Product Development Manager - 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 Hilfiger Denim center of excellence is the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger Europe. Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, the team is split into 4 sub divisions for sourcing and development, Tommy Jeans, Tommy Kids, Menswear and Womenswear together with: Design, Production, 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 Hilfiger Denim center of excellence presents 4 collections per year for each division (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

The Position
Reporting to the Director, Product Development & Raw Material, and the Product Development Manager is responsible for driving all TH Men Denim/ TH Womenswear.

Business from start to finish. Actively managing calendars from concept to bulk delivery, based on overall strategy, usage of TH Denim Liability, ensuring quality and deliver on KPIs, leading the Denim team in their problem solving approach and fast thinking with an entrepreneurial spirt to identify opportunities. Driving collaboration between all the different parties involved as Product development, Design, Buying & Planning, Merchandising and Vendors/Mills for a smooth workflow is essential in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure strategic vision is implemented by providing high-level guidance to teams through highlighting areas of attention and KPIs

  • Maintain close relationships with all vendors and mills by escalation of pressing issues (e.g. production capacities, quality standard KPIs and sustainable KPIs)

  • Responsible to implement the Sourcing Strategy at vendor and Mill level under the guidance of leadership.

  • Conduct post-season evaluation with vendors and mills, assessing the season and possible improvements and evaluate / analyze vendor performance (dashboard)

  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin/sustainable targets throughout the material/product development process (i.e. from initial design stage to bulk delivery), by collaborating closely with mills/vendors and cross-functional teams, guiding the Denim team

  • Managing fabric sourcing and price negotiations from start development till bulk production

  • Manage learning and development of (multidivisional) Denim Team coaching them to achieve their personal and function priorities

  • Manage PD team to ensure that all KPI’s are aligned with objectives in term of business metrics and CR metrics.

  • CR target follow up by keep the mills on the KPIs

  • Responsible for maintaining efficient workflow and product quality by creating calendars capturing a general outline of timelines for the season

  • Engage mills and vendors to follow up on the Key Milestones of the Denim Sourcing Calendar

  • Drive efficiency improvement by analyzing processes and best practices, pursuing effective structures and ways of working, and working with cross-functional team (e.g. Buying & Planning) to capture opportunities, align processes, and create synergies in ways of working

  • Collaborate with CR division & Innovation team to improve the sustainable footprint in Denim and deliver on KPI

  • Provide (ad hoc) analyses and reporting for presentations to management and key stakeholders

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5-7 years of experience in Denim development

  • Graduated at a degree level or equivalent

  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, outlook)

  • Business English fluency (both written and verbal)

  • Is able to work in a highly productive, sometime hectic environment with a hands-on mentality being a true team player

  • Ability to travel for supplier visits

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.