Career Opportunity

Senior Manufacturing Excellence Manager

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Manufacturing & Sourcing


Lai Chi Kok




Hong Kong

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands

Position Overview

Establish and steer a dynamic industry-leading Manufacturing Excellence organization.
Drive efficiency initiatives to elevate the performance of the supply base, identify processes and systems which will enable the supply base become world class.
Lead the implementation of modern quality management systems with our suppliers and move toward self-regulation to ensure industry leading quality of our product.
Look further into the future of manufacturing for the development of a long term vision and plan of new manufacturing methods and innovative sustainable sourcing solutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and steer the vision and strategy of the manufacturing excellence organization.
  • Create and own a roadmap to implement and capture the benefits of a truly world class supply base supporting a strategy of continuous improvement and manufacturing cost reduction.  Work with sourcing costing to ensure the right costing frameworks in place to capture the benefits.
  • Lead manufacturing excellence team to achieve maximum efficiencies within the product creation and manufacturing process.
  • Drive the implementation of new manufacturing methods.
  • Ensure through the method engineering team that optimal production methods are in use across our full supply chain. Lead the implementation of automation by working closely with machinery suppliers wherever possible.
  • Continuously identify and analyze opportunities and programs to become a faster and more efficient organization.
  • Set clear objectives and KPI's for the organization.
  • Transform our quality function from checking to accreditation by driving the implementation of the best quality systems across our suppliers.
  • Lead the new innovation function to look at the future of manufacturing.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • University degree in Industrial Engineering with relevant working experience.
  • Operational experience in multinational companies.
  • Apparel/Non-Apparel experience in Fashion/retail sourcing office.
  • Strong quality and manufacturing knowledge.
  • Strong Lean Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering background.
  • Advanced skills in Factory Risk Assessment.
  • Advanced skills in Project management.
  • Advanced skills in workshops.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of business.
  • Ability to cope with change, make decisions and act comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
  • Good command of spoken and written English. Cantonese/Mandarin would be a plus.

AS - Senior Manufacturing Excellence Manager