Fitting within the wider Marketing and Communications group, PVH STUDIOS (PVHS) produces over150,000 image assets each year for both Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, primarily for the brands global Ecommerce websites. From its new state-of-the-art 23,500 sq. ft. facility in Amsterdam, PVHS strives to blend operational excellence with creative elevation to ensure best-in-class digital fashion consumer experiences, every day. With 9 fully-equipped Ecommerce bays running on the latest tech, 2 Editorial Studios with drive-in capacity, a Still Life Studio, Equipment Room, Sample Management area, cafe with full menu, kitchen, offices, meeting rooms and chill-out spaces (ohand a jump-up sound system) - it is truly one-of-a-kind.
This critical role uses multiple skills (Technical, Creative and Soft) to capture visual content that resonates with our consumers. Working closely with PVH Studios Art Directors, you will lead On-Model and Still-Life shoots and photograph aspirational images that adhere to Global Guidelines but elevate our brand. You will be comfortable working on ad-hoc projects as well as consistent Ecommerce image production. Reporting into the PVHS Manager, Photography, the role balances commercial, strategic AND creative considerations. It works fast and continually sense-checks the aesthetic quality-bar to ask What is enough for the consumer? It elevates quality but within reasonable commercial boundaries. The role is vigilant against complexity, exception and subjectivity. In terms of behavior, the Fashion Photographer adeptly navigates ambiguity and remains calm and pragmatic when creative direction unavoidably changes. They role-model the PVHS HOW WE ACT principles.
Shoot On-Model and Still-Life imagery against agreed brand standards
Own ALL photographic output from PVHS with accountability for image composition and product display
Lead Model, Styling and Digitech talent on-set to drive elevated imagery against global guidelines
Continually improve aesthetic standard alongside Creative Manager and Aesthetic Variables KPI
Develop, test and implement new scalable photographic lighting sets and technical processes
Work closely with Art Directors, Operations and Production teams to optimize studio efficiencies each day
Collaborate with Marketing and Ecommerce teams and build productive trust with key stakeholders
Analyse consumer data to inform creative decision
Shoot Special Projects across Marketing, Look-Book or Social Media content productions
Train and manage freelance Photographers and DigiTechs
Analyse consumer data to inform creative decisions
Consistently review shoot practices to drive efficiencies against the quality-bar
The Ideal Candidate
At least 6 x years experience in a technical photography role within high-volume Ecommerce fashion workflows
Strong background in balancing creative with commercial, operational and strategic business acumen.
Elevated creative portfolio resonating with contemporary fashion consumers
Experience driving automation and standardizing workflows within elevated creative standards
Strong supplier and stakeholder management skills.
Preferable track-record of inspiring, managing and directing creative teams (comprising of Photographers, Stylists, Models, Hair & Make-Up Artists, Digital Technicians and Retouchers.)
Flexibility on scope of role is critical as PVH Studios continues to evolve alongside wider business change and consumer demands. As such, duties described here may change and are not exhaustive.
What You Can Expect From Us
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafe's
A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
A smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
A chance to unwind with weekly social activities