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June 30, 2021

Sustainability roles driving PVH Corp hiring spree

The number of active job advertisements at apparel giant PVH Corp has increased by over 400% since Q2 2020 as the company ramps up hiring globally.

By Beth Wright

The Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brand owner has also made a considerable jump in hiring sustainability roles, from two jobs advertised in Q2 2020 to 26 in Q1 2021. Out of 96 total posted jobs in June 2021, 18 are related to sustainability, finds data and analytics company GlobalData.

“PVH envisions a future with end-to-end online shopping for sustainably produced clothing. The company’s ‘Fashion Forward’ strategy looks at making the business circular, reducing its carbon footprint and providing an inclusive and accessible brand experience to create equal opportunities for all,” explains Srinivas Rahul, business fundamentals analyst at GlobalData.PR13342.pngThe group has posted a ‘director, omnichannel, PVH China’ position as a part of its omnichannel strategy to maximise online and offline sales in China. Other senior-level postings include ‘senior director, e-commerce – Tommy Hilfiger’ for the US and Canada markets; and ‘enior director technology, e-commerce and marketing’, for digital commerce technology and direct-to-consumer solutions in Europe.

Rahul continues: “PVH is expanding and creating a sustainable business transformation team to support sustainability issues management; execute new CR risk initiatives; and incorporate sustainability/CR considerations into potential future global mergers and acquisitions. Further, its sustainable business corporate strategy will include updating to a global climate change strategy, increasing biodiversity and on-product sustainability communications, further implementing traceability and AI, and improving sustainable business ROI analysis.”

The company posted a new role, ‘director, sustainability strategy – PVH Corp’, to drive its corporate responsibility strategy globally. Further, the ‘vice president, innovation (sustainable business transformation) – Calvin Klein’ role looks to support more sustainable business through its CK Forward platform, a dedicated corporate responsibility, sustainability, and social impact platform.

In addition, the ‘director, sustainability strategy opps and comms – Calvin Klein’ will look at communication and deployment of CK Global Sustainable Business Strategy, while the ‘vice president, sustainability’ is responsible for delivering on multi-year targets and commitments.

Rahul adds: “Business transformation roles for innovative strategies and technologies are expected to experience an uptick and ESG hiring is expected to remain strong in the foreseeable future.”

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