Senior Manager Concept Implementation

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PVH Europe is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein. The company is founded on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that’s fueled by passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Position Description and responsibilities:

The role of the Senior Senior Manager Concept Implementation is a role with multiple x-functional responsibilities. It manages and develops further standards, content and processes with various teams across Retail and Procurement. It allows insights and learnings on a wider scope in regards of Retail concept design, Store&Shop in Shop development, Procurement and different country and regions.

The role has responsibility at a global level for Tommy Hilfiger, EMEA for Calvin Klein and could gain a broader reach for Izod and other brands in the future.

The role is crucial for the success of the overall team being the pillar and interface between Concept design, Store&SIS development as well as procurement and partly VM&Windows and the regions.

The role has 2 direct reports. Concept Content Specialist – taking care of opening pack items, supporting on demand and stock level management as well as sample library. And the Project Manager Fixture production – taking care of locally or partner set up fixture production, supervising the fixture quality, design and concept compliance.

The role has 3 key responsibilities areas.

Concept content

  • The role takes care of the communication and distribution of all store concept related information and documentation to all regions, countries, internal and external stakeholder
  • Monitoring the creation and update of the relevant documents and flagging issues is part of the responsibility
  • With that the role is a crucial “go to person” and source of information for functions around the globe such as Concept design, store&SIS development, VM, procurement, vendors and others
  • The role facilitates the brief and kick off of new concept items
  • The role facilitates the creation of the brief for new concept developments with the input of the stakeholder such as EVP Omnichannel, SVP Global Retail Concept & Design & Development, EVP Creative services, division, VM and others

Concept planning

  • Develop and monitor together with the Concept design director the concept planning timelines and process
  • Keep a clear communication with all relevant stakeholders on concept changes, potential issues, risks and delays
  • Develop and own the process and the timelines of new concept implementation or changes and coach and lead all stakeholders through the process (Store&SIS Development, Vendors, procurement, country and region).
  • Control and lead the process for concept or item switches for demand planning and stock level phasing out and in of items on stock.

Stock management

  • Be the owner and representation for the concept and store&SIS function for demand and stock planning
  • Own the information, ensure updates and improvements of processes and tools for reporting and forecasting as well as depletion of slow movers
  • Be the key department link with procurement
  • Manage and align the demand planning and stock level management (top up and depletion) with all functions such as Store&SIS Dev, Concept design, VM, procurement, external parties as vendors (Fixture vendors, architectural agencies etc.) and potentially other stakeholders such as countries
  • Communicate risks and challenges in timely manner

Other

  • Arrange the development of documents for concept guidelines and distribution of material samples
  • Support of global TH regions in regards of overall concept execution and others (e.g. opening pack items, etc)
  • Ensure taking care of locally or partner set up fixture production, supervising the fixture quality, design and concept compliance

Requirements:

  • Fluent in English additional languages are a plus
  • Very strong communicator being able to communicate on different levels
  • Objective
  • Ability to understand complex needs and situations
  • Highly developed intercultural skills
  • Structured & analytical affinity & knowledge of retail design and store development, sourcing, processes and timelines
  • Implementation and development of new processes and solutions
  • Ability in finding solutions and overcome potential barriers
  • Self-starter
  • Senior professional with a minimum of 5 – 8 years’ experience.
  • University degree and experience of in retail, design, fixture or industrial design, retail development or similar
  • International travel 10-20%

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