Product Developer (Knits) - TOMMY HILFIGER

Location
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
Posted
18 Nov 2022
Closes
18 Dec 2022
Ref
R34872

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 Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear division is one of the main business drivers , based in the Amsterdam global head office.

As Product Developers we work closely cross-divisionally with the design team and 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 Product Developer is responsible for the product development from sketch (created by Design) until final product for the WSW Knits team. The product is developed, produced and received based on the standards and goals established in cooperation with the Design/ Merchandise department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Design for initial sourcing initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Global Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation and to ensure competitive price points

  • Collaborate with textile agents and mills to identify new fabric and trim-trends and ensure mills are briefed on new development requests

  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product

  • Responsible for product management throughout the development process, by attending key meetings (e.g. raw materials meeting, proto review, final price meeting, SMS review), and advising on possible improvements of product and margins , and signing off (pre-production) samples

  • Collaborate with merchandising to set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins

  • Negotiate FOB prices with Direct Vendors and Buying Office throughout the development and production process, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities

  • Review and monitor bulk orders with Buying & Planning to ensure timeliness of style bookings for bulk delivery and advise on pre-booking of raw materials

  • Send vendor requests for protos and SMS to vendors, elaborate on requests during handover (on site) using technical packs, sketches, and measurement charts, assist / monitor vendors during production, and manage escalation of issues during (bulk) production

  • Involved in risk assessment and assignment of care labels, collaborating with Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues

  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices), by continuously updating the system

  • Provide analyses and reporting on KPIs related to product development (e.g. margins, vendor performance, season evaluation)

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in development/sourcing/production, preferably in knits category

  • Team player with strong work ethic

  • Used to working under pressure with tight deadlines

  • Solid knowledge of garment specifications, fabrics and sourcing, fitting and patterns.

  • Graduated at a degree level or equivalent

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, fluency in written and spoken English are a must

  • Willingness to travel if situations allow

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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