Designer II Mens Tailored, Bottoms & Swim

Tommy Hilfiger

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Job title

Designer II Mens Tailored, Bottoms & Swim, Tommy Hilfiger

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Join Team Hilfiger

The Designer II, Mens Tailored, Bottoms & Swim will produce creative ideas for the design team that follow the season’s direction or inspire a new direction thru shopping the market, magazine research, and knowing past season successes and failures.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all aspects of design packages for each new garment and manage post hand-off issues from Merchandising, Production, and overseas factories
  • Identify seasonal fashion direction, merchandise trends and client needs; research competitive market
  • Create seasonal presentation boards highlighting fabric, color and pattern direction
  • Research and develop innovative trims each season
  • Prepare initial tech pack with detail sketches
  • Input and maintain technical design development including artwork, trims, fabric worksheets, initial development, finalized tech pack, line list, etc.
  • Attend garment fittings and assist technical designers
  • Work with trim department to develop, review and approve all trims
  • Revise and update information in tech packs and communicate changes/updates to factories
  • Submit and approve artwork/strike-offs, wash panels, etc.
  • Manage and adhere to time and action calendar

The Ideal Candidate

Be the next key player on Team Hilfiger

Qualifications:

  • BA in Fashion Design
  • 5+ years of experience with mens wear with 1-2 years of experience in a Designer role (or compatible position)   
  • Strong knowledge of mens woven fabrics
  • Strong product development experience
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS, MS Excel, and MS Office Suite
  • Experience working with overseas factories, agents and fabric and trim vendors
  • Advanced fabrication and technique application knowledge
  • Vertical experience a plus
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work cross functionally, building strong relationships between various departments
  • Strong eye for trends and abreast on current industry news/developments
  • Ability to work longer hours, if needed, due to timelines and deliverables
  • Ability to travel, if needed, both domestically and internationally
  • Able to time manage responsibilities and be able to address tasks without direction, as needed
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with adherence to deadlines
  • Detail oriented and resourceful traits necessary
  • Must be able to find best solutions and developing methods to improve efficiency
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing trends of business and projects
  • Ability to work in fluid environment with changing priorities required

Language skills

  1. English, Native or bilingual proficiency

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.