Senior Pattern Designer

Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
05 May 2022
05 Jun 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.

The Department & Team 

The Technical Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Tommy Jeans. Responsible for the end to end technical development of the product, from initial concept through to physical garments, pioneering high quality & product excellence, as well as delivering on company & divisional KPI’s.  

Closely partnering with a number of stakeholders, from PD, design & merchandising, through to supply value chain, & global teams this role plays an intricate part in delivering the Tommy Hilfiger brand DNA. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Highly skilled, accurate and knowledgeable within pattern cutting, development & fitting of Denim & woven pants.

  • Responsible for the control and maintenance of 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.

  • Collaborate 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.

  • 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 

  • Liaising with PVH overseas offices and collaborating with sourcing, Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues.

  • Sample tracking and in-house sample management.

  • Engage in ad hoc business projects related to product, process and business requirements 

  • 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.

  • Analyse markets and competitors

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of experience in pattern development of denim & wovens.

  • Denim wash and shrinkage understanding is a must

  • Higher education certificate in fashion technology/garment technology/pattern cutting

  • A strong understanding of grading

  • Gerber literate

  • Understanding of the following software is advantageous: PLM, 3D Software such as Browzwear /Gerber 3D & Adobe suit.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office computer skills

  • Strong analytical skills, eye for detail & silhouette, technical fit and construction.

  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set 

  • Is able to work in a highly productive, demanding environment with a practical and proactive mentality

  • Embodies PVH values of individuality, passion, accountability, partnership & integrity

  • Must have strong organization and communication skills

  • Ability to travel internationally

  • Good command of written & spoken English 

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 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 include a motivational letter with your application. We would love to understand why this is THE role for you!

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.

COVID-19 and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting process may be conducted remotely, primarily via 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.

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