Design Assistant

Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
14 Jan 2022
14 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. 

The Position

  • Reporting into the design team, you will work researching and designing for your product group.
  • You will need to be organized, agile and flexible.  The projects are diverse; including seasonal RTW collections, celebrity partnerships, designer/brand collaborations and fashion shows
  • The right candidate needs to have great taste, drive, confidence and passion for design
  • A strong understanding of the premium market segment is essential, with an intuitive sense of how to implement these trends into the collection while making sure the brand DNA is present in every garment

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and design supporting your product area
  • Source and present creative research to be used as input to the collection concepts and design (e.g style outs, samples, mock-ups, trims)
  • Complete detailed tech packs for handover to product development and suppliers
  • Creation of decks and digital files for intercompany presentation
  • Uploading information to and following PLM (product lifecycle management system) from beginning to end
  • Attendance and participation at proto reviews, costing meetings and merchandising meetings throughout the critical path
  • Working to the Divisional Calendar to meet deadlines
  • Working closely and communicating daily on challenges and changes that arise during the development of product
  • Ensure all styles are to the highest possible standard and help find solutions to any problems that may come up during the fitting or proto process
  • Clear visual and verbal presentation skills; organization preparation throughout collection key meetings, take notes, make updates and revisions based on feedback/developments
  • A hardworking, organized team player, that’s a great communicator is essential

The Ideal Candidate

  • A degree from an BA/MA/alternative fashion design program 
  • Experience: 0-3 years’ experience – which can include strong internships
  • Skills: knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Some experience using PLM systems or understanding their concept. Willing to learn
  • Understanding of 3D Design (eg Browzwear/ Clo3D), good level of digital software aptitude and/or willing to learn
  • High level of attention to detail needed
  • Strong communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English are preferred as it is the company operational language
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A fast and organized personality to cope with the fast pace of seasons
  • Open communicator and able to make connections throughout the whole PVH family

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-19 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

Please apply with an up-to-date portfolio

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.