Senior Technical Developer - Mens woven bottoms and denim

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 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 than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were $9.2 billion in 2019

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includes TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY 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.

Position Description: 

The Senior Technical Developer will work cross divisionally within the TH Menswear and Tommy Jeans division on Men’s Woven Bottoms and Denim including TH Collection. As a senior you will technically support and work closely with designers and product developers to realize seasonal collections.

The role:

  • Own the fit process from proto to bulk production whilst ensuring quality standards are maintained throughout.
  • Create seasonal style specs and techpacks for handover to vendors within set deadlines.
  • Maintain and update existing block patterns ensuring these are up to date and accurate.
  • Create new block patterns as needed.
  • Maintain sizing standards and grading and approve these in PLM.
  • Prepare and relay fit comments to factories and ensure these are accurately executed.
  • Arrange and lead fit sessions.
  • 3D – Work closely with designers to create 3D seasonal digital assets if and when needed.
  • Manage the critical path and optimize work processes.
  • Standardize and align best practices to boost speed and simplify processes.
  • Focus on garment engineering to drive improvement of product margins.
  • Advise design & product development teams on blocks to use and cultivate a culture of block adherence.
  • Risk-assess and flag any production or quality issues throughout a style’s development and work together with relevant offshore teams to find appropriate solutions.
  • Take regular factory visits to oversee proto, sampling and production stages.

The Candidate:

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience as a Technical Developer within the industry with denim product knowledge.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of pattern making as well as denim construction methods is essential.
  • Is comfortable working independently and is a decision maker.
  • Should be capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines, is proactive and a strong team player willing to share knowledge.
  • Comfortable working closely with divisional heads, designers and product developers on new ideas and interpretations.
  • Should have a keen eye for detail and quality with good communication and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should enjoy problem solving and have a passion for getting things done.
  • Experience dealing with offshore factories/suppliers is beneficial.
  • Flexible to travel at least 4 times a year to Asia and Europe.
  • PLM or CAD experience is beneficial (Gerber) however training can be provided.
  • 3D Browzwear experience a plus

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafés 
  • 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 smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule 

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