About the Company
PVH is one of the largest apparel companies in the world. With a history going back over 130years, 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 withover $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 avariety of goods under its own and licensed brands.PVH Europe is home to the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices ofCalvin Klein. The company is founded on a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that’sfueled 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 premiumstyling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denimbrands, 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 islicensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings.Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership anddirection for the design process. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, TommyHilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retailstores 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, provocativedesign 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 companywith the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various pricepoints, distribution channels and catering to a diverse group of consumers. Calvin Klein alsodesigns 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 inglobal retail sales in 2014.
Creative Services is responsible for the architectural & interior design of showrooms, wellness &workplaces for PVH.Creative Services subsequently works hand in hand with (country based) Project Managers inorder to execute and deliver all projects.With regards to showrooms, Creative Services is also responsible for the design, execution &delivery of seasonal concepts (these change 4x year), on a global scale for TH and on aEuropean scale for Calvin Klein.Additionally, Creative Services is responsible for the design & roll-out of digital showroomsglobally and for the design of HQ/ wholesale architectural projects.
Reporting into the Manager- Showroom concepts & design, the Junior designer- showroomconcepts devises & designs display concepts in support of the seasonal collections, in line withthe global design brief and divisional VM requirements.He/she is also involved with the tendering, execution & delivery of all concepts.The process thereof includes:- Research on given themes and/or product focuses- Communication with Divisional merchandising teams in order to identify/ define theseasonal product focuses & all related VM requirements- Drawing up concepts & upon internal sign off, translating these into tangible designs- Assisting the execution & delivery of these concepts to the Amsterdam flagshipshowrooms as well as supporting by remote for delivery to global showroom locations(30+). This includes creating design packs, providing artworks & graphics for printing/production, creating required technical drawings in support of FF&E elements andcommunicating with all related vendors.- Communication with peers to support said local execution & delivery- Assisting the manager & the coordinator with all related sourcing, tendering & budgetingas well as all related project schedulesThe Junior designer- showroom concepts is a constant source of innovative ideas & solutions.He/she works in close collaboration with the team’s coordinators as well as Divisionalmerchandising teams (Mens,Womens, Kids, Jean, Sport, UW/Swim, Tailored, FW/Acc), the VMteams & the Facilities/ showroom operations teams.He/ she must be a natural people person, with excellent verbal & written communication skills.He/she must have relevant & goal-focused work experience ( 3 years minimum).He/she must be comfortable interacting & working directly with suppliers, freelancers, temporarystaff & international colleagues alike.He/she must possess an absolute eye for detail & perfection as well as be thoroughly organized& capable of working on multiple projects at the same time.Lastly, the Junior designer- showroom concepts must be aware of developments in the field, bein tune with competitors, be in synch with his/her time & be able to apply all this knowledge tohis/her projects.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in devising concepts & managingdesign projects (windows/ VM/ events or similar) Passionate & knowledgeable about the fashion, interior & fashion design fields- Demonstrated energy, drive, determination and persistence; ability to multitask- A hands-on attitude- Absolute team player- Strong eye for detail and a natural sense of design/ styling- Open minded with a global design mindset- Organizational skillsAbility to use design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch Up, Cinema 3D)- Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal (English a must; Dutch or otherlanguages a +)- Independent, quick thinker & solutions’ driven- Able to work within a large international company and a fast-paced environment- Used to working under pressure and to tight deadlines- Flexible/ adaptable in mindset & work methods- Flexible about tasks, working hours & project type- Pro-active, enthusiastic & dedicated