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Senior Fabric Developer- Tommy Jeans and Collaborations

Tommy Hilfiger
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date
2 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+.

The Position

The Senior Fabric Developer is responsible for the development from fabric selection and execution on our sales samples, in collaboration with Design and Merchandiser range plan.

The Senior fabric developer is in charge from all R&D in fabrics brief to our laundries to cover the needs defined by our Design direction and commercial needs.

The key objective is to be responsible for the total development in collaboration with design and follow up of collection process from first development to the delivery of samples and guarantee the quality achievement on fabric/fit level.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for delivery and timeline calendar steps.
  • Research and selection of fabrics with the mills.
  • Define price bracket for fabric research in line with target margin.
  • Participate in the key fabric fairs.
  • Define an offer at fabric level and matrix to cover merchandising plan. Responsible for collaborations and regional offers, making sure that we are leveraging efficiency in term of fabrics and vendors, based on our fabrics sourcing strategy.
  • Advises design regarding technical possibilities and limitations.
  • Works very closely with the mills to control the status and changes to the styles, follows up on deadlines for proto.
  • Responsible for tracking all proto standards for each season of Tommy Jeans and collaborations as well as pro-active planning.
  • Coordinates and ensures that all the systems are updated and matching as per internal information (Excel, PLM, etc).
  • PLM: the main system to generate all the material/style/product and production information.
  • Communication with offshore teams, regional offices, buying offices, design, product coordinator and merchandising.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Background in Fabrics/Textiles and garment development
  • 5+ years working experience in fabric development
  • Solid mills base, Europe or Asia (Italian and Turkish mills would be a plus)
  • Knowledge of sustainability practices and certifications.
  • Testing of fabrics, ideally to American global test standards
  • Highly organised, experience of working to multiple calendars
  • Fluent in English as it is the working language of out business. (Proficiency in Italian would be an advantage.)

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.


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.

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