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Product Developer - Calvin Klein (Tailoring and Non-Denim Pants)

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good.

Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER.. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance - provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success

The Department & Team
CK Sportswear Menswear is a more elevated collection within the CK Brand.

Together with design and merchandise we create 4 collections a year working with vendors in both Europe as well as the Far East. The communication will mainly go through our SVC offices but there are still some direct vendors.

The Position

We are looking for a tailoring/ woven product developer, handling tailoring business, non-denim pants and neckwear. You will be responsible for the development from sketch until final product, working closely with design and merchandise.

The styles are developed within the nominated supplier matrix, aligning with the brand's aesthetic, quality and corporate responsibility standards. The key objective in this role is to manage this development process and making sure the KPI's are met.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin targets throughout the product development process by collaborating closely with Off shore teams and direct vendors to get the best product, for the best price
  • Lead the initial sourcing initiatives from Creative Concept Launch, with the objective to foster sustainability and innovation and to ensure competitive price points.
  • Advising design on new developments.
  • Drive 3D process: fabric digitization 3D capacity planning, visual assessment, etc.
  • Responsible for product management throughout the development process, by attending key meetings and advising on possible improvements of product, quality and margins from start to finish
  • Negotiate FOB prices, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities
  • Review bulk orders with Buying & Planning to ensure timeliness of style bookings for bulk delivery
  • Manage calendar deadlines
  • Data ownership

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Education: higher textile education (AMFI, Fashion and textile technology, TMO or similar)
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in development/sourcing/production
  • Understanding of the woven production and tailoring business/ constructions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to drive conversations with Vendors, Buying offices, Design and Development/Production stakeholders
  • A master at working under pressure with deadlines
  • PLM Centric
  • Ability to travel for supplier visits

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
  • A monthly Covid home- office budget
  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

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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020 589 9888
1013 AP

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