pattern designer


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 de-livers 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, Tom-my 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.

Department Description

Tommy Hilfiger Menswear is a global business comprised of the Sportswear, Tailored & Hilfiger Edition collections. The product is designed, sourced and produced through our Amsterdam Headquarters and is distributed in all Tommy Hilfiger retail and eCommerce channels globally, as well as Tier 1 and 2 department and specialty stores in all regions.

Tommy Hilfiger Menswear division is one of the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger. Based in the Amsterdam European head office the Menswear team is split into 5 teams: Design, Merchandise, Product Development, Supply Chain and Business Operations.

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s sportswear presents 4 times per year. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Sportswear is recognizable as being Classic, American and Cool with its own twist.

Position Description

  • Create first patterns as well as production patterns from sketch/block library by liaising closely with designers and product developers to achieve their vision.
  • Is responsible for TAILORED and CASUAL SHIRTS product group.
  • Create product specs and workmanship instructions for each pattern produced for the factory to follow.
  • Arrange fit sessions for own product group.
  • Attend fit sessions and relay fit comments to the factories and ensure these are accurately executed.
  • Correct and amend patterns according to fit comments and ensure these get handed to factories within set deadlines.
  • Updating and managing graded specs.
  • Keep amended specs and sample patterns up to date.
  • Follow and update the critical path.
  • Create, organize and manage block pattern library for own product group.
  • Support the factories where they have workmanship or construction queries.
  • Flag any variance in measurements and quality issues throughout a style’s cycle.
  • Develop and standardize workmanship techniques for own product groups.
  • Grading of patterns using CAD system.
  • Assist 3D team by preparing patterns for 3D, and stitching patterns together virtually.
  • Travel regularly to off-shore offices to support design team with 3D proto development.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 4-8 years’ experience as a Menswear pattern cutter within the industry on tailored products.
  • Should be capable of working under pressure and independently.
  • Should be an active team members that enjoys knowledge-sharing.
  • Comfortable working closely with designers on new ideas and interpretations as well as with the production team and factories.
  • Capable of seeing a style through from 1st pattern all the way to sealing stage.
  • Has a good understanding and knowledge of patterns as well as the production process and methods of manufacturing needed.
  • Should have a keen eye for detail and quality.
  • Should have good communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Should have good organizational skills, be able to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks.
  • Candidate should enjoy problem solving and challenges.
  • Experience dealing with offshore factories/suppliers is beneficial.
  • Should have the ability to quickly take on and effectively utilize in house software systems.
  • CAD experience is essential (Gerber).
  • PLM experience is beneficial.
  • 3D experience is beneficial (Browzwear, Gerber 3D, if not training will be provided).