Career Opportunity

Assistant, Raw Materials

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Manufacturing & Sourcing


New York


New York


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 Product Management team, 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 Senior Director in sourcing, developing, and tracking designated woven raw material categories 
  • Track the development of raw materials and ensure deliveries meet calendar deadlines
  • Create, input and update raw material excel charts
  • Partner with manager to optimize raw material costs and leadtimes
  • Work closely with QA to ensure passing testing
  • Assist in building digital fabric library

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Degree in Textiles or related field
  • 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, Merchandising Teams, Production Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices
  • Strong organizational skills with detailed attention to product information
  • Strong computer skill; Excel, Outlook, PLM, Adobe XD
  • Embodies the CFAs of the RL Brand

Assistant, Raw Materials