VP Product Development Accessories

Tommy Hilfiger

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VP Product Development Accessories, Tommy Hilfiger


New York, United States


Director / VP / President


Production & Technical



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The VP, Product Development, Accessories will be responsible for the product development and sourcing of the handbag and accessories lines.


  • Develop and implement sourcing strategy for both short term and long terms and be proactive to changing environments
  • Develop strong working relationships with any agents, supply team offices and direct vendors used to source product and develop sourcing strategy with them to achieve all division fiscal goals
  • Key liaison to design, merchandising and production. Proactively communicate cross functionally with partners and facilitate pass off from development to production
  • Create and manage top line development calendars to meet all critical milestone dates from design inception to delivery of SMS.
  • Partner with production and supply team office for costing and factory allocation to ensure all product categories are in the correct balance of factories based on price, quality and volume
  • Create and execute sourcing efficiencies to consolidate vendor base, insure volume pricing with factories for both handbags and accessories and their the respective categories
  • Implement group material buys to negotiate volume prices for commodities working with production and supply team office
  • Attend proto and costing meetings for both handbags and accessories to act as the point person for major issues; identify issues that may impact pricing targets and quality standards
  • Ensure margin goals for handbags and accessories are met or exceeded by working with factories, as well as design and production to bring in line to margin when profit is short of plan
  • Responsible to achieve target pricing and manage go-in margins as well as line item dept. budget expense
  • Broad decision making for anything associated with the actual development of the product

The Ideal Candidate


  • College degree required; Fashion Merchandising, a plus
  • 8-10+ years experience in the product development and sourcing of accessories required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to think strategically and implement tactically
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • MS Office skills (incl. Excel), MS Outlook
  • Ability to learn custom computer systems
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with adherence to deadlines

  • Creates procedures to improve operation efficiency

  • Detail oriented/innovative 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

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities.
  • International and domestic travel is required
  • Off-shift hours as needed

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.