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Senior Pattern Maker and Fit Technician - Calvin Klein Denim

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
Closing date
18 Dec 2022

Job Details

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 Pattern Maker and Technical Developer will work within the Calvin Klein Jeans division on Men’s, Women’s denim. As a developer, you will technically support and work closely with merchandisers, designers and product developers to realize seasonal collections.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing 1 to 3 seasonal workloads simultaneously.

  • Pattern maker in Gerber, can change the block fit.

  • Managing fit and workmanship of all styles from Proto to Pre-Production samples.

  • Advising Design + Product Development teams which patterns/specs to use for which styles, and cultivating a culture of block adherence.

  • Building patterns and manipulating existing patterns to develop new fits

  • Fitting of garments on a live model in front of a larger team.

  • Inputting of comments, drawn diagrams and annotated pictures into PLM.

  • Giving clear instructions to factory how to adjust pattern and workmanship to achieve a better outcome.

  • Maintenance of specs and grading in PLM system.

  • Working with international team of Technical Developers (usually via email or online meetings) to perform risk assessment throughout a style’s development. Working together with relevant teams to find appropriate solutions.

  • Weekly meetings with wider team to discuss upcoming deadlines and workload. Arranging and leading fittings, booking fit models etc.

  • Maintaining an up to date in-house block library in order to achieve fit consistency Building of fit and technical overviews for clarity across teams

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Should exemplify organizational, time management and prioritization skills. The candidate will work on 3 seasons at once, and with multiple designers + product developers. A sound ability to keep oneself organized, manage deadlines and focus on what's important first is critical.

  • Experience in Denim

  • A team player. The wider team will occasionally call on each other for support to manage abnormally high workload or special projects. The ability to ask for help when necessary, and a willingness to support others, is important.

  • Analytical skills. Every day brings new challenges and problems to solve. A strong analytical skillset will benefit the candidate in researching, understanding and intelligently solving these challenges as they pop up.

  • A desire to keep learning and knowledge sharing. A keenness to both attain and share new knowledge keeps our team developing and relevant.

  • Strong communicator. Candidate will work with a diverse, multinational team of technical developers, designers + product developers. The ability to listen intentionally, ask critical questions and communicate clearly is essential.

  • Is comfortable working independently and is a decision maker.

  • Fitting of garments on a live model in front of a larger team.

  • Measuring of garments.

  • Strong understanding in pattern and knowledge base of fit and workmanship. Ability to write comments, draw diagrams and annotate pictures to help factory improve outlook of product.

  • Maintenance of specs and grading in PLM system.

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. 


For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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