Senior Designer - Calvin Klein Jeans Kids Wovens

Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 Dec 2021
31 Jan 2022
Full Time
About Calvin Klein

Calvin Kleinis a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and poweredby bold, progressive ideals. TheCalvin Kleinbrands -CK Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein UnderwearandCalvin Klein Performance- provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. TheCalvin Kleinbrands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewellery in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under theCalvin Kleinbrands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established forCalvin Kleinto provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of theCalvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe thatCalvin Kleinis well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favourite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success

The Position

The Senior Designer Wovens in the Calvin Klein Jeans Kids team, reporting into the Senior Design Manager, is part of the design team and is responsible for designing and executing seasonal collections for the product categories Outerwear / Tops (shirts, blouses) and Bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts & dresses). Our design team works across both genders and into a genderless range. For the age range of 4-16-years, with an inspirational focus on the pre-teens.

The Senior Designer has a strong understanding of the product categories he/she is responsible for. They work closely with the Senior Design Manager, Design Assistant and the Product Developer handling that same category. The key objective is to ensure creative commercial product ranges are designed and developed for the Kids division, in line with the Calvin Klein brand identity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Researching trends that work into the Calvin Klein Jeans Kids brand strategy, translating these into the collection on the direction of the Senior Design Manager and Global brand vision.
  • Translating the Outerwear & Woven trends into commercial collection working closely with the Design Manager both as with the Designer for Knitwear.
  • Working with the designers of the team to align the design aesthetics, seasonal details and the big ideas of the Creative Concept
  • Working to the Divisional Calendar to meet deadlines
  • Working closely and communicating daily with merchandise & product development
  • Creating print directions for your package in partnership with the Graphic design team.
  • Knowledge of different fabric qualities, wash techniques that fit the Calvin Klein Jeans Kids esthetic. Knowledge of the technical aspects within the Outerwear group specifically is preferred.
  • Following up on all changes that relate to the product area/styles on a daily basis
  • Preparing all Outerwear and woven worksheets for PLM system management
  • Working closely with Tech Department and PD for the fitting process and develop new shapes based on trend.
  • Responsible to follow up on selected fabrics each season with product developer
  • Supports and partners with product development to execute each style, making sure that the Calvin Klein Jeans Kids D.N.A. is seen in each garment.
  • Work well in a team environment utilizing strong communication skills
  • Develop and understand product knowledge each season.
  • Keen interest in 3D design (Lotta & VStitcher) as the Calvin Klein Jeans Kids team takes the lead in the PVH digital journey to digitize our whole product chain

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor Leveldegree (orequivalent) in Fashion Design
  • Experience: at least 7 years experience in fashion Design, preferably at lease 3 years' experience within Outerwear direction.
  • Skills: Strong use of Illustrator and Photoshop. Must be able to draw in Illustrator. Understanding of PowerPoint and Excel for specification work.
  • Good understanding of constructions and materials.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A fast and organized designer to cope with the fast pace of seasons.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English are a must.
  • 3D design programs Lotta & VStitcher are a plus
  • Team player
  • Creates partnership and able to work within a team

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 your Kids Portfolio with your application.

COVID-19 andWorkingat PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19 and look ahead to shaping our new ways of working, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. This meansall ofour teams, including HR, work a bit differently*. Our Recruiting process is conducted remotely, primarily via phone and video calls. New hires will be welcomed through an adapted, at-home onboarding program. Equipment will be delivered safely to your front doors.

We will continue to work this way untilSeptember 2021, andare looking to shape a more hybrid work-from-home / office model in the coming months.

Should your application be successful, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the recruitment process and Covid Work policies in your initial call.

*Please note that should you be applying for a role at our PVH Studios, or in our distribution facilities, the hybrid model already applies.

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 ofdiversity, andtake 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.