Product Developer - Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
29 Sep 2022
29 Oct 2022

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 Team
The Calvin Klein Accessories department is responsible for developing the Calvin Klein Product Range of Bags, Belts and Soft Accessories. As one of the fastest growing categories within the company, it is a fast-paced environment with big ambitions for the coming years. The Accessories Product Development team are responsible for high quality product, on time deadlines and meeting target margin. The team oversees the entire product lifecycle from Design Brief through to Pre-Production sign off.

The Position

The role of the Product Developer is to manage the Soft Accessories category for Calvin Klein Sportswear Mens and Womens. Working with a variety of direct vendors in Europe and also alongside Sourcing Offices.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating costs to meet target margin and working closely with Merchandising to discuss these requirements.

  • Working alongside sourcing to manage vendor allocation and cross costing.

  • Liaise daily with direct vendors and sourcing offices in Asia for optimal product outcome.

  • Reviewing product alongside design and submitting comments for quality and construction feedback to vendors.

  • Managing all sampling until bulk production approval.

  • Managing individual timelines with alignment to divisional calendar critical path.

  • Setting up PLM information – ensuring all information is correct and regularly updated across styles/vendor requests/BOMS and SAP interface.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Education: Graduate preferably with a higher education background in Fashion industry.

  • At least 4-5 years’ experience in Product Development within an Accessories and/or Apparel environment.

  • Good knowledge of Sourcing and Production.

  • Excellent knowledge & computer skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word.

  • Able to work within PLM system - preferable background working in similar software program.

  • Highly organized with the ability to plan according to priority and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Good understanding of Calvin Klein DNA and brand awareness.

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. 

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