internship quality assurance


About the Company

PVH is one of the largest apparel companies in the world. With a history going back over 130 years, PVH excels at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages. PVH is over 30,000 associates operating across 40 countries and speaking 20 languages with over $8 billion in 2015 revenues. PVH owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo, Warner’s and Olga brands and, in addition, markets a variety of goods under its own and licensed brands.

PVH Europe is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein. The company is founded on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that’s fueled by passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style, featuring preppy with a twist designs. The brand 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.

Calvin Klein is one of the best known designer names in the world, offering a modern, provocative design aesthetic. The Calvin Klein brands – Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein (platinum label), Calvin Klein (white label), Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear – provide the company with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, distribution channels and catering to a diverse group of consumers.

Department Information

The Central Supply Chain department supports the Divisions, Customers, Vendors and Suppliers of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein with all strategic sourcing, vendor management, quality assurance and quality control activities. In addition the department houses the Central Trim team which works with all product divisions to achieve leverage and synergies. Within PVH Europe, the department works closely with all the product divisions for TH and CK and the following departments: Corporate Responsibility, Business Process Development, Brand Merchandising, and Central Operations. In addition, there is alignment with the Sourcing departments of TH North America and PVH Corp, both situated in New York. Main external counterparts are buying agents and related Vendors as well as Direct Vendors.

Position Description

PVH is committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our products and manufacturing processes. To further our commitment, we have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (“ZDHC”) Program, a global coalition of leading international brands in the apparel and footwear sector, with the ultimate goal of achieving zero discharge of chemicals in our product life cycle by 2020.

The main responsibility of the intern will be coordinating the PVH Europe Chemical Management Project. The project aims to provide insight into the level of compliance concerning restricted substances in the supply chain. This entails being a central point of communication between the vendors, laboratories and internal PVH teams. The intern will report into the Quality Assurance coordinator within the Central Supply Chain department.

Key Tasks:

  • Research and Analysis into finishes and substances
  • Developing a testing program
  • Set up and follow up on the testing program

 Apart from this key project there is a daily support needed on the following areas:

Support with issue resolution related to quality failures

Participating in the central supply chain and quality assurance team meetings, seminars.

Position Requirements

  • Start date: July/August2017.  Duration is 6 months.
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in the EU.
  • It is a requirement that the candidate is a 3 or 4 year student enrolled in a Fashion Technology Bachelor degree study program.
  • Good MS office knowledge necessary

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Team player
  • proactive
  • able to work independently
  • accurate
  • own initiative
  • Organized