Senior Specialist Concept Design

Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
Full Time
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 iconicCALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. 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

The Calvin Klein store design and concept team EMEA+ is a creative hub within the PVH Omnichannel organization. This department oversees the concept design for full price, shop-in-shop and outlet stores throughout the EMEA+ region.The team works in parallel with the visual merchandising, store development, supply chain and project management teams to development and execute the design of Calvi

n Klein stores throughout the EMEA+ region. The team environment is collaborative, inclusive, dynamic, innovative, resourceful, open and respectful.

The Position

The Senior Concept Specialist reports to the Director for Store Design and Concept and will work with other team members to realize store designs throughout the EMEA+ region. Main responsibilities will include the overseeing of the store design and the development of the concept into workable solutions that can be executed in a variety of markets. The Senior Concept Specialist will work with internal departments and external consultants to realize the best possible design solutions and execution of designs to the highest standards. The position requires a balance between creative, technical and analytical thinking.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work proactively and collaboratively within the Concept team to execute store designs for Calvin Klein in the EMEA+ region
  • Work closely with the Director of Store Design and the Concept Manager on developing concepts, creating guidelines and creating design standards to ensure optimum store roll out procedures for full price, shop-in-shop and outlet stores
  • Work with an external agency to create store layouts according the latest Calvin Klein store concept and the provided site conditions
  • Support internal teams on concepts and design reviews
  • Work as part of the Concept team to review and approve designs for stores, shop-in-shop and outlet projects (around 60 stores and 300 SIS projects average per year)
  • Find solutions for design and technical issues due to site requirements
  • Assist the Project Management team with design queries and solutions
  • Effectively communicate concept strategy to the markets and relevant stakeholders internally/externally
  • Develop fixtures from concept design to prototyping and create the relevant documentation to incorporate into design packages, catalogues and guidelines
  • Overseeing compilation and approval of fixture catalogues, vendor installation manuals and standard fixture configurations
  • Define production/depletion strategy for fixtures and opening pack items considering demand and stock levels
  • Value engineering and final approval of manufacturing drawings and prototypes
  • Provide production strategy based on VM needs and requirements

The Ideal Candidate
  • A good balance between creative, technical and analytical thinking. The ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve and prioritize tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
  • In depth knowledge of retail design, experience design and the retail environment
  • University degree in Interior Design or Architecture or related qualification
  • Minimum five to seven years' design experience with a working experience at an international design agency or in a brand environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneous requiring efficient communication, organization, time management, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Results oriented person with a strong focus on high quality delivery
  • Can work independently and collaboratively with multinational teams
  • Positive, enthusiastic and proactive personality to be able to handle various stakeholders across the organization and communicate successfully with stakeholders across levels and cultures
  • Experience design and visual merchandising experience is a big plus
  • Good understanding of different store types and tiering principles
  • Strong Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop and related software skills

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus 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 ourbrands,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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