Senior Product Developer - Tommy Jeans (Women's Wovens)

Location
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
Posted
21 Jun 2022
Closes
21 Jul 2022
Ref
R32036

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 is one of the world’s most recognized premium lifestyle brands, uplifting and inspiring consumers since 1985. The brand creates iconic style, which comes alive at the intersection of the classic and the new, co-created with people who are shaping culture around the world. TOMMY HILFIGER celebrates the essence of classic American style with a modern twist. Tommy Hilfiger offers premium, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS lifestyles, with a breadth of collections including men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. Tommy Hilfiger has an unwavering commitment to sustainability and inclusivity.

Global retail sales of TOMMY HILFIGER products were approximately $9.3 billion in 2021 and the brand is powered by more than 16,000 associates worldwide — present in 100 countries and more than 2,000 retail stores, including its largest global flagship store at tommy.com.  PVH acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand’s worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

 

The Department & Team
The Product Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Tommy Hilfiger. 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 Tommy Hilfiger brand DNA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin & sustainability targets throughout the product development process, by collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, & vendors 

  • 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 Global 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 ExcellenceProvide (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

  • Discuss FOB price expectations with Direct Vendors and supply value chain, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities   

  • 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

  • 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 sourcing, Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues 

  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices)

  • Manage learning and development of Product Development team, where applicable

  • Ad hoc tasks such as material library creation & maintenance, approvals, sample organizing, meeting preparation, etc

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of experience minimum

  • A bachelor/ master’s degree in fashion, clothing or textiles or equivalent experience in fashion, clothing or textiles industry

  • Preference of managing a direct report

  • Solid 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

  • Inclusive Team Player

  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast paced environment with a hands-on approach

  • Strong analytical skills, eye for detail

  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set

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

  •  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.