Menswear Knits Designer -Tommy Hilfiger

Amsterdam, Netherlands
25 Nov 2022
01 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 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 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 Description:

Tommy Hilfiger Menswear is a global business comprised of the Sportswear, Tailored & Sport Performance ranges as well as Special Project collections. The product is designed, sourced and produced through our Amsterdam Headquarters and is distributed in all Tommy Hilfiger retail and ecommerce channels globally, in all regions.

Tommy Hilfiger Menswear division is one of the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger. Based in the Amsterdam European head office the Menswear team is split into 5 teams: Design, Merchandise, Product Development, Supply Chain and Business Operations. The 5 teams work together in an informal setting on creating superbly styled and high-end quality product.

Tommy Hilfiger Men's sportswear presents 4 times per year. Tommy Hilfiger Men's Sportswear is recognizable as being Classic, American and Cool with its own twist.

The Role

Reporting into the Knits Design Manager, the role will work across knits product. Working closely with other knits team members and cross functionally. Supporting the direction and evolution of the knits product. Working on product in the full life cycle from conception and research phases to SMS and showroom delivery.

Position Description and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for knits product within the Tommy Hilfiger Mens Business Unit
  • Reports to the Design Manager of Knits
  • Creative - spotting opportunity and understanding the latest ideas that are on brand and relevant to your product groups
  • Working closely with key stakeholders: Product development and merchandising teams
  • 'Hands on' mentality
  • Understands how to work to range plan
  • Must be able to link fashion, design and creativity to commercial targets
  • Executes designs and works closely with their product developer
  • Global trend awareness
  • Hands on working with developers to realise product to a high standard
  • Respecting the divisional calendar
  • Preparing presentations
  • European travel for research and far east vendor visits
  • Supports making presentations
  • Supports making collection overviews

  • -BA/MA or similar course in Fashion Design or Menswear
  • Minimum 5+ years related experience in (a) leading Men's brand(s)
  • Commercial mentality with consumer insights
  • Solid knowledge of garment specifications, fitting and pattern making
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Demonstrable high computer skills in Illustrator/Photoshop - as we tech pack to deadline
  • Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal as English is the working language of the company
  • Open communicator and able to work with a number of personalities and nationalities
  • Capable of working in a pacy and changing environment
  • Willing to travel to Europe & Asia for supplier/vendor visits

To be successful in this position you need to have a good understanding of the trends, It is important that you are able to work independently as well as in a team and that you also enjoy working in a busy, changeable environment.

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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