About the Company
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 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.
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.
We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel to join the Corporate & Commercial team. The Legal Counsel will provide practical, business oriented legal advice to a fast-paced and demanding business. As our company is transforming from a fashion company to become a fashion-tech company, a big part of the role of the Legal Counsel will be to review, draft and negotiate tech related contracts and help navigate our business partners through an ever evolving IT and digital landscape.
The Legal Counsel should have a “yes we can” mentality and is a business partner with a commercial mindset always aiming for legally sound solutions to make the impossible possible.
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 and/or in-house, with focus on IT and contractual/commercial matters.
- Business acumen and quick and sound judgment.
- Service-oriented but critical.
- Fluent in English, 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.