Knits Senior Design Manager - Menswear, Tommy Hilfiger

Employer
Tommy Hilfiger
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

Job Details

Be part of an iconic story.

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+.

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.

Position Description and responsibilities

As the Knits Senior Design Manager working in the Menswear Division you will be responsible for the design and execution the seasonal collections for our product category Sweaters and Jersey. You will be supported by a designer & junior designer. And you will be work closely with developers, merchandisers and the Senior Design Director for the planning and development of each season collection. You will design and execute seasonal range plans for review with Senior Design Director & VP of Design.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:
  • Reporting into the Senior Design Director, this role is exclusively responsible for all Knit products for TH Menswear/
  • Researching trends and conducting market research that can be worked into the Tommy Hilfiger Menswear brand strategy.
  • Translating research and trends into a commercial TH Menswear collection.
  • Follow the range plan set by the merchandisers to build commercial outerwear collections.
  • Preparing all necessary design decks and boards for divisional presentations.
  • Follow up on styles & selected fabrics each season in collaboration with product developers and communicate this to our buying offices/vendors & retail needs.
  • Working closely and communicating daily on issues/changes that arise from the development of selected outerwear.
  • You will be partner with product developers to ensure a smooth work flow each season when executing each style.
  • Working closely with the Technical Department for the executing of garment fittings.
  • Attend fittings to help find solutions to any problems that may come up during the fitting process.
  • Continuous development of new fabrics, yarns, wool and downs.
  • Working with the Fabric Team to select the best fabrics for each collection.
  • Presenting outerwear designs to merchandising team & management as requested.
  • Working to the divisional calendar to meet deadlines.
  • Making sure that the Tommy DNA is seen in each garment.


Requirements
  • Degree at Bachelor level - in Fashion Design Menswear
  • Minimum 12+ years related experience in (a) leading Men's brand(s), with at least 8 years of knit experience
  • Very commercial mentality with consumer insights
  • Solid knowledge of garment specifications, fitting and pattern making
  • Eye for details with an extensive knowledge of fabric and wool and down coats.
  • Passion for men's fashion with a good sense of style
  • An extensive knowledge on 'new' technical developments in outerwear.
  • Great sense of color and patternation.
  • People Management experience plus.
  • A team-player, mature and flexible
  • Excellent computer skills (Illustrator/ Photoshop) & hand-drawn skills.
  • 3D experience plus
  • Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting
  • Capable of working in a hectic and always changing environment
  • 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
  • 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, for outerwear and the ability to translate them into a commercial product. 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 that fosters authenticity. To be able to work well with other teams, you need to have strong communication skills.

Be valued.

In the heart of Amsterdam, PVH EMEA is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein. We are the home to 2500 big thinkers, natural entrepreneurs, and challenge seekers from all kinds of backgrounds.
  • How we support you: choose the hybrid setup and working hours that suit you, in addition to meeting-free Fridays, work from anywhere 4 weeks a year, 25 days of paid holidays, mental health days, parental leave, home office allowance, commuting allowances, employee assistance programs, and pension schemes
  • Wellbeing: exclusive onsite gym and fitness classes, personal training, meditation studio, sports clubs, in-house physio, and receive access to our nutritional and wellbeing programs
  • Campus: extensive food and beverage offerings, top-notch restaurant, barista coffee bars, sky bar, monthly social events, weekly Thursday drinks, game nights, and campus-themed activities that will keep your social life busy
  • Develop your career: whether you lead a team or contribute your own expertise, everyone is a leader at PVH. PVH University curates and delivers training programs for you to continuously develop your professional and personal goals
  • Be at the forefront: stay closely connected to our brands, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, and be a part of seasonal market launches, sample sales and receive employee discounts!


Be part of it.

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.

Company

TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS brands, with a breadth of collections including HILFIGER COLLECTION, TOMMY HILFIGER TAILORED, TommyXGigi, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process. TOMMY HILFIGER, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 15,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 100 countries and more than 1,800 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the TOMMY HILFIGER brand were US $7.4 billion in 2017.

Company info
Location
Stadhouderskade 6 Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1054 ES
NL

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