Product Developer Calvin Klein Womenswear - Soft Wovens

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 28 days ago
Other

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 iconicCALVIN 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.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by  bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands — CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance — provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world’s favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Department & Team

The Product Development team develops and delivers both innovative and sustainable products for Calvin Klein. Responsible for the end to end development of the product, from initial concept through to physical garments, pioneering high quality & product excellence, as well as delivering on company & divisional KPI’s.

Closely partnering with a number of stakeholders, from design & merchandising, through to supply value chain, & buying & planning global teams this role plays an intricate part in delivering the Calvin Klein brand DNA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality of product and achievement of margin & sustainability targets throughout the product development process, by collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, & vendors

  • Responsible for achieving product-category specific KPIs (e.g. margins, sustainability, overdevelopment and on-time SMS delivery)

  • Responsible for product management throughout the development process, by attending key meetings (e.g. raw materials meeting, proto review, final price meeting, SMS review), and advising on possible improvements of product and margins, and signing off styles

  • Responsible for maintaining efficient workflows and product quality by adhering to (category specific) calendars

  • Maintain close relationships with supply value chain & vendors, in all aspects related to brand, & product expectations

  • Liaise with Design for initial product development initiatives (e.g. sourcing trips) during Global Creative Research, with the objective to foster innovation, sustainability and to ensure competitive price points

  • Advise Design during development process regarding cost implications and provide call-outs regarding quality risks to the product

  • Execute & collaborate on innovation and sustainability in line with company & divisional targets (e.g Make It Possible roadmap)

  • Execute & collaborate on digitization of product & 3D process throughout product lifecycle (from launch to sell in) alongside company & divisional roadmap & targets, in collaboration w/ the Digitalization Center of Excellence

  • Provide (ad hoc) analyses and reporting

  • Engage in ad hoc business projects related to product, process and business requirements

  • Set target FOB prices with the objective to achieve margins, as set by Product Merchandising

  • Discuss FOB price expectations with Direct Vendors and supply value chain, ensuring margins are maintained for actual order quantities

  • Execute on operational activities, including product development- and administrative activities , and escalate where required (e.g. overdevelopment, margin, lead time, MOQs, consulting on risk assessment, and ensuring accuracy of data in PLM)

  • Review lead times of fabrics and trims/ possible lead times with supply value chain, B&P, and discuss allocations accordingly

  • Send vendor requests for protos and SMS to vendors, elaborate on requests during handover (on site) using technical packs, sketches, and measurement charts

  • Involved in risk assessment (e.g. checking test results for materials and garments), and collaborating with sourcing, Central Quality Assurance regarding any quality issues

  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data in PLM (e.g. BOM, prices)

  • Ad hoc tasks such as material library creation & maintenance, approvals, sample organizing, meeting preparation, etc

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 3+ years of experience minimum

  • A bachelor/ master’s degree in fashion, clothing or textiles or equivalent experience in fashion, clothing or textiles industry

  • Product knowledge of apparel preferably within Soft Wovens including PD process

  • Knowledge in fabrics/trims quality and color approval and print developments

  • Effective communication skills: team player, interdepartmental collaboration, stakeholder management

  • Good aesthetic and sense in making commercial judgment

  • Proactive problem solver with attention to detail

  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast paced environment with a hands-on approach

  • Inclusive Team Player

  • High data integrity

  • Strong analytical skills, eye for detail

  • Self-driven, pragmatic and business mind set

  • Embodies PVH values of individuality, passion, accountability, partnership & integrity

  • Good command of written & spoken English

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 motivational letter with your application. We would love 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.

COVID-19 and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting process may be conducted remotely, primarily via phone and video calls. Once you’re onboard, you’ll join in our Work Smart hybrid way of working, which is focused on connection, collaboration and community, with our dynamic offices and workspaces there to facilitate teamwork and innovation.

In your initial call, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the full details of our Work Smart hybrid working policy, as well as any adapted measures that may be in place based on current government guidelines.

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