Senior Sports Designer - Tommy Hilfiger Menswear

Amsterdam, Netherlands
12 Jan 2022
29 Jan 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 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.

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 than1,400 retail storesthroughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of theTommy Hilfigerbrand were $9.2 billionin 2019

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includesTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY 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 MSW division consists of the following teams:
  • Design - designing and follow trends for seasonal collections.
  • Product Development
  • Merchandising and Sales - Responsible for the implementation of a successful product merchandising strategy that meets consumer needs and volume goals. Key contact to support all country sales teams with presenting the collection, support key account meetings and ensure effective and consistent communication between division, country sales and retail.
  • Planning - Drivers of the monthly demand forecasting for the replenishment business and managing the fashion projections for wholesale.
  • Planning and Control - Act as the interface between the division, central ops and finance

The Position

As a Senior Sports designer working in the Menswear Division you will be part of the Sports design team for designing and executing seasonal collections for the product category "Sports". You will work closely with the junior designer in the team, the developers from the development team, merchandise team, and the Design Director and Senior Design Director for the planning and development of the collection each season. You will design and execute seasonal range plans for review by the Design Directors.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Researching trends and performing market research that works into the Tommy Hilfiger Sports Menswear brand strategy
  • Translating Sports trends into a commercial collection
  • Working to the Divisional Calendar to meet deadlines
  • Have a good eye for placement graphics that represent the Tommy DNA.
  • Steer and coach team members and their creative processes and drive development of direct reports, where applicable
  • Making sure that the Tommy D.N.A. is seen in each garment.
  • Preparing all design sheets for divisional presentations and to focus on following up of each style
  • Manage, set goals, monitor progress, offer help and critique work for the Design team. - where applicable.
  • Preparing all selected and confirmed styles to be computerized and design sheets completed to a high standard for sending to buying offices globally.
  • Following up on selected fabrics and innovations each season with product developer and communicating to buying offices any design related communication for Retail special needs.
  • Working closely and communicate daily on issues and changes that arise from the development of designs selected. You will also partner with the product developer to ensure a smooth work flow each season when executing each style
  • Working closely with Tech Department for the executing of garment fittings.
  • To make sure all styles are to the highest standard, help find solutions to any problems that may come up in the fitting process.
  • Pre-paring overviews of the collection each season for merchandising Director and Team of Menswear and Creative Director.
  • Developing and understanding of fabrics and innovation based on the Menswear price range
  • Acting quickly to developing trends and filter this into special designed product for Retail/Wholesale.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Fashion design degree, ideally in Menswear design
  • 8-10 years of experience in Fashion Design with 7 years full experience in Menswear Sportswear design, with at least 3 years managing a team
  • In depth knowledge of fashion and sport product and fashion design
  • Excellent computer skills (Illustrator/Photoshop) 3D experience is an advantage
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal as English is the working language of the company
  • Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting
  • Strong team player, yet able to work independently when needed
  • Embrace the hands on, active, problem solving, open minded, dynamic, fun and fast pace environment
  • Fluent in English, excellent communication written and verbal

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 an up to date Mens Sportwear 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 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.