Pattern Cutter

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
12 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022

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 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 Calvin Klein 

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by  bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands — CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin 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. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019. 

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world’s favorite 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 Team 

The Technical Development Team is a dynamic product creation team working to develop product from concept through to production supporting all product categories throughout the Calvin Klein EU collection – CK Sportswear, CK Jeans & CK Jeans Kids.  We work in a concise workflow through technical development, pattern making, vendor collaboration & with a digital mindset in 3D product creation.  We collaborate on a daily basis with Design, Product Development & Merchandising to ensure that the product and market needs are met for our consumer.  We work across all product categories, with respect to specialist needs of each product type.  We have a strong link to our offshore offices and vendors – with a day-to-day workflow ensuring product quality throughout the development process. 

The Position 

The Pattern Cutter for mens wovens will supporting all divisions on the pattern and technical development across all categories.  Within a fast paced working environment, you will focus is on high quality product with perfect fit, beautiful construction and finishing.

You will develop product within an end to end development process – concept to production - creating pattern for new blocks and seasonal styles.  Working closely with the vendors and offshore team within the process - reviewing & developing prototype samples, signing off production fit samples, providing the necessary graded spec and production comments – recording all date in PLM.  Some travel will be required for vendor collaboration, product improvement and seasonal launch. 

You will work very closely with your counterparts in Product Development, Design and Merchandising – ensuring to have a close connection to design direction, market needs and vendor strategy.  Always with a focus on high quality product with perfected fit – across all size ranges we provide; Standard, Plus, Big & Tall. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Pattern Creation for mens wovens – Seasonal and Block developments 
  • Technical Development – from Prototype to production 
  • Maintain block book for Mens Woven categories  
  • Close Collaboration with Design, PD and Merchandising counterparts
  • To ensure that the off shore teams and vendors are up to speed with developments 
  • Reporting on Development KPI’s – maintaining data in PLM 

The Ideal Candidate description:  

  • At least 5 years experience as Pattern Cutter – In depth knowledge of Gerber required, experience in 3D is advantageous  
  • A Bachelor/ Master’s degree in Pattern Cutting or Technical Development  
  • Adept to working with tight timelines, able to collaborating with many people and translate their needs into the product through your area of expertise
  • We are looking for a flexible, knowledgeable, adaptable, confident person, who thrives in a fast paced, exciting work environment – they should have a team centric mindset, focus on product excellence and be passionate about our consumer and everything digital 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to drive conversations with Vendors, Buying offices, Design and Development/Production stakeholders 

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 

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