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director 3d & digital creation

DEPARTMENT
GLOBAL HQ,DESIGN
LOCATION
AMSTERDAM,NETHERLANDS
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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.

Position Description

The Digital Business Transformation team investigates, implements and broadens the use of digital tools and services at PVH. From digital design solutions to the expansion of the Digital Showroom, the team’s aim is to optimize design, development and sell-in processes, to increase speed to market and improve efficiencies across the organization.

Position responsibilities:

The Director of 3D & Digital Creation will lead the strategy development and implementation roadmap for 3D design at PVH Europe, combining innovative design processes with state-of the art technology & systems. The role reports into the head of the department. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Drive implementation of 3D & Digital Creation strategy within the product divisions:
    • Conduct pilots to test & learn
    • Build optimal divisional processes, from set-up of libraries across the organization to vendor involvement
    • Guide divisions on talent needs and organizational set-up
    • Build roadmap for divisional roll-out
  • Strategic partnership with internal IT teams to build the foundation for 3D & Digital Creation:
    • Work with internal/external software development teams and product managers to deliver the tools & systems necessary for seamless 3D Design
    • Partner with internal stakeholders to gather product feedback, prioritize work and ensure potential alignment
    • Manage prioritization and trade-offs among user needs, business needs and technical limitations. Don’t hesitate to re-evaluate the roadmap if it’s in the interest of the business
    • Drive technology research and partnering with external vendors, keeping in mind understand user needs, technical feasibility and alignment with business objectives
  • Build and lead team of 3D project managers/specialists. Coach team to effectively:
    • Educate and train key users
    • Provide support to the users
    • Drive increased adoption of 3D & Digital Creation across product divisions

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in relevant industry/field. Experience with 3D Design in the apparel industry is a big plus
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Demonstrable leadership skills - experienced in leading and coaching own teams as well as cross-functional project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large strategic projects from kickoff to launch
  • Demonstrated leadership working cross-functionally to deliver complex projects
  • Ability to quickly understand organizational structures and interdependences 
  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task and deal with time pressure in an unstructured environment
  • Excellent organizational skills to juggle many tasks without losing sight of the highest priority items. Ability to stay focused under pressure, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative; able to liaise closely across different levels of the organization
  • Ambitious, motivated to go the extra mile and able to perform in a demanding work environment
  • Strong team player with excellent social and communication skills
  • Flexible; comfortable working in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English and ability to work in multi-cultural & multi-lingual environment