About the Company
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 2014 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. 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. 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.
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. Calvin Klein also designs and markets a range of other product lines including fragrance, eyewear, watches, jewelry, and home furnishings. The Calvin Klein brands achieved approximately $8.1 billion in global retail sales in 2014.
The Creative Services Department is responsible for the interior design of the European showrooms (for PVH brands such as Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein), the design & delivery of PVH’s future headquarters - the Campus at Houthavens in Amsterdam – as well as the design & delivery of TH digital showrooms.
Additionally, Creative Services designs & supervises the delivery of ad-hoc architectural projects such as the roll out of People’s Place in store & digital showrooms globally.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The role of the junior architectural & spatial designer is to support Creative Services’ projects from an interior/ exterior design perspective, working under the management of the architectural designer & in conjunction with the appointed (internal/ external) PMs.
He/she is responsible for enabling/ supervising/ checking all related/ requested design drawings & material specs as well as ensuring that all design concepts fit the assigned projects’ functional & architectural requirements. The overall goal is to ensure suitability & synchronicity of all spatial/ architectural designs with the related project brief, the TH/ CK brands as well as the PVH corporate vision.
The junior architectural & spatial designer is also heavily involved in the interior design of projects, working closely with the creative concept manager, the interior designer & the coordinators of the team in presenting and/or sourcing suitable products & suppliers.
The junior architectural & spatial designer will primarily be involved in the following projects:
- Design & delivery of selected TH/ CK showrooms- Europe (dependent on refit schedule)
- Design & delivery of TH digital showrooms- Europe
- Design & delivery of ad-hoc architectural/ design projects (PP, pop-up/ seasonal events)
- Design & delivery of the PVH Campus Amsterdam (internal & exterior spaces)
The junior architectural & spatial designer reports into the architectural designer.
He/she must have some work experience with a demonstrated understanding of design/ project time management, work prioritizing, effective delegating to team members & a strong understanding of general feasibility within given budgetary & design briefs/ constraints.
He/she must possess an absolute eye for detail & perfection as well as be thoroughly organized & capable of working on multiple projects at the same time.
He/ she must be a natural people person, at ease interacting with all levels of the organization, both in written & verbal form.
DESIRED SKILLS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Architecture degree
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
- Computer Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch Up, Cinema 4D
- Organizational skills
- Demonstrated energy, drive, determination and persistence; ability to multitask
- A hands-on attitude
- Absolute team player
- Able to work within a large international company and fast-paced environment
- Used to working under pressure and to deadlines
- Flexible/ adaptable in mindset & work methods
- Pro-active, enthusiastic & dedicated