Junior Product Developer (Fixed Term Contract)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 May 2022
01 Jun 2022
Full Time
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 Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance - provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019. The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Department & Team
The Calvin Klein Jeans Kids Product Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Calvin Klein. Responsible for the end to end 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 design & merchandising, through to supply value chain, & buying & planning global teams this role plays an intricate part in delivering the Calvin Klein DNA.

The Position
Junior Product Developer
• 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 description:

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

Inclusive Team Player

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

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.