Product Developer, Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific

Employer
Tommy Hilfiger
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
2 Apr 2024

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Position Description and responsibilities

TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world's leading designer lifestyle brands creating a platform that inspires the modern American spirit, while committing to wasting nothing and welcoming all. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide. Our initiative to be a global power brand is all about redefining the brand code, push forward innovation and have the best wearing experience for the end-use. You will be one of key engines to escalate our vison to move forward and be part of Tommy's culture and the Power of PVH.

As a Product Developer working in Hong Kong, you will be responsible for the end to end development of the product, from initial concept through to physical garments, pioneering high quality & product excellence, as well as delivering on company & divisional KPI's. Tommy Hilfiger is a lifestyle brand. We're well-known for our Iconic classics, modernized with a relax attitude and innovation, sports inspired details that effortlessly takes the customer from one occasion to the next. You will work closely with a number of stakeholders, from design & merchandising, through to supply value chain, & buying & planning global teams this role plays an intricate part in delivering the Tommy Hilfiger brand DNA.

Department Description:

The Product Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Tommy Hilfiger.

You will contribute to setting-up the TH Product Development team in Hong Kong, which is fully part of the TH Global Product Development team (based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands). This local hub is based in Hong Kong and focused to develop styles for the Chinese / APAC consumer

Next to the local Product development team, this Hub will also have a dedicated Design team based in Hong Kong, who you will work closely with. Together with the local Merchandise team, the objective of the Hub is to create better local relevant product, in line with the TH Global Design direction.

The Role:
  • Based in PVH Hong Kong office, as part of the Tommy Hilfiger (TH) Europe Product Development team
  • Reporting into the Senior Manager Product Development of the Hong Kong team
  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin & sustainability targets throughout the product development process, by collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, & vendors
  • Contribute to improving the Product Development team, oversee and consult on operational activities
  • Close collaboration and full alignment with TH Global Product Development team (the Netherlands) and provide input to the Global team on China market specifics, trends etc.
  • Responsible for achieving product-category specific KPIs (e.g. margins, sustainability, overdevelopment and on-time SMS delivery)
  • 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 styles
  • Responsible for maintaining efficient workflows and product quality by adhering to (category specific) calendars
  • Maintain close relationships with supply value chain & vendors, in all aspects related to brand, & product expectations
  • Liaise with Design for initial product development initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation, sustainability and to ensure competitive price points
  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product
  • Execute & collaborate on innovation and sustainability in line with company & divisional targets (e.g Make It Possible roadmap)
  • Execute & collaborate on digitization of product & 3D process throughout product lifecycle (from launch to sell in) alongside company & divisional roadmap & targets, in collaboration w/ the Digitalization Center of Excellence
  • Provide (ad hoc) analyses and reporting
  • Engage in ad hoc business projects related to product, process and business requirements
  • Set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins, as set by Product Merchandising
  • Execute on operational activities, including product development- and administrative activities , and escalate where required (e.g. overdevelopment, margin, lead time, MOQs, consulting on risk assessment, and ensuring accuracy of data in PLM)
  • Review lead times of fabrics and trims/ possible lead times with supply value chain, B&P, and discuss allocations accordingly
  • Involved in risk assessment (e.g. checking test results for materials and garments), and collaborating with sourcing, Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues
  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices)
  • Ad hoc tasks such as material library creation & maintenance, approvals, sample organizing, meeting preparation, etc.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Research & development
  • Design advisory
  • Product Management
  • Cross functional communication & advisory
  • Operational activity supervision
  • Information maintenance/data integrity
  • Ad hoc


Requirements
  • 3+ years of experience minimum, preferably in womens apparel
  • A bachelor/ master's degree in fashion, clothing or textiles or equivalent experience in fashion, clothing or textiles industry
  • Product knowledge of apparel preferably within relevant category including PD process
  • Knowledge in fabrics/trims quality and color approval
  • Effective communication skills: team player, interdepartmental collaboration, stakeholder management
  • Good aesthetic and sense in making commercial judgment
  • Proactive problem solver with attention to detail
  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast paced environment with a hands-on approach
  • Inclusive Team Player
  • High data integrity
  • Strong analytical skills, eye for detail
  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set
  • Embodies PVH values of individuality, passion, accountability, partnership & integrity
  • Good command of written & spoken English

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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