SVP of Design Operations and Merchandising - Speedo

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SVP of Design Operations and Merchandising - Speedo

The Senior Vice President of Design Operations & Merchandising works closely with the President, Design, Product Development, Merchandising, and all cross functional areas to ensure the smooth functioning of all operational areas. The Senior Vice President serves as a hub for all of the merchandising needs and deliverables across the brand.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Budget preparation, monitoring and maintenance, including:
  • T&E Budget
  • Freelance Budget
  • Sample Budget


  • Manage Master Calendar for design team
  • Prioritize tasks to ensure resource efficiency and effectiveness
  • Drive Seasonal work flow & process
  • Establish, monitor and strictly adhere to product timelines to ensure on-time delivery


  • Responsible for establishing the product vision and merchandising line plan for product for all markets
  • Responsible for collaborating, influencing, and driving to consensus all short and long range merchandising strategies and objectives
  • Ensures the successful implementation of said strategies by providing leadership and direction to design, merchandising and technical teams
  • Work with the Supply Chain to establish realistic costs for line development. Understand pricing strategies and future goals
  • Facilitate product assortment & color flow in accordance with regional strategies.
  • Connect PVH resources, such as color, fabric, print to the design team
  • Anticipate and remove obstacles for the design team to ensure a smooth working atmosphere.
  • Schedule and plan all inter-departmental meetings


  • Provide clear and timely communication ensuring that the design and cross functional teams are aligned toward a common goal.
  • Share information cross functionally where appropriate.

Decision Making

  • Works directly with the President on all matters involving budget and time management pertaining to the Design Studio.
  • Responsible for coordinating multiple calendars to ensure smooth functioning and communication within Design and external business partners.

Organization Relationship

  • Partner with cross functional heads to ensure strong team work.
  • Partner with cross functional product development leads to build off-cycle development initiatives.
  • Lead and partner with merchandising and product development to ensure that design supports business needs while remaining innovative.

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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