Senior Product Developer Knits

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job Details

Job title

Senior Product Developer Knits, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Participate in the end to end Product Development process, from conceptual drawings through bulk delivery including range planning, production planning and merchandise alignment.

  • Reports into the Director Sourcing and Production
  • Manages 2 Junior Developers and a Product Development Assistent
  • Handling of daily issues in end to end Product Development, including sourcing, development, sampling, & price negotiation from concept through to bulk delivery
  • Adhere to calendar, both internally and externally to support the development and production of the collection achieving on time for delivery at all stages of the process
  • Support margin targets including transparency and reviewing of costs at all stages of development & production ensuring all pricing and margin strategies are supported
  • Vendor collaboration in conjunction with Director including allocation, cost & lead time negotiation, sample & bulk ordering, management & delivery
  • Product Management in conjunction with the Director: Launching, tracking & ordering of all prototypes & salesman samples in accordance with calendar and vendor requirements
  • Cross functional partnership to ensure correct product is delivered in accordance to design, merchandising, technical and quality requirements
  • Fitting collaboration: Drive fit meetings including capturing comments and changes & communicating these internally and externally.
  • Risk Management Collaboration: Work closely with Director & 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
  • Maintain all tracking spreadsheets & departmental spreadsheets
  • Analyze markets and competitors

The Ideal Candidate

  • Higher textile education 
  • The ideal candidate should have 7+ years’ experience in development, sourcing and production
  • High expertise in construction, and production operation
  • Proven price negotiation experience
  • Technical experience in Jersey Cut & Sewn 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, 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.