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 a deep understanding of fashion to outfit, style and capture visual content that quickly resonates with our consumers. Working closely with PVH Studios Art Directors and PVH Creative Marketing teams, you will lead On-Model and Still-Life shoots and style aspirational images that adhere to guidelines but elevate our brands. You will be comfortable working on ad-hoc projects as well as consistent E-Commerce image production. Reporting into the PVHS Creative & Production Manager, the role balances commercial, strategic AND creative considerations. It is comfortable working 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 Stylist adeptly navigates ambiguity and remains calm and pragmatic when creative direction unavoidably changes. They role-model the PVHS HOW WE ACT principles.
Own ALL photographic output delivered by PVHS teams with ultimate accountability for technical execution
Partner with studio Art Directors (ADs) to lead and manage creative teams to hit image quality bar
Contribute to continuous improvement of the studio Aesthetic Variables KPIs
Work tightly with Operations Manager & Production Manager to optimize studio efficiencies, every day
Test and implement PDP Guidelines with ADs as well as Ecommerce and Creative Marketing stakeholders
Analyse consumer data to inform creative decision
Research and develop latest image capture techniques and fashion-centric photography innovations
Build strong collaborative relationships with global brand leadership
Attend all MBRs and QBRs with Ecommerce and Marketing Leaders
Scope and lead Special Projects
Shoot On-Set at least 3 x days per week to lead by example
Lead and manage a team of at least 3 x direct reports (2 x Photographers, 1 x Studio Technician)
Train, develop, coach and nurture all direct reports including at bi-weekly agenda-led One-to-Ones
Conduct ongoing performance assessment with clear long and short-term objectives using SMART goals
Perform annual performance assessments of all direct reports as per PVH corporate processes
Selflessly promote the development and visibility of the IMAGING Team
Understand, promote and model the PVH Studios HOW WE ACT principles at all times
The Ideal Candidate
At least 10 x years experience in a Lead 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
Hunger to drive automation and standardize workflows whilst maintaining creative standards and elevation
Strong supplier and stakeholder management skills
Proven 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
To ensure we can fully assess your candidacy, we ask that you curate a portfolio of work that demonstrates a breadth of creative work, and more importantly, speaks to the above brief.Only candidates who submit a portfolio will be considered.
And please dont forget to include a short motivation letter we want to know why this is THE opportunity for you!