PVH Corp. Senior Analyst, Business Process - Merchandise Planning in New York, New York
The Business Process Management (BPM) organization contributes to PVH’s transformation through global adoption of new and enduring business capabilities. Our mission is to lead, listen and partner to create extraordinary value for our brands through process excellence. BPM optimizes business processes to deliver consistent, core capabilities balanced with flexibility to support value add brand/regional differences.
The BPM Planning Team operates as internal consultants across PVH, leading the design and implementation of planning leading practices and transformation programs.
The planning team serves as subject matter experts, guiding and supporting business units on integrated planning strategies/roadmaps, business process design, development of capabilities and systems, performance metrics, training, adoption, and continuous improvement.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Analyst, Business Process - Merchandise Planning is to support the advancement of PVH’s end to end Merchandise Planning business processes and capabilities which covers merchandise financial planning (sales, margins, inventory, OTB), assortment planning & buying, and inventory allocation.
This role will contribute to process optimization, support analysis of current and future state processes through modeling using BPM techniques, and help define and optimize how relevant business information flows throughout the enterprise. This role will also support implementation of JDA or other Merchandise Planning capabilities with focus on business enablement activities including business requirements & training documentation, user acceptance testing, training & business adoption, and continuous improvement.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Contribute as a Merchandise Planning Subject Matter Expert SME with strong working knowledge of merchandise and assortment planning business processes, leading practices, & tool (i.e. JDA or other) capabilities
Conduct “as is” discovery of current state Merchandise Planning processes to understand business requirements & improvement opportunities with delivery of new capabilities
Document future state business processes and requirements leveraging new capabilities
Perform current vs. future state assessments to assist business units with understanding of “from/to” change impacts
Support execution of change readiness action plans to ensure successful adoption
Assist preparation and execution of user acceptance testing
Regularly report and update on progress, timelines, and challenges
Develop Merchandise Planning “day in the life” business process training playbooks, how-to guides, and procedure documentation
Deliver Merchandise Planning “day in the life” training and conduct pre and post go-live evaluations to identify risks and drive training/adoption corrective actions
Monitor Merchandise Planning process performance & tool adoption with objective of diagnosing issues & identifying improvement actions
Support cross business unit forums to exchange of Merchandise Planning best practices, transfer knowledge, share adoption successes and learnings, and drive continuous improvement opportunities
Assist with management and documentations of enhancement requests across business units related to Merchandise Planning continuous improvements
Stay apprised of latest process and technology capabilities that can be applied to PVH Merchandise Planning processes
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 5 years Retail and/or Wholesale Merchandise Planning operational and/or consulting experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in business process management or improvement
Apparel or consumer products company experience preferred, especially a fast-moving, multi-channel consumer goods business
2+ year’s experience with a leading retail assortment management (RAMA) applications including Enterprise Planning, Assortment Planning, & Allocations. JDA strongly desired but not required.
Prefer experience with people management and/or project management
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Mathematics, or Fashion & Textile Merchandising.
Strong knowledge of Merchandise Planning domain
Practical experience designing and documenting business processes and sub-processes
Self-motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong quantitative, analytical and critical thinking skills, and financial/business acumen with proficiency in & ability to train retail math
Proven ability to educate and train others in new ways of doing business
Solid project management skills
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co . intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.
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.