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PVH Corp. Trim Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

About PVH Corp.

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, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand. True&Co. 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.

About Tommy Hilfiger

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

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.

Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear, women’s collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage.

Position Description

Purpose:

The Trim developer is responsible for the trim development from idea (created by design) until final product. The trim article is developed within the nominated supplier matrix, aligning with the brand’s aesthetic, quality and corporate responsibility standards. The key objective in this role is to manage this development process and the cross-function collaboration with design and production.

Accountabilities:

SOURCING

  • The onshore Trim Developer is responsible to work with Trim Lead to interpret the seasonal design brief in the trim space, with focus on the essential and essential + branding trims. The developer attends trade shows and hosts matrix trim suppliers at the Amsterdam HQ.

  • Create and present sourcing boards to design & merchandise for seasonal development, sharing trend, newness and innovation.

  • Partner with offshore Trim Developer to receive sourcing images/samples from regional suppliers.

  • Maintain the seasonal trim boards for design’s working.

DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION

  • Setups new trims in PLM system with all mandatory data, adhering to seasonal calendar deadlines and indirectly managing the designers’ output.

  • Initial risk assessment of potential quality or production issues based on substrate and/or application.

  • Development boards created for use in Sketch review, sorted by good/better/best price targets. Identify any gaps and cancellations and communicate to the supplier/offshore.

  • Utilize PLM to send trim forecasts to suppliers for SMS, used by suppliers to ensure proper raw materials are in stock for SMS trims making.

  • Monitor SMS direct developed trim delivery and communicate any delays.

  • Renegotiate trim prices based on merchant forecast quantity.

  • Manage all denim product trim developments directly, including wash & wear trials.

  • Set up and follow up of the seasonal 3D trim tracker, ensuring all selected core trims are requested and digitized within the seasonal timeframe

  • Quality check of the 3D trim file and upload/data check of the 3D trim file to the Design Hub

  • Keep PLM records of trims available in Design hub up to date

  • Sharing a weekly update with the 3D trim tracker status (pivot table) with the divisional 3D leads

  • Analyze garment level Pre-Buys from buying & planning to ensure new trim items used on these styles have expedited comments & approval to ensure production maintained.

  • All sample lines in the PLM vendor request (VR) made “approved” or “cancelled” before bulk comments deadline.

  • Follow-up any bulk trim testing failures with QA team.

  • Production visits to suppliers to create relationship, upskill technical knowledge and informed of capabilities (travel required EU, India Sub-Continent & Asia.)

PROJECTS

  • Onshore trim developer will work on several projects each year, both in the division and in x-divisional project group with other trim associates from PVH Europe.

  • Trim Specialist (ongoing)- the trim developer will be assigned a specific trim subtype that they will be the specialist of. The KPIs for this project are supplier management, being a subject matter expert for this trim subtype, and administrative functions (PLM info, corporate communication, etc.) related to their specific supplier grid.

Tools in order to full-fill the above:

  • PLM Centric: the main system to generate all the material/style/product and production information.

  • Microsoft office.

  • Adobe Illustrator.

  • Browzwear/Vstitcher

  • Excellent communication skills. Be able to drive conversations with Suppliers, Buying offices, Design and Development/Production.

The ideal candidate

  • Education: higher textile education (Fashion Management, Fashion and textile technology, TMO or similar.)

  • Minimum 2-4 year working experience in development/sourcing/production.

  • Used to working under pressure with deadlines.

  • Good understanding of reporting tools and databases

  • Experience in 3D printing and renders a plus.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Living in the Netherlands and/or possesses a work permit for the European Community.

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 an up to date portfolio and motivational letter with your application. We would love to see your aesthetic as well how you commercially design to understand why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.

DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.

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