Career Opportunity

Assistant, Production, Luxury Sweaters

Ref #:

5577647

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.

Position Overview

As part of the Luxury Sweaters Product Management team, this role will partner with the Design, Merchandising, and Technical Design, as well as Sourcing Offices, Factories & Mills to ensure the raw material integrity of product from sample to bulk production.  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

- Assist in reservation and track stock yarn deliveries

- Update and maintain status in production plan

- Request and maintain accurate and organized information for costing, garment deliveries and all issues

- Own the Master BOM for low touch designs.  Create the initial Master BOM with a Tech Pack.   - Update BOM for 

  showroom samples (post-proto approval) through stock approval/OK to buy/production ready.

- Submit tech pack dates in PLM and report metrics

- Develop and track counter sourced raw materials and components as needed: fabric/yarn/components/trim, 

  embellishments, patches, labels & hangtags

- Track the development of and receive showroom samples

- Provide and maintain accurate and organized information for samples, garment deliveries and all issues

- Input, update and finalize all product details and costing in PLM (product lifecycle management software).

- Partner with manager to drive the optimized lead-times and activities from development to store

- Partner with senior team to develop and create timelines with sourcing offices and vendors on lab    

  dips, raw material sourcing and approvals to ensure production delivery deadlines are met

- Work closely with team to maintain development and production costing for products

- Collaborate with senior team and technical designers and meet weekly to analyze product development WIP report

- Process Ariba invoices

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

- Experience in product development or related experience
- Knowledge of garment manufacturing process
- Knowledge of apparel product development; includes experience in the assigned product category
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
- Agile, nimble and solution oriented
- Actively displays curiosity, a desire to learn and grow, and an innovative mind-set
- Strong communication and 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
- Strong Microsoft Office knowledge
- Embodies the CFAs of the RL Brand

 

Assistant, Production, Luxury Sweaters