Concept Design Specialist

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 Oct 2022
04 Jan 2023
Full Time
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 Concept Specialist reports to the Director for Store Design and Concept and will work with other team members to realize store designs throughout the EMEA+ region. The specialist will be part of the team to execute the various design elements and documentation for new Calvin Klein stores. The Concept Specialist will work in the Concept Design team to execute the best possible design solutions to the highest standards. The position requires a balance between creative, technical and analytical thinking.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work proactively and collaboratively within the Calvin Klein Concept team to execute specific tasks and aid in the design of the stores in the EMEA+ region
  • Work closely with the Director of Store Design and the Concept Manager on executing concepts, creating guidelines and working with the standards to ensure the best possible design solutions for full price, shop-in-shop and outlet stores
  • Support the team with concept work, design development and other required tasks
  • Provide scalable, technical details/solutions for interior developments and fixture/furniture that meets aesthetic, technical and budget requirements
  • Develop fixtures and design, with oversight from other team members. Develop from concept design to prototyping and create the relevant documentation to incorporate into design packages, catalogues and guidelines
  • Visulaize and render fixtures
  • Create and update documents such as drawings, fixture catalogues, vendor installation manuals and standard fixture configurations
  • Support on design administration

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Minimum one to three years' design experience working at a design agency or in a brand environment
  • A good balance between creative, technical and analytical thinking. The ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve and prioritize tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
  • Good knowledge of retail design, experience in design and the retail environment
  • Results oriented person with a strong focus on high quality delivery
  • University degree in Interior Design or Architecture or related qualification
  • Good understanding of detailing, value engineering and knowledge in use of material for interior design and furniture construction
  • Understanding of commercial requirements and brand equity requirements are a plus
  • Understanding of the relation between material and design choices versus the cost level, sustainability and sourcing/production of the designed element
  • Ability to take direction, efficient communication, organization, time management, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Rendering skills, Revit knowledge are a plus
  • Work collaboratively with multi-national teams
  • Positive, enthusiastic and proactive personality
  • Good Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop and related software skills

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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