Job Internship Corporate Responsibility

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.

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 delivers 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, Tommy 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.

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products exceed $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in [over] 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. In 2003, we were acquired by PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world.

Department Information

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern who will work in the Corporate Responsibility team at our European head-office in Amsterdam.

  • Sustainable Supply Chain –supporting in several projects which aim to gain better transparency of Tommy Hilfiger supply chain, to improve environmental requirements of production facilities (with main focus on water) and to lower the impact of denim finishing processes.
  • Supply chain data analysis related to TH water programs
  • Sustainable Materials – supporting CR senior coordinator to drive the sustainable materials programs, with an emphasis on the Better Cotton program.

Position Description

Sustainable Supply Chain Program

  • Supporting the internal project team to implement lower impact denim finishing
  • Preparation of data, charts and graphs for presentations and reporting activities for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Supply chain data analysis related to TH water programs

Sustainable Materials Programs

  • Supporting the Better Cotton program outreach in both the supply chain and within the business
  • Sustainable material data collection.
  • Data analysis
  • Administration of the Better Cotton Tracer account
  • Tracking of sustainable materials results.

Additional to the project, the intern may be required to perform other functions within the CR team. Some practical examples: (1) Assisting in the other ongoing CR projects (2) Assisting in preparation of CR events, projects and trainings (3) Organization and coordination of facility requirements

(4) Preparation of PowerPoint presentations

Key competences

  • Hands-on attitude
  • Solutions oriented
  • Excellent analytical skills essential
  • Passion for sustainability and related topics
  • Creative and open-minded
  • Adaptable and able to work individually as well as in a team, with different people from various parts of the business
  • Organized and methodical
  • Good communication skills

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the impact of our business toward the environment, and vice versa
  • Learn different opportunities to asses and improve environmental performance of production/supply chain
  • Gain knowledge around more sustainable fibers specifically the BCI program.
  • Understand the environmental impact of fibers and production processes
  • Get insight into garment and footwear supply chain

Position Requirements

  • Start Date for the internship: January/February 2018. Duration: 6 months
  • The candidate should be enrolled in a school or university for the entire period of internship
  • The candidate should be eligible to work in EU
  • Good understanding of sustainable business
  • Preferred background study: business administration, environmental science, sustainable development (or equivalent)
  • Strong in analytical and research skills
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English – Dutch not essential
  • Employment type: full-time

Meet Some of PVH's Employees

Jane D.

Director of Merchandising, TOMMY HILFIGER

Jane’s goal is to ensure that every TOMMY HILFIGER store that she manages has the right products in the right quantities at the right time.

Adriana B.

Fabrics Coordinator, CALVIN KLEIN

Adriana works alongside the Design Team to select the right fabrics for CALVIN KLEIN'S fashionable women’s woven products every season.


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