Senior Product Developer - Calvin Klein (Outerwear)

Recruiter
Calvin Klein
Location
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Closes
22 Oct 2022
Ref
R33294

About PVH Corp.

PVH is the growth platform for Calvin Klein and TOMMY HILFIGER. Through driving brand strength and relevance, we are connecting our global, iconic brands closer to where the consumer is going than ever before, today and with future generations. Guided by our values and enabled by our scale and global reach, we are driving fashion forward for good, as one team with one vision and one plan. That’s the Power of Us, that’s the Power of PVH+.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is one of the world’s leading global fashion lifestyle brands with a history of bold, non-conformist ideals that inform everything we do.  Founded in New York in 1968, the brand’s minimalist and sensual aesthetic drives our approach to product design and communication, creating a canvas that offers the possibility of limitless self-expression. The Calvin Klein brands – CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Performance – are connected by the intention and purpose of elevating everyday essentials to globally iconic status. Each of the brands has a distinct identity and position in the retail landscape, providing us the opportunity to market a range of universally appealing products to domestic and international consumers with a variety of needs.  Our products are underpinned by responsible design, high-quality construction, and the elimination of all unnecessary details. We strive for unique and dimensional pieces that continuously wear well and remain relevant season after season. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products were approximately $8.5 billion in 2021.

Calvin Klein continues to solidify its position as an innovator of emerging digital platforms and modern marketing campaigns. PVH acquired Calvin Klein in 2003 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand’s worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

The Position

The Senior Product Developer 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 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 Excellence Provide (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:

  • 8+ years of experience minimum

  • 5+ years experience in outerwear

  • 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 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

  • Work Smart Program: hybrid work, flex hours, work from anywhere 4 weeks a year, home office allowance and meeting free Fridays

  • One of a kind Campus: state-of-the-art collaboration spaces, restaurant with premium buffet, takeaway deli, barista coffee bars, skybar and rooftop garden

  • Health & Well-being: People's Place gym, sports clubs, nutritional coaching, meditation studio, headspace subscription, rooftop yoga and mental health days

  • Social events: Thursday socials, pub quizzes, annual themed events, sample sales and market launches

  • PVH University: learning and development programs to leverage your professional and personal goals

  • How we support you: onsite parking, bike garages, commuting allowances, Employee Assistance Programs, pension schemes and discount on our brands Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein to name a few!

Our Talent Acquisition will share our full benefits overview at the offer stage. 

 
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.