Career Opportunity

Assistant, Product Management, Wovens, Girls Polo

Ref #:

5577990

Department:

Manufacturing & Sourcing

City:

New York

State/Province:

New York

Country:

United States

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. 
 
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

As part of the Product Management team, the Product Management Assistant will partner with Design, Merchandising, and Technical Design, as well as Sourcing Offices & Factories to manage a portfolio of styles ensuring product integrity of sample garments through bulk production.  They will support the development and execution of the product strategy for the brand to create best overall value in terms of product, price, lead-time and quality.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

        Collaborate with Design, Technical, Design, and Merchandising to build PLM tech packs, maintain system flow from GFE, and handoff to cross functional partners with the most complete information.
·         Own creation & maintenance of a portfolio of tech packs and line sheets in PLM for showroom samples through stock approval.
·         Attend board review, handoffs, fitting, and all other garment reviews to ensure most clear and accurate PL tech packs.
·         Communicate and manage updates to your portfolio of styles daily with necessary cross functional partners.
·         Develop and track counter sourced raw materials and garment treatments as needed for trims, embellishments, patches, labels & hangtags, and garment treatments/wash.
·         Assist in communicating timelines with cross functional partners on all raw material sourcing, garment developments, and proto approvals to ensure production delivery deadlines are met.
·         Provide and maintain accurate and organized information for tracking handoffs, tech pack status, proto development, samples, and all outstanding development & issues.
·         Collaborate with team weekly to understand product development calendar dates, report on development status, and keep abreast of process and tools relevant to product development
·         Escalate all issues that impact delivery for samples and stock for urgent resolution
 

 

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

·     ·          Product development or related experience
       Knowledge of garment construction & manufacturing process
·        Knowledge of apparel product development; preferably Wovens
·        Agile, nimble, and solution oriented- able to maintain multiple projects simultaneously
·         Actively displays curiosity, a desire to learn and grow, and an innovative mind-set
·         Excellent verbal/written communication & follow-up
·        Strong cross-functional team collaboration skills; ability to partner closely with Design, Technical Design, Raw Materials, and Merchandising Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices

Strong organizational skills with detailed attention to product information

·         Strong computer skills; Excel, Outlook, PLM
·         Embodies the Cultural Focus Areas of the RL Brand: Straight Talk, Move with Urgency, Focus on What Matters Most, One Team Focused on the Consumer, Empowerment with Personal Accountability

Assistant, Product Management, Wovens, Girls Polo