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Allocator (Region North) - Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein

Listing ID: 1444113

Allocator (Region North) - Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: PVH
Location: West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP
Reference Number: R34749
Salary / Wage: Competitive
Reporting To: Senior Merchandiser
Twitter Handle: @PVHCorp
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 4 days
About: With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues.

Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic.

Founded in 1985, and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognised for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style.

PVH Merchandising is responsible for the budgeting, product trading and supply chain strategy for the Region North business. In a constantly changing retail environment, they look to drive the optimum assortment for each retail location, based upon: customer profile, sales targets and regional retail landscape.

Working closely with all key retail stakeholders (buying, retail operations, visual merchandising and store teams) collaboration, strong communication and a passion for opportunity and success are the foundations for this team!

The Allocator plays an integral role within the PVH Merchandising team, providing accurate information for allocation planning, stock replenishment and trading purposes to ensure stock is directed to the stores in the right volumes at the right time to optimise profitability.

The Allocator will be specifically responsible for Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Full Price (Retail Stores, Consignments and Concessions) across at Region North (UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics).

Responsibilities include

Best In Class Merchandising:

  • Create initial allocation plans for Never Out of Stock (NOS) and seasonal assortments and proactively amend these plans based on changing trading environment
  • Review and monitor replenishment levels to maximise opportunity across store portfolios
  • Review performance and propose actions to the best sellers and top performing stores in time to positively impact future trade
  • Analyse individual store performance and suggest action plans
  • Assist merchandising team in producing daily/weekly reporting (e.g. Expected Deliveries, % Shipped Report, Pack and Hold etc.) for all channels across the business (Retail, Outlets, Concessions)
  • Assist merchandising team in end-of-the-season and in-season markdown preparations (all channels). Ensure stock builds for sale and promotional events by store are accurate and carried out in time
  • Build and maintain seasonal product database (Retail, Concessions)
  • Support in raising initial and in-season orders when the business needs dictates (all channels)

​Cohesion:

  • Regular communication with peers across the region to align on best practices
  • Participate in Area Manager Contact Scheme
  • Liaise with Store/Concession Managers regarding deliveries/Inbound Transportations (IBTs) (all channels) and ensure deliveries in and out of the stores/concessions are dispatched/received in accordance with the company guidelines (all channels)
  • Support ongoing relationships with transportation companies, provide with service feedback, attend meetings with the partners etc
  • Manage weekly communication with Supply Chain team to feedback any changes to delivery schedule
  • Support Outlet team with UK warehouse stock integrity management
  • Chase up missing deliveries/transfers with the transport companies
  • Book and track all transfers (IBT’s) across the business (all channels.

High Performing Team:

  • Ensure Assistant Merchandisers are fully briefed and ready for Monday trade - provide actions at line detail
  • Undertake general administrative duties, including filing, photocopying, faxing, emails, answering telephone and communicating with the retail business

Systems & AI:

  • Full understanding of all internal systems and processes
  • Design and run any ad-hoc reporting where necessary
  • Understand and share knowledge of any new AI tools

About YOU:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally a degree with Mathematical bias
  • Advanced Excel skills with basic understanding of formula creation and large data management
  • Basic knowledge of Stock Management Systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Excellent planning and analytical skills enabling you to Take Ownership in your work
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships with ease to Make Informed Decisions
  • Commercially astute and a confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels to Inspire Trust
  • Work well with change, being able to Adapt Fast and work with pace

About WHAT WE OFFER

At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates – both at home and at work.

PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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