Job Details

Job title

Fit Technician Woven, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Technician will be responsible for fitting women’s woven category within Tommy Hilfiger Sportswear division.

The technician must ensure a consistent fit throughout the woven collection, work with established blocks and develop blocks when required; monitor and elevate the quality of the product through fit.

Key activities include the set-up of specs from initial design sketches, fitting through all stages of style development from prototype to bulk production.  Throughout the development process the tech is responsible for ensuring comments and specs are clear, supporting the vendor / factory / Buying office when necessary. Must be able to work to tight deadlines and an understanding of schedules is essential.

OVERVIEW OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for creating and controlling sample specs from initial concept sketch to bulk production
  • Controls and maintains a consistent fit from initial styles through to bulk production sign off
  • Grading styles for bulk production
  • Communicate and work closely with designer and product developer to interpret sketches & styling, collection overview and achieve shared deadlines
  • Work with European, Asian Buying Offices, and Direct vendors
  • Work in PLM system to develop product

The Ideal Candidate

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reporting to the Technical Development Manager
  • Work closely with the woven category designers and  product developers in a team of 5 people

DESIRED SKILLS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be accurate and skilled within technical development
  • Flexible in travel, Far East approx. 2 times per year and Europe/Turkey 2 times per year minimum.
  • Must be able to manage the category to key scheduled dates and deadlines
  • Strong team player
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fit development of womenswear woven product
  • Have a sound understanding of pattern making
  • CAD knowledge on Gerber system is preferred
  • Good communication skills in English – written and oral
  • Flexible and hands-on mentality
  • Full time position only

About Us

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 Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and children’s 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 17,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.7 billion in 2014.

With a heritage going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in 2014 revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.