Career Opportunity

Sourcing Assistant

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Manufacturing & Sourcing






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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, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview

The Sourcing Assistant is responsible for ensuring smooth flow of production while maintaining standards, end to end production of all adopted products through delivery, communication of product changes, on-time delivery, and claim resolutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Production Management

  • Host pre-production meeting with QA team and factories to align the expectation based on approved Tech Pack and standard.
  • Monitor WIP order tracking activities to ensure on-time deliveries with correct quality and quantity.
  • Manage and communicate the style changes that impact on cost, delivery, and product integrity to all relevant parties.
  • Oversee the production elements to meet the standard and approval.
  • Troubleshoot production problems, prevent /resolve issues that will impact on product quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with QA team with PO & delivery details and monitor production and inspection process.
  • Manage purchase orders and tracking shipments to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers and trends in the industry and analyze supplier capabilities and performance and assist Manager to make informed sourcing decisions.
  • Provide administrative support to the sourcing team, such as maintaining databases and generating reports.
  • Assist in resolving any issues or discrepancies with suppliers or shipments.

Vendor Management

  • Coordinate with factories to identify possible solutions relating to sample and stock liability.

Risk Assessment

  • Conduct risk assessment and provide suggestions for Management’s review and discussion.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• At least 2-3 years merchandising/ Sourcing experience (Category: Woven/Knit/Sweater) preferred with US buying office or large trading business.
• Profound product knowledge in high end brands products with good fashion sense.
• Detailed-oriented and able to handle very structured process.
• Should have one the job working experience in PLM.
• Sound MS skill; especially Excel, familiar with multiple systems, charts, and reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and problem-solving skills.
• Good verbal and written communication in English.