Senior Technical Developer - TOMMY HILFIGER

Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
21 Sep 2022
21 Oct 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 Womenswear 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, Production, Product Development, Buying & Planning and Merchandising & Sales

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

The Position
As a Senior Technical Developer working in the Womenswear Division, you will be part of the technical team creating and executing seasonal collections for the product category “Denim”. You will work closely with the Designer Manager and designers in the team, the Product Developers and the merchandise team for the planning and development of each seasonal collection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be accurate, skilled and knowledgeable within technical development of Denim.  

  • Control and maintain 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.

  • Communicate and work 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.

  • Liaising with European and Asian vendors and PVH overseas buying offices.

  • Sample tracking and in-house sample management.

  • 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:

  • 7+ years of experience in technical development of denim product.

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

  • Business English fluency (both written and verbal)

  • An understanding of pattern making

  • Understanding of the following software is advantageous: PLM, Gerber or equivalent, 3D Software such as Browzwear /Gerber 3D. Illustrator.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office computer skills

  • Eye for silhouette, denim technical fit and construction.

  • 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

  • Flexible in international travel.

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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