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PVH Corp. Sr. Production Merchandiser in İstanbul, Turkey

About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands, as well as the digital-centric True&Co. intimates brand. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.

The Team

Supply Value Chain department in PVH Europe focuses on the full network between company and its suppliers and customers. The Team drives strategic and operational processes that enables the business to ensure modern and compliant supply chain.

The Position

Participate in handovers leading to production ready milestone & follow through to final production, ensuring quick resolution to delays & smooth outbound process in coordination w/ Logistics, Supply Planning & other connected functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support sourcing strategy definition
  • Create visibility on vendor’s production performance & collaborate with METs, Planning to improve over time

  • Provide inputs into sourcing strategy from production perspective (vendor strengths, capabilities, weaknesses)

  1. Participate in handover meetings leading up to Production Ready
  • Ensure clear understanding of tech pack, highlight key call outs and potential risks from production perspective and counteractions executed

  • Ensure risk assessment call outs are addressed with vendors & follow through to resolution in coordination w/ Product Integrity

  1. Ensure timely production follow up & tracking to AC plan by Production Management team
  • Monitor production status through WIP, reporting tools, ensure quick problem solving at factory level

  • Check the issue-case file which is prepared by factory & ensure CAPs defined and implemented to address root causes

  • Review last factory visit recaps to keep track of progress made

  • Raise potential issues to senior management with the use of Escalation Chart and maintain the accuracy of the Escalation Chart

  1. Drive fast issue resolutions for delays/ changes
  • Ensure Production Management teams effectively manage vendor ACD requests (extend or advance). If it is extended, keep original ACD where possible or follow up w/ Buying/Planning teams to request updates

  • Execute PO maintenance procedures & identify opportunities to harmonize across brands where possible

  • Resolve other operational issues e.g., production split shipment, over/short shipment qty, outbound queries, IM coordination

  1. Support capacity planning and seasonal/NOS Buy Plans
  • Own the process of local capacity planning, seasonal and non-seasonal buy plans together with central Buying & Planning teams

  • Negotiate with vendors for the most efficient lead times

  • Syncronize AC Dates according to business needs and inbound plans

  • Issue and distribute Purchase Orders to vendors and follow confirmations

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum of 4-7 years of experience in apparel sourcing / manufacturing environment

  • Prior experience in sourcing and production processes, resolving production issues & engaging with vendors, divisions, sourcing teams to course correct as needed

  • Capability to build seasonal and non-seasonal production planning

  • Experience of the end-to-end value process; ability to work with both product teams, sourcing teams and external vendors

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Degree in Textiles, Fashion or supply chain management preferred

  • MBA is a plus

  • Leadership & coaching

  • Negotiation skills

  • Interpersonal skills & Communication

  • Computer, technically competent

  • Team management capability

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University

  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality

  • A monthly Covid home- office budget

  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule

  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

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

DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.