Intern - Accessories Product Development

Tommy Hilfiger

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Intern - Accessories Product Development, Tommy Hilfiger


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Assistant / Entry Level


Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The department has a family atmosphere as it is one of the smallest in TH. We are one of the fastest growing departments so there is a lot of expectation on our team to make existing product and deliver on time. This internship enables a full understanding of product lifecycle and adherence to following a critical path. You will be familiar with all members of our team, and due to fast pace of 360 and tight timelines, we need you to be approachable for ad-hoc tasks and learn fast. 

You will earn great insight into the development process and have contact with the design team and PD team every day. 

Project Description:

You will be an invaluable part of the team, with focus on support to the product developer for TH Men’s, Tommy Jeans and Tommy Sports Accessories. Note that this role is admin based, not design based.  

Based on the intern’s aptitude, they will have the chance to manage a project - anything from researching and developing packaging, to new techniques of leather and trims.  

Some examples for projects are:  

  • Developing Tommy Jeans packaging for our new collections - from concept/research to sample and finally production 
  • Establishing a material archive to suit multiple disciplines - a concept to archiving strategy and aesthetic organization 

The project you will work on will be decided after assessing your skills set. Besides, your daily tasks will be: 

  • Maintain and organize samples: inbound, outbound, planning, tracking 
  • Coordinate the wear trials and prepare the report, manage sample requests from other department and send samples to warehouse 
  • Track and trace down parcels that are send to the attention of the Design/ PD team 
  • Send out parcels for design and PD (TH only), buying office and direct vendors, as well as follow up with invoice, images and tracking details. 
  • Organize seasonal material folders, lab dips and strike offs. Ensure these are signed, dated and filed in a timely manner 
  • To maintain and update the lab dip chart and track the inbound lab dips 
  • To maintain and update the lab dip chart and track the inbound lab dips 
  • Put together the seasonal color palette 

The Ideal Candidate

  •  It is mandatory that the candidate is still enrolled in a university or school program, please note this is not a thesis-oriented internship but more to gain experience in a global work environment 
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in the EU 
  • Start date: February 2020 
  • Duration: 6 months 
  • For your application it is imperative to attach your CV and a document outlining your relevance for this internship opportunity (not your usual cover letter...think outside the box)  
  • We really value our interns, therefore we want to understand your learning objectives. Please outline this in your document  
  • You have good knowledge & computer skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word 
  • You are highly organized with the ability to plan according to priority and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • You have strong communication skills and strategic thinking 
  • You have flexible attitude and strong work ethic 
  • You have good understanding of Tommy Hilfiger DNA and brand awareness  
  • You are willing to learn and push your boundaries 

What we offer:

  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality and individuality 
  • A culture of development, offering training and learning opportunities 
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People’s Place Gym and a People’s Place café 
  • A chance to unwind with weekly social activities 
  • To top it all off, you will be working in an organization that encourages an entrepreneurial mindset, employees that are driven, solution     oriented and value a collaborative culture 

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.