PVH Corp. Manager, Fabric - Tommy Hilfiger in New York, New York

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Manager, Fabric - Tommy Hilfiger

Individual will drive newness and innovation in brand fabric. Individual must have extensive R&D and product development background bringing forth new ideas keeping within brand aesthetic and cost structure. Individual will source seasonal design request with appropriate vendors and offer creative solutions if the request is outside of brands sourcing and pricing strategy. Individual will be strategic and proactive in sourcing fabrics keeping in mind current company initiatives such as speed 360 model, corporate environmental initiatives, and a launch of a PVH PLM system.

The principle purpose is to lead in globally sourcing and developing the appropriate fabrics with the best aesthetic at the right cost using a strategic go forward filter to fulfill the brands needs and strategic goals while ensuring best in quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner and coordinate all phases of knit fabric research and development with an emphasis on forward aesthetic and strategic thinking to determine direction for future seasons while driving the business forward

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Production and product development with the ability to influence Design in support of Production

  • Manage the research and development of global fabrics that meet design aesthetic needs based on Brand’s overall concepts and cost structure as it relates to our Brand Strategy

  • Meet with Brand’s key global fabric suppliers to gain clear understanding of future developments and competitive sourcing of fabrics

  • Monitor calendar to ensure all development dates are adhered to and that follow through is achieved

  • Ensure all fabrics meet our QC requirements within appropriate timelines ensuring on time booking

  • Attend quarterly meetings with cross functional partners ensuring Brand’s needs are met

  • Completing and understanding seasonal analytics for strategic go forward plans. IE fabric counts to development ratio’s, strategic mill lists are adhered to

  • Communicate and elevate potential issues to leadership with potential solves

  • Translate aesthetic into clear, executable direction for vendors and mills ensuring smooth handoff and seamless execution of product

  • Maintain a fabric resource library to support seasonal inspiration as well as archive Tommy Hilfiger production development fabric. Participate in identifying potential key item fabrications for upcoming seasons

  • Oversee fabric approval with Design

  • Attend seasonal fabric shows to gain perspective on trends as it applies to Tommy Hilfiger

  • Ability to see big picture and prioritize concerns/issues

  • Utilize technical expertise to realistically translate designs intent

  • Drive product category to balance quality and cost of fabrics

  • Review and evaluate with Design duplicative fabrics and where we can consolidate fabrics on a seasonal basis

  • Regularly shop stores and benchmark brands to better understand where they are and where they are going and their relativity to Tommy Hilfiger’s business

  • Maintains seasonal fabric binders for easy use

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree; Preferred textile degree or related fashion degree

  • 6+ years of R&D experience

  • 3-5+ years of management experience preferred

  • Technical knowledge of fabric and garment construction

  • Strong experience with wovens and knits

  • Expert understanding of global textile knowledge

  • Excellent management and organizational skills

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills

  • Ability to work closely and partner effectively with design, vendors, mills and global production

  • Awareness of potential testing and/or quality issues

  • Ability to negotiate and build consensus across multiple functions

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH.

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With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co . intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.