Career Opportunity

Associate, Product Development, Wovens, Women's & Girl's Polo

Ref #:

5577669

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 Product Management team, the PD Associate will partner with Design, Merchandising, and Technical Design, as well as Sourcing Offices & Factories to ensure the 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 tech packs and line sheets in PLM for showroom samples through stock approval. 

·    Attend board review, handoffs, and all garment reviews to keep most thorough & accurate tp information 

·    Communicate updates to the line daily to 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. 

·      Partner with manager to develop and communicate timelines with sourcing offices/vendors on lab dips, raw material sourcing, 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 and report weekly to analyze product development calendar dates, tech pack status, and process 

·      Escalate all issues that impact delivery for samples and stock for urgent resolution 

·       Work closely with team to maintain development and production timing & costing for product category

 

Experience, Skills & Knowledge



·         Bachelor's degree 

          Product development or related experience 

·         Knowledge of garment construction & manufacturing process 

·         Knowledge of apparel product development; includes experience in 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

 

Associate, Product Development, Wovens, Women's & Girl's Polo