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legal counsel (corporate and commercial law)

DEPARTMENT
GLOBAL HQ,LEGAL
LOCATION
AMSTERDAM,NETHERLANDS
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About the Company

PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

PVH Europe

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.

Tommy Hilfiger

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.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products exceed $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in more than 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. In 2003, Calvin Klein was acquired by PVH Corp.

Department Information

The Legal Department of PVH Europe has a cross functional reach. With a hands-on mentality, we deliver a full range of best-in-class legal services to all Divisions, Departments and Countries. Our team consists of 24 legal professionals of many different nationalities, backgrounds, cultures and legal expertise areas. The VP Legal Affairs is heading the Legal Department and is end-responsible for all legal aspects of our business and all legal areas covered by the Legal Department.

We are organized into teams headed by Legal Directors; Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property, Brand Protection, Employment, and Compliance/Privacy. In addition, we have a specialist solely dedicated to Legal Operations.

On an average day our team could be looking into new designs, negotiating a celebrity partnership, training customs officials to identify counterfeits or closing high stake commercial deals.

We are committed to providing excellent services under time-pressure but always whilst having fun and supporting each other.

Position Description

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that is involved in all aspects of our business?

We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join the Corporate & Commercial team. The Legal Counsel will report into the Legal Director Corporate & Commercial. We work with a “yes we can” mentality, embracing the challenge of being a business oriented partner always aiming for legally sound solutions to make the impossible possible. We are passionate about what we do and deliver high quality services, always with a smile and always having fun. Work hard, play hard is our mindset. We have a very special and positive team spirit and help each other whenever needed. If this is what you are looking for, please apply!

Responsibilities:

There is never a dull moment in our lives at the Legal Department. Our business is fast-paced and changing rapidly. The Legal Counsel will provide practical, business oriented legal advice to the business partners regarding various areas of law, and draft, review and negotiate all kinds of business agreements.

Position Requirements

The person we are looking for is a lawyer with experience with (commercial) contracts and corporate matters, in private practice and/or in-house. Someone who, of course, has a keen interest in the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands. The following characteristics describe the right candidate:

  • A master degree in (preferably Dutch) law.
  • 3-4 years of working experience gained in private practice, preferably with focus on corporate and contractual/commercial matters and litigation.
  • Business acumen and quick and sound judgment.
  • Service-oriented but critical.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Preferably fluent in French, both spoken and written.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Eye for detail, organized, accurate.
  • International mindset, digitally savvy.
  • Creative problem-solving ability by being able to think out-of-the-box.
  • Proactive, innovative, hands-on approach and self-starting.
  • Able to deal with pressure and able to prioritize.
  • Team player who loves a working environment of work hard/play hard.