Job Internship Quality Assurance

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

The Central Supply Chain department supports the Divisions, Customers, Vendors and Suppliers of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein with all strategic sourcing, vendor management, quality assurance and quality control activities. In addition the department houses the Central Trim team which works with all product divisions to achieve leverage and synergies. Within PVH Europe, the department works closely with all the product divisions for TH and CK and the following departments: Corporate Responsibility, Business Process Development, Brand Merchandising, and Central Operations. In addition, there is alignment with the Sourcing departments of TH North America and PVH Corp, both situated in New York. Main external counterparts are buying agents and related Vendors as well as Direct Vendors.

Position Description

PVH is committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our products and manufacturing processes. To further our commitment, we have joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals ("ZDHC") Programme, a global coalition of leading international brands in the apparel and footwear sector, with the ultimate goal of achieving zero discharge of chemicals in our product life cycle by 2020.

The main responsibility of the intern will be coordinating the PVH Europe Chemical Management Project. The project aims to provide insight into the level of compliance concerning restricted substances in the supply chain. This entails being a central point of communication between the vendors, laboratories and internal PVH teams. The intern will report into the Quality Assurance coordinator within the Central Supply Chain department.

Key Tasks:

  • Research and Analysis into finishes and substances
  • Developing a testing programme
  • Set up and follow up on the testing programme

Apart from this key project there is a daily support needed on the following areas:

Support with issue resolution related to quality failures

Participating in the central supply chain and quality assurance team meetings, seminars.

Position Requirements

  • Start date for the internship: January/February 2018. Duration: 6 months
  • The candidate should be enrolled in a Fashion Technology Bachelor degree study program (AMFI, Saxion, Maere ) for the entire period of internship
  • The candidate must be eligible to work in the EU.
  • Good MS office knowledge necessary
  • Employment type: full-time

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • team player
  • proactive
  • able to work independently
  • accurate
  • own initiative
  • Organized

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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