Product Development Manager Knits

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job title

Product Development Manager Knits, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Position Description and Responsibilities::

Responsible for the end to end Product Development process, from conceptual drawings through bulk delivery.

  • Reports into the Sourcing & Production Director
  • Lead & Manage a team of 3
  • End to end Product Development, including sourcing, development, sampling, & price negotiation from concept through to bulk delivery
  • Calendar Management, both internally and externally to support the development and production of the collection
  • Margin Management: transparency and reviewing of costs at all stages of development & production ensuring all corporate, pricing and margin strategies are supported
  • Product Management: Launching, tracking & ordering of all prototypes & salesman & show samples in accordance with calendar and vendor requirements
  • Vendor collaboration including allocation, cost & lead time negotiation, sample & bulk ordering, management & delivery
  • Production Planning Collaboration: Forecasting, capacity planning & On Time Delivery of both sampling and bulk production
  • Cross Functional partnership to ensure correct product is delivered in accordance to design, merchandising, technical and quality requirements
  • Fit Session Collaboration: Ensuring fittings are carried out in accordance with the calendar, vendor and quality requirements
  • Risk Management Collaboration: Work closely with internal teams to capture, troubleshoot & resolve any product related risks during the development process
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Sourcing and delivering sustainable products against corporate requirements
  • Management of PLM system within category ensuring data integrity
  • Management of all departmental data, ensuring spreadsheets & departmental spreadsheets are maintained for business requirements

Analyze markets and competitors

The Ideal Candidate

  • Higher textile education
  • The ideal candidate should have 6 years’ experience in development, sourcing and production, ideally with knits & sweaters focus
  • Management experience
  • High expertise in construction, and production operation
  • Proven price negotiation experience
  • Technical experience in all circular & flat knits apparel a plus
  • Good communication skills in English – written and oral

Travel is required

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.