PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.
Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 16,000 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 $9.2 billion in 2019
Our brand operates in two distinct lifestyle worlds – the WORLD OF HILFIGER and the WORLD OF TOMMY. Each world captures specific attitudes.
Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includes TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups and is recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.
You will be working for the WORLD OF TOMMY with its pulse on boundary-pushing youth culture for the confident consumer adopting the latest streetwear-inspired fashion.
Position Description and responsibilities
As a Designer Manager working in the Menswear Division you will be responsible for the design and execution the seasonal collections for our product category Outerwear. You will be supported by a designer & junior designer. And you will be work closely with developers, merchandisers and the Design Director for the planning and development of each season collection. You will design and execute seasonal range plans for review with Design Director & VP of design.
Specifically, you will be responsible for:
Reporting into the Design Director, this role is exclusively responsible for all outerwear products for TH Menswear/
Researching trends and conducting market research that can be worked into the Tommy Hilfiger Menswear brand strategy.
Translating research and trends into a commercial TH Menswear collection.
Follow the range plan set by the merchandisers to build commercial outerwear collections.
Preparing all necessary design decks and boards for divisional presentations.
Follow up on styles & selected fabrics each season in collaboration with product developers and communicate this to our buying offices/vendors & retail needs.
Working closely and communicating daily on issues/changes that arise from the development of selected outerwear.
You will be partner with product developers to ensure a smooth work flow each season when executing each style.
Working closely with the Technical Department for the executing of garment fittings.
Attend fittings to help find solutions to any problems that may come up during the fitting process.
Continuous development of new fabrics, yarns, wool and downs.
Working with the Fabric Team to select the best fabrics for each collection.
Presenting outerwear designs to merchandising team & management as requested.
Working to the divisional calendar to meet deadlines.
Making sure that the Tommy DNA is seen in each garment.
Degree at Bachelor level – in Fashion Design Menswear
Minimum 12+ years related experience in (a) leading Men’s brand(s), with at least 8 years of outerwear experience
Very commercial mentality with consumer insights
Solid knowledge of garment specifications, fitting and pattern making
Eye for details with an extensive knowledge of fabric and wool and down coats.
Passion for men’s fashion with a good sense of style
An extensive knowledge on ‘new’ technical developments in outerwear.
Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting
Capable of working in a hectic and always changing environment
Fluent in English, both written and verbal, as English is the working language of the company.
Open communicator and able to work with a number of personalities
Willing to travel to Europe & Asia for supplier/vendor visits
To be successful in this position you need to have a good understanding of the trends, for outerwear and the ability to translate them into a commercial product. It is important that you are able to work independently as well as in a team and that you also enjoy working in a busy, changeable environment that fosters authenticity. To be able to work well with other teams, you need to have strong communication skills.
What You Can Expect from Us:
A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
A monthly Covid home- office budget
A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office
Please include a menswear outerwear portfolio with your application.
PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.