Junior Product Developer

Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Apr 2022
25 Jun 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brandsthat drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEINandTOMMYHILFIGERbrands.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

The Junior Product Developer will support in all aspects related to product development. He/she will collaborate closely with Design, Merchandising and Tech, as well as other stakeholders.

Key purpose of position
  • Support quality of product and achievement of margin & sustainability targets throughout the product development process, by collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, & vendors
  • Support the achievement of product-category specific KPIs (e.g. margins, sustainability, overdevelopment and on-time SMS delivery)
  • Support throughout the development process, by attending key meetings (e.g. raw materials meeting, proto review, final price meeting, SMS review), and advising on possible improvements of product and margins, and support in signing off styles
  • Support efficient workflows and product quality by adhering to (category specific) calendars
  • Maintain close relationships with supply value chain & vendors, in all aspects related to brand, & product expectations
  • Liaise & support Design for initial product development initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Global Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation, sustainability and to ensure competitive price points
  • Alongside manager advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product
  • Support on innovation and sustainability in line with company & divisional targets (e.g Make It Possible roadmap)
  • Support on digitization of product & 3D process throughout product lifecycle (from launch to sell in) alongside company & divisional roadmap & targets, in collaboration w/ the Digitalization Center of Excellence
  • Provide (ad hoc) analyses and reporting
  • Support in ad hoc business projects related to product, process and business requirements
  • Alongside manager set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins
  • Support discussions on FOB price expectations with Direct Vendors and supply value chain, calling out margin requirements for actual order quantities
  • Support on operational activities, including product development- and administrative activities , and escalate where required (e.g. overdevelopment, margin, lead time, MOQs, consulting on risk assessment, and ensuring accuracy of data in PLM)
  • Compile lead times of fabrics and trims/ possible lead times with supply value chain, B&P, and discuss allocations accordingly
  • Send vendor requests for protos and SMS to vendors, elaborate on requests during handover (on site) using technical packs, sketches, and measurement charts
  • Involved in risk assessment (e.g. checking test results for materials and garments), and collaborating with supply value chain, Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues
  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices)
  • Ad hoc tasks such as material library creation & maintenance, approvals, sample organizing, meeting preparation, etc

Key Responsibilities:
  • Research & development
  • Design advisory
  • Product Management
  • Cross functional communication & advisory
  • Operational activity support
  • Information maintenance/data integrity

The Ideal Candidate
  • 1+ years of experience minimum
  • A bachelor/ master's degree in fashion, clothing or textiles or equivalent experience in fashion, clothing or textiles industry
  • Good Communicator
  • PLM and Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Keen eye for product & detail
  • Proactive problem solver with attention to details
  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast paced environment with a hands-on approach
  • High data integrity
  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set
  • Embodies PVH values of individuality, passion, accountability, partnership & integrity
  • Good command of written & spoken English

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
  • 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.

COVID-19and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact ofCOVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting processmay be conducted remotely, primarilyvia phone and video calls. Once you're onboard, you'll join in our Work Smart hybrid way of working, which is focused on connection, collaboration and community, with our dynamic offices and workspaces there to facilitate teamwork and innovation.

In your initial call, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the full details of our Work Smart hybrid working policy, as well as any adapted measures that may be in place based on current government guidelines.