Senior Product Developer - Tommy Hilfiger
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
- Closing date
- 18 Nov 2022
- Design - Garments & Accessories
- Senior Manager
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 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.
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.
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.
TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS brands, with a breadth of collections including HILFIGER COLLECTION, TOMMY HILFIGER TAILORED, TommyXGigi, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. TOMMY HILFIGER, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 15,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 100 countries and more than 1,800 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the TOMMY HILFIGER brand were US $7.4 billion in 2017.
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