Product Developer - Knits

Location
Amsterdam (Stad), Noord-Holland (NL)
Posted
18 Oct 2021
Closes
18 Nov 2021
Ref
R24744

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, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand. True&Co. 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.

About Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 16,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were $9.2 billion in 2019

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includes TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups and is recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.
Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear, women’s collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage.

The Team
The Tommy World of Men division is one of the main business drivers, based in the Amsterdam global head office the team is split into 4 sub teams;

  • Design
  • Production, Sourcing & Development
  • Buying & Planning
  • Merchandise  and Sales

These 4 teams work together in an informal setting on creating superbly styles and high end quality products for the global consumer base.

The Position
The Product Developer Knits is coordinating the product development process from sketch until final product in stores. The product is developed, produced, controlled and achieved based on the standards and goals established in the division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Design for initial sourcing initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Global Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation and to ensure competitive price points
  • Collaborate with textile agents and mills to identify new fabric and trim- trends and ensure mills are briefed on new development requests
  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product
  • Responsible for product management throughout the development process, by attending key meetings (e.g. raw materials meeting, proto review, final price meeting, SMS review), and advising on possible improvements of product and margins , and signing off (pre production) samples
  • Collaborate with merchandising to set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins
  • Negotiate FOB prices with Direct Vendors and Buying Office throughout the development and production process, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities
  • Review and monitor bulk orders with Buying & Planning to ensure timeliness of style bookings for bulk delivery and advise on pre-booking of raw materials
  • Send vendor requests for protos and SMS to vendors, elaborate on requests during handover (on site) using technical packs, sketches, and measurement charts, assist / monitor vendors during production, and manage escalation of issues during (bulk) production
  • Responsible for production process follow up by tracking WIP chart, and act on any production issue with the objective to ensure quality and timeliness of the product, and inform buying & planning on reasons of delay where necessary
  • Involved in risk assessment and assignment of care labels, collaborating with Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues
  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices), by continuously updating the system
  • Provide analyses and reporting on KPIs related to product development (e.g. margins, vendor performance, season evaluation)

The Ideal Candidate

  • Higher textile education
  • Minimum of 3-5 year experience in development, sourcing and production - preferably in knits
  • Used to working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good communication skills in English- written and oral
  • Excellent time management and very strong organizational skills
  • A confident team player
  • Ability to change and adjust to new systems and set ups  - previous knowledge in PLM or Excel is an advantage
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with various teams  and efficient problem solving skills
  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude

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 an up to date portfolio and motivational letter with your application. We would love to see your aesthetic as well how you commercially design to understand 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. 

 

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