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, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene 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 Department and Team
Here at PVH we are transforming the fashion industry by breaking conventions, exploring ways to push boundaries to deliver fashion for good and constantly accelerating the pace in which we do business. The sustainable business and innovation team are pivotal in developing PVH into a more sustainable, equitable and future focused organization that continuously rethinks value. Innovation; product, business and digital, have become a key driver to achieving our success across our brands and business. In order to retain relevance with the consumer and grow the business in a world with constrained resources we must create new products, develop digital approaches and re-engineer our business models. We partner with vendors, innovators, start-ups and accelerators as well as with business divisions and departments on the development and creation of new materials and products, digitalization of the value chain, new (digital) consumer offerings and breakthrough business models that reinvent our business.
As a member of the sustainable business & innovation leadership team, this role is responsible for defining and leading the Innovation strategy, and the tactical oversight on project creation, scoping, project management, execution, and delivery of the innovation funnel, from concept-to-consumer for all PVH brands and departments. Looking to the horizon this role drives innovation through our organization and is key to adapting our approaches and accelerating our business growth in a VUCA, ever-changing world.
Set and safeguard the innovation North star, objectives and priorities, at all times linking them to the broader company and brand strategies
Strategy and end-to-end ownership for innovation roadmap and new bets for global brand and the PVH Europe organization
Develop the 4 different streams under Innovation to seamlessly deliver on the global brand and business vision, with an emphasis on further development of the digital, business and culture streams, bringing in more holistic concept thinking into the product team and structuring long-term innovation capacity
Ensure the right approaches and capacity for all phases of the innovation funnel and steer the team for results and focus from concept creation to launch, in partnership with the relevant stakeholders
Realize commercialization in close alignment with the commercial business teams to ensure adoption and scale up of projects
Own the discipline behind the go to market process driving to execute seasonally as relevant
Structure a value-based approach through a combination of financial viability, consumer orientedness and data driven methodologies
You will partner with core teams across Design, Sustainability, Circular Business, Digital Ventures, E-commerce and Retail to understand current business models and to introduce mid and long-term innovation plans to accelerate and transform our organization
Increase the innovation adoption capacity of the broader organization through the right structures, support and capacity building
The Ideal Candidate:
At least 15 years of working experience in an international business environment
Strong knowledge and experience in innovation, in fashion or another FMCG environment
State of the art understanding of innovation funnel management (including long term innovation), design thinking and consumer centered innovation
Strong understanding of digital product development
Excellent business acumen and strategic capacity
Visionary leader with a participative style
Creative and entrepreneurial mind
Sound understanding of consumer and brand environment and ability to constantly find the connection with consumer, brand and business strategy
Very strong communication skills
A truly collaborative mindset with excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills
What You Can Expect from Us:
Working in a fast-paced international business environment in the fashion industry that encourages an entrepreneurial mindset, employees that are driven, solution oriented and value a collaborative culture
Direct exposure to Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe executive management teams
Managing a highly skilled team of 14 people, with opportunity to grow
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafés
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 smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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.