Imaging Manager

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Dec 2021
06 Apr 2022
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, 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

Fitting within the wider Marketing and Communications group, PVH STUDIOS (PVHS) produces over150,000 image assets each year for both Tommy Hilfiger (TH) and Calvin Klein (CK), primarily for the brands' global Ecommerce (E-Com) websites. From its new state-of-the-art 23,500 sq. ft. facility in Amsterdam, PVHS strives to blend operational excellence with creative elevation to ensure best-in-class digital fashion consumer experiences, every day. With 9 fully-equipped Ecommerce bays running on the latest tech, 2 Editorial Studios with drive-in capacity, a Still Life Studio, Equipment Room, Sample Management area, cafe with full menu, kitchen, offices, meeting rooms and chill-out spaces (oh...and a jump-up sound system) - it is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Position

This critical role brings imaging innovation into the PVHS team. Having been at the fore-front of creating scalable technical imaging workflows (either as Lead Photographer, Tech or Post), the right candidate will now be at the forefront of imaging technologies and lead teams to invent new content production techniques for 'POST-COVID' fashion consumers.

Always willing to try new things with a bias for optimism, the Imaging Manager will partner with internal and external stakeholders to improve current workflows and implement new ones. The will be ultimately accountable for technical stability and providing teams the expertise needed to perform their roles every day. Equally, the role will also lead be example and often be active 'On-Set' or in an operational capacity.

Reporting into the Senior Creative Manager, the role finally has strong creative remit producing inspiring fashion content at volume. It continually sense-checks the aesthetic quality-bar and asks "What is enough for the consumer"? It elevates quality but is realistic on where reasonable boundaries exist. The role is vigilant against complexity, exception and subjectivity. It partners closely with Operations & Production Teams to drive studio operational excellence every day whilst ensuring standards are always met.

In terms of behavior, the Imaging Manager navigates ambiguity and remains calm and pragmatic when direction unavoidably changes. This is a role-model position for the PVHS 'HOW WE ACT' principles.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and lead all technical imaging teams (FTE and Freelance) at PVH Studios across Photography, Video, Lighting, Digital Capture, Image Tooling, Post-Production and integration with E-Commerce platfrom technology.
  • Own ALL technical output delivered by PVHS teams with ultimate accountability for technical execution inside agreed studios workflows.
  • Research, innovate and invent new scalable content experiences (AI, AR, UGC, Video etc) for digital consumers pushing boundaries and inspring organizational collabroation to realize vision.
  • Partner with PVHS Art Directors (AD's) to lead creative teams to consitently hit quality-bar.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the studio 'Aesthetic Variables' KPI.
  • Work closely with PVHS Leadership team to optimize studio efficiencies every day.
  • Test and implement new E-Com PDP Guidelines alongside internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyse consumer data to inform content innovation and technical improvements.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with global brand leadership and technical teams.
  • Contribute to Monthly/Quarterly Business Reviews with E-Com and Marketing Leaders.
  • Technical and executional lead on 'Special Projects'.
  • Shoot at least 3 x days per week to lead by example.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 12 x years experience in a Lead Photography or Digital Imaging role within high-volume E-Com fashion workflows and with proven experience inventing new imaging techniques.
  • Background in balancing creative with commercial, operational and strategic business priorities
  • Elevated creative portfolio resonating with contemporary fashion consumers.
  • Hunger to drive automation and standardize workflows whilst maintaining creative standards.
  • Strong supplier and stakeholder management skills preferably with some agency experience.
  • Proven track-record of inspiring, managing and directing creative teams (comprising of Photographers, Stylists, Models, Hair & Make-Up Artists, Digital Technicians and Retouchers.)

*Flexibility on scope of role is critical as PVH Studios continues to evolve alongside wider business change and consumer demands. As such, duties described here may change and are not exhaustive. *

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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