Senior Product Developer - TOMMY HILFIGER Denim

Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
22 Jun 2022
22 Jul 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.


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  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 Team
The Tommy Jeans division is one of the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger Europe. Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, the team is split into 4 sub teams: Design, Product Development, Supply Value Chain, Buying & Planning and Merchandising & Sales

These 4 teams work together in an informal setting to create superbly styled and high-end quality products for the European consumer base. Tommy Jeans presents 4 collections per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

The Position
As a Senior Denim Product Developer working in the Tommy Jeans Division, you will be part of the Denim team developing seasonal collections for the European and International Markets for the Tommy Jeans division. You will work closely with the Denim Designers, Wash developers from the development team, Raw Material team and the merchandise team of the divisions for the planning and development of each seasonal collection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Design for initial sourcing initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Global Creative Research based on draft range plan obtained from Product Merchandising, with the objective to foster innovation and to ensure competitive price points

  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product

  • Review lead times of fabrics and trims/ possible lead times with B&P, and determine sourcing strategy accordingly

  • Responsible for product management throughout the development process, by attending key meetings (e.g. proto review, final price meeting, SMS review), and advising on possible improvements of product and margins , and signing off (pre-production) samples

  • Set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins, as set by Product Merchandising

  • Negotiate FOB prices with Buying Office throughout the development and production process, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities

  • Review and monitor bulk orders with Buying & Planning to ensure timeliness of style bookings for bulk delivery and advise on pre-booking of raw materials

  • Send vendor requests for protos and SMS to vendors, elaborate on requests during handover (on site) using technical packs, sketches, and measurement charts, assist vendors during production, and manage escalation of issues during (bulk) production

  • Involved in risk assessment (e.g. checking test results for materials and garments), and collaborating with Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues

  • Oversee and consult on operational activities of team, including product management-and administrative activities, and act on call-outs made by team

  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices), by continuously updating the system

  • Determine vendor allocation in collaboration with Buying Office and revise allocation when changes occur

  • Manage learning and development of Product Development team

  • Provide (ad hoc) analyses and reporting on KPIs related to product development (e.g. margins, vendor performance, season evaluation

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Graduated at a Master degree level or equivalent

  • 5-8 years of experience in Denim Product Development with a full focus on Sustainability within Denim world

  • Advanced negotiation skills to drive the margin targetsIs able to work in a highly productive, sometime hectic environment with a hands-on mentality

  • Excellent computer skills of Microsoft programs (PowerPoint and Excel) and PLM is an advantage

  • Some understanding of 3D software such as Browzwear is an advantage

  • Analytical and solution driven

  • Ability to present to a bigger audience

  • Business English fluency (both written and verbal).

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.