Product Developer, Tommy Hilfiger

Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posted
04 May 2022
Closes
18 Jun 2022
Ref
PVH1USR31160WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
Department Description:

The Product Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Tommy Hilfiger.

You will contribute to setting-up the TH Product Development team in Hong Kong, which is fully part of the TH Global Product Development team (based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands). This local hub is based in Hong Kong and focused to develop styles for the Chinese consumer

Next to the local Product development team, this Hub will also have a dedicated Design team based in Hong Kong, who you will work closely with. Together with the local Merchandise team, the objective of the Hub is to create better local relevant product, in line with the TH Global Design direction.

The Role:
  • Based in PVH Hong Kong office, as part of the Tommy Hilfiger (TH) Europe Product Development team
  • Reporting into the Manager Product Development of the Hong Kong team
  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin & sustainability targets throughout the product development process, by collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, & vendors
  • Contribute to improving the Product Development team, oversee and consult on operational activities
  • Close collaboration and full alignment with TH Global Product Development team (the Netherlands) and provide input to the Global team on China market specifics, trends etc.
  • Responsible for achieving product-category specific KPIs (e.g. margins, sustainability, overdevelopment and on-time SMS delivery)
  • Responsible for product management 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 signing off styles
  • Responsible for maintaining 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 with Design for initial product development initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation, sustainability and to ensure competitive price points
  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product
  • Execute & collaborate on innovation and sustainability in line with company & divisional targets (e.g Make It Possible roadmap)
  • Execute & collaborate 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
  • Engage in ad hoc business projects related to product, process and business requirements
  • Set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins, as set by Product Merchandising
  • Execute 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)
  • Review lead times of fabrics and trims/ possible lead times with supply value chain, B&P, and discuss allocations accordingly
  • Involved in risk assessment (e.g. checking test results for materials and garments), and collaborating with sourcing, 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 (5-7):
  • Research & development
  • Design advisory
  • Product Management
  • Cross functional communication & advisory
  • Operational activity supervision
  • Information maintenance/data integrity
  • Ad hoc

Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience minimum, preferably in mens apparel
  • A bachelor/ master's degree in fashion, clothing or textiles or equivalent experience in fashion, clothing or textiles industry
  • Product knowledge of apparel preferably within relevant category including PD process
  • Knowledge in fabrics/trims quality and color approval
  • Effective communication skills: team player, interdepartmental collaboration, stakeholder management
  • Good aesthetic and sense in making commercial judgment
  • Proactive problem solver with attention to detail
  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast paced environment with a hands-on approach
  • Inclusive Team Player
  • High data integrity
  • Strong analytical skills, eye for detail
  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set
  • Embodies PVH values of individuality, passion, accountability, partnership & integrity
  • Good command of written & spoken English