Senior Technical Developer Soft Woven

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14 Jan 2022
28 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 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 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 Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear division is one of the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger Europe. Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, the team is split into 4 sub teams: Design, Production, Product Development, Buying & Planning and Merchandising & Sales

These 4 teams work together in an informal setting to create superbly styled and high-end quality products for a global consumer base. Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear presents 4 collections per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

The Position
As a senior Technical developer working in the Womenswear Division, you will be part of the Technical team creating and executing seasonal collections for the product category "Soft woven". You will work closely with a Senior Designer in the team, the product developers and the merchandise team for the planning and development of each seasonal collection.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Must be accurate, skilled and knowledgeable within technical development of soft separates, shirting & dresses.
  • Control and maintain a consistent block library and driving any seasonal block refresh amendments across the supply base.
  • Responsible for creating and controlling sample specs from initial concept sketch to bulk production.
  • Communicate and work closely with designer and product developer to interpret sketches & styling, collection overview and achieve shared deadlines and margins.
  • Working closely with Merchandising to understand the market needs and how best to interpret and implement these requested within the collection.
  • Liaising with European and Asian vendors and PVH overseas buying offices.
  • Sample tracking and in-house sample management.
  • Handling of daily issues in end to end technical development process; including spec development, fitting, vendor support & maintaining quality standards.
  • Adhere to critical path, both internally and externally to support the development and production of the collection achieving on time for delivery at all stages of the process.
  • Cross functional partnership to ensure correct product is delivered in accordance to design, merchandising, technical and quality requirements
  • Drive fit meetings including capturing comments, changes & communicating these internally and externally.
  • Work closely with product managers & internal teams to capture, troubleshoot & resolve any product related risks during the development process.
  • Work within our PLM system to ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain tracking spreadsheets & departmental spreadsheets.
  • Analyze markets and competitors

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 5+ years of experience in technical development, sourcing & production in soft woven product.
  • Graduated at a degree level or equivalent in fashion design/ technology/ pattern cutting
  • Business English fluency (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent computer skills (PLM/ Illustrator/Microsoft office)
  • Understanding of 3D software such as Browzwear or Gerber 3D is preferable
  • An understanding of pattern making - a knowledge of Gerber system is advantageous
  • Good knowledge and keen interest in fabric, construction, and production operation
  • Eye for silhouette and attention to detail
  • Is able to work in a highly productive, sometime demanding environment with a hands-on mentality
  • Must have good organization skills
  • Practical and proactive
  • Flexible in travel, Far East approx. 1 to 2 times per year and Europe 4 times per year minimum.

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

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.