • At least 2 years as Director of Merchandising

Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field required

Skills:

  • Strategic thinking
  • In-depth product development knowledge
  • In-country development experience
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Elevated taste level with knowledge of designer market as well as fast fashion and younger demographic specialty market

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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