Pattern Designer ‐ Menswear Tailored


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Pattern Designer ‐ Menswear Tailored, PVH


Amsterdam, Netherlands




Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The role:

  • Create first patterns as well as production patterns from sketch/block library by liaising closely with designers and product developers to achieve their vision.
  • Responsible for Blazers and waistcoats.
  • Creating product specs and design packs for each pattern produced for the factory to follow.
  • Arrange fit sessions for own product group.
  • Attend fit sessions and relay fit comments to the factories and ensure these are accurately executed.
  • Correct and amend patterns according to fit comments and ensure these get handed to factories within set deadlines.
  • Updating and managing graded specs when needed.
  • Keep amended specs and sample patterns up to date.
  • Follow and update the critical path.
  • Create, organize and manage block pattern library for own product group.
  • Support the factories where there are make or construction queries on specific garments.
  • Flag any variance in measurements and quality issues throughout a style’s cycle.
  • Develop and standardize workmanship techniques for own product groups.
  • Take regular factory visits to oversee production and 1st proto development.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as a Menswear pattern cutter within the industry on tailored products.
  • Should be capable of working under pressure and on their own initiative, but are also active team members and team players.
  • Comfortable working closely with designers on new ideas and interpretations as well as with the production team and factories.
  • Will be responsible for seeing a style through from 1st pattern and fit all the way to sealing stage.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of patterns as well as the production process and methods of manufacturing is needed.
  • Should have a keen eye for detail and quality.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Should have good organizational skills and be able to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks.
  • Candidate should enjoy problem solving and have a passion for getting things done.
  • Experience dealing with offshore factories/suppliers is beneficial.
  • Should have the ability to quickly take on and effectively utilize in house computer systems.
  • Available to travel.
  • CAD experience is essential (Gerber).

About Us

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies.

We are approximately 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $8.2 billion in 2016 annual revenues. We own and market the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, Arrow, Speedo*, Warner's, and Olga brands and, in addition, market a variety of goods under our own and licensed brands.

We value an inclusive workplace that drives growth, success, performance and creativity. We are looking for talented people who embrace these values and will help us to expand our position as a global leader in the apparel industry.

Corporate Responsibility is central to how we conduct business and applies across all stages of our operations and supply chain. As an industry leader, we recognize the great responsibility and opportunity to make positive impacts – from source to store – by empowering the people we work with, preserving the environment and supporting our communities.

We Are PVH.