Senior Product Developer - Tommy Hilfiger Lab (Apparel)

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted
24 Sep 2022
Closes
26 Nov 2022
Ref
PVH1USR33846WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Hours
Full Time
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 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.

Department and Team

The TH Lab division is responsible to develop the pinnacle collections under the Tommy Hilfiger umbrella.

The product development team works on a seasonal collection as well as Runway, 3rd party collaborations and tran-seasonal capsules and special projects.

The team develops all product categories within the Apparel range and liaise with factories based in Asia, Turkey and Portugal.

The structure is very lean as it is only 2 people at present : a Senior PD Manager and a Product Developer, who are both highly motivated and skilled professionals, making it an inspiring and dynamic environment to work in.

As Product developers we work closely cross divisionally with the fabric team, the designers and the merchandising teams in order to deliver successful collections that embody the designers' vision and still meet the business needs in terms of margins and brand identity.

The Position

The Senior Product Developer is responsible for the product development process from initial collection brief, all the way through to bulk production. The product is placed, produced and received based on the standards and goals established by the division. The key objective is to be responsible for the total development in collaboration with design and follow up of collection and production in ways of (physical) product that is production feasible and hitting margin targets.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reports to the Senior Manager Sourcing & Production.
  • Works on the development of the main collection and all collaborations / capsules across all apparel product categories
  • Advises design regarding technical possibilities and limitations
  • Works closely with the buying offices, factories and suppliers to control the status of the samples and changes to the styles, follows up on deadlines for proto samples, SMS and bulk production
  • Communicates all changes on styles to the buying offices & direct vendors
  • Coordinates and ensures that all the systems are updated and matching as per internal information (Excel, PLM, etc.).
  • Takes a pro-active role in continuously improving the product in ways of quality and fit.
  • Price negotiations.


The Ideal Candidate:
  • Minimal 5+ years working experience in development/sourcing/production across different product categories
  • Team player, used to working under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • All round knowledge on all product groups.
  • Solid knowledge of garment specifications, fabrics, fitting and patterns.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Fluent in 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.