trim developer


About the Company

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, has more than 17,000 associates worldwide and an extensive distribution network in over 115 countries and 1,600 retail stores. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.5 billion in 2015.

The Trim developer is responsible for the trim sourcing and 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

  • Sourcing new trims/finishes/shapes
  • Developing new trims from technical drawing/ original sample inspiration, which design hands over
  • Keep track & chase suppliers for sample delivery info
  • Advising design on these new developments
  • Manage the development timeline up to sample delivery
  • Commenting/advising suppliers on development
  • Salesman Sample Forecasts
  • Bulk forecasts
  • Manage seasonable trim files and keep physical trim library up to date
  • Manage the updates of the digital trim library in the PLM system, share out updates to relevant parties
  • Provide QA department in bulk approved trims that need to be tested at 3rd party lab
  • Follow up with vendor to solve in non-compliant cases
  • PLM Centric: the main system to generate all the material/style/product and production information
  • Excellent Communication skills. Be able to drive conversations with: Vendors, Buying offices, Design and Development/Production
  • Microsoft office and Adobe Illustrator or InDesign a plus
  • Education: high education (Mr Koetsier, De Maere, TMO, Industrial Product Design)
  • Minimum 2-4 year working experience in development/sourcing/production
  • Fluent in English
  • Living in the Netherlands
  • Possesses a work permit for the European Community
  • High education (mr koetsier, de maere, tmo, Industrial Product Design)