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VP of Merchandising - Women's

Requisition ID      2013-7858     Job Location      US-NY-New York

Brand      Tommy Hilfiger         

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As one of the world’s leading premium lifestyle brands, Tommy Hilfiger delivers superior styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide. The brand celebrates the essence of Classic American Cool and provides a refreshing twist to the preppy fashion genre.

Since its debut in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger Group has become a US $6.0 billion apparel and retail company by offering consumers a breadth of beautifully designed, high quality products including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, sportswear, denim, and a range of licensed products such as accessories, fragrances and home furnishings.


Under the leadership of founder Tommy Hilfiger and Chief Executive Officer Fred Gehring, the brand can be found in leading department and specialty stores, as well as in its own expanding network of freestanding retail stores, worldwide.  When PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) (then known as Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation) acquired the Company in May 2010, Gehring also assumed the role of CEO of PVH’s international operations, while Hilfiger remains the Company's Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for all aspects of the design process.


Tommy Hilfiger today has become a global brand with strong recognition and a distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,200 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.


Basic Function:

Works closely with design and production to produce and execute a line that is well balanced, trend right, competitively priced, saleable.  Communicate daily with production, design, & sales team to ensure that we are all on the same page.


Develops an overarching women’s wholesale merchandising strategy for the US market.  Creates and manages the operational business plan to maximize productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction levels.


Duties & Responsibilities:

    Manage markdown prices seasonally.

    Initiate style SKU / plan for upcoming season; gives design guidelines to design; limits over-development

    Develop ideas and communications those ideas clearly and consistently to design, planning, and sales team.

    Edit line with Merchandising & Design to establish a well balanced line that is trend right, saleable with appropriate assortments and product flow.

    Update budget to have a line planned according to class percentages, reacting to ever changing market needs

    Assort buys by door cluster and classification, by style and color to ensure Tommy’s vision is executed at retail, paying close attention down to the smallest door

    Suggest price-points to have a competitively priced line that is profitable, meeting our margin goal

    Shop the market for fashion trends, update competitive analysis reports

    Provide sales with tools to sell the line at market including all products attribute and product assortments

    Multi-classification merchandising experience and follow through skills.





    Excel proficient

    Experience working with Macy’s preferred

    Fabric knowledge

    Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational skills

    Retail math


It is the policy of PVH 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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