Design Manager Tommy Hilfiger Underwear

Tommy Hilfiger

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Design Manager Tommy Hilfiger Underwear, Tommy Hilfiger


Amsterdam, Netherlands




Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Reporting into the Senior Design Director UW/Swim/Sport, Tommy Hilfiger Global & Calvin Klein Europe, this role will be responsible for the design of Tommy Hilfiger Underwear and Loungewear, working closely with the SDD to lead the brand vision. This role will have 3 direct reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enable and implement the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction, ensuring consistency though products and ranges
  • Manage innovation in conjunction with SDD and Innovation team to drive meaningful innovation solutions for underwear and loungewear product
  • Conceptualize and design ranges in the specific Category and manage the creation process of the line range.
  • Manage, set goals, monitor progress, offer help and critique work for all direct reports
  • Steer and coach team members and their creative processes and drive development of direct reports
  • Ensure the correct execution of Corporate Identity guidelines and against legal restrictions within the team
  • Create professional level presentations of ideas; from loose sketch to detailed renderings to digital presentation
  • Ensure an efficient process and communication flow between design, merchandising and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the products designed by the team
  • Ensure proper handover of product design to the product development department and development sources. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original design, colour indication, execution information, and design parts sizes
  • Work directly with suppliers and buying offices to ensure clarity of product development and through to final samples, in collaboration with in-house product development team

Key Relationships

  • Merchandising
  • Development
  • Team members
  • External partners

The Ideal Candidate

  • In depth knowledge of fashion and sport product and fashion design
  • Innovative and collaborative leader 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of initiative and maturity
  • Problem solving attitude & can-do personality
  • Knowledge and use of Adobe Creative Suite a must
  • Knowledge of PLM systems
  • Team player
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (B.A.) from college or university in design or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 8+ years experience in a similar role
  • 3+ years in people management

About Us

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, has more than 17,000 associates worldwide and an extensive distribution network in over 115 countries and 1,600 retail stores. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.5 billion in 2015.