Technical Developer – Menswear Outerwear

Tommy Hilfiger

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Technical Developer – Menswear Outerwear, Tommy Hilfiger


Amsterdam, Netherlands




Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The Technical Developer will work within the Tommy Hilfiger Menswear division on Men’s Outerwear. As a Senior you will technically support and work closely with designers and product developers to realize seasonal collections.

The role:

  • Build and establish block libraries to ensure fit consistency and a fast approval process.
  • Maintain and update existing block patterns ensuring these are up to date and accurate.
  • Own the fit process from proto to bulk production whilst ensuring quality standards are maintained throughout.
  • Create seasonal style specs/1st patterns as needed for handover to vendors within set deadlines.
  • Maintain sizing standards and grading and approve these in PLM.
  • Prepare and relay fit comments to factories and ensure these are accurately executed.
  • Arrange and lead fit sessions.
  • Standardize and align best practices to boost speed and simplify processes.
  • Focus on garment engineering to drive improvement of product margins.
  • Advise design & product development teams on blocks to use and cultivate a culture of block adherence.
  • Support factories on site when needed to ensure quality standards are maintained during production.
  • Risk‐assess and flag any production or quality issues throughout a style’s development and work together with relevant teams to find appropriate solutions.
  • Take regular factory visits to oversee proto, sampling and production stages.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum 7‐10 years’ experience as a Technical Developer within the industry with a focus on Menswear.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of pattern making as well as construction methods is essential.
  • Is comfortable working independently and is a decision maker.
  • Should be capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines, is proactive and a strong team player willing to share knowledge.
  • Comfortable working closely with divisional heads, designers and product developers on new ideas and interpretations.
  • Should have a keen eye for detail and quality with good communication and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should enjoy problem solving and have a passion for getting things done.
  • Experience dealing with offshore factories/suppliers is beneficial.
  • Flexible to travel at least 4 times a year to Asia and Europe.
  • PLM or CAD experience is beneficial (Gerber) however, training will be provided.

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.