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Technical Manager - Technical Design (Woven)

Ref #:

5555545

Department:

Mfg & Sourcing

City:

Kowloon

Country:

Hong Kong

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

The Category Manager has dual responsibilities of managing people over areas of the brand. This role requires both managerial duties as well as ownership of a product category. They will track and manage workload across a portion of the team as well as own product as an individual contributor from the development stage through to final production approval stage.  The Category Manager also leads fit sessions, sample fit approvals, influences calendar & workflow for their specified garment category or categories. This role requires a strong level of managing, communication, technical and problem solving skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Managing:
  • Track and manage work flow, ensuring deadlines are met and prioritizes workload for self and team.

  • Evaluates workload vs staffing across categories and allocates product in accordance to seasonal shifts.

  • Conducts seasonal hind sights and communicates findings, learnings and next steps up and out to the different cross functional groups.

  • Owns product workload as individual contributor as well as managerial duties.

  • Partners with Director on special projects for every product area in the category.

  • Owns oversight and governance of tech pack tools (Templates) are being utilized properly on  a seasonal basis across specific product areas.
  • Ensure that budget for fit models is met.
  • Effectively communicate with cross functional teams to ensure seasonal calendar milestone deliverables are met.
  • Attend WIP meetings & handoffs for bulk.
  • Owns follow up and solving Escalation issues that passed down from Director.
  • Mentor, coach and help train team members.

Owning Product:

  • Create tech packs in PLM for suppliers to properly execute sampling/production to Design intent - This includes specs, patterns, construction sketches and any other necessary tools.

  • Experience in engineering prints, plaids, stripes, embroidery, beading and novelty fabrics.

  • Develop PLM block templates for Tech Pack Creation.

  • Ensure a robust design development handoff takes place with all the appropriate components to build a complete tech pack.

  • Experience in fitting with live models, sewing, and garment construction within specific categories.

  • Execute options, mockups and revisions after Design review (i.e. artwork placement, engineered embellishment placement, patchwork, details, etc.)

  • Partners with Design and PD to offer options to meet design intent and margin targets for new silhouettes

  • Partner with QA to develop best practices (protocols) on product quality execution and style risk mitigation.

  • Own & conduct line reviews, proto and stock fittings according to RL standards

  • Partner with global RL and supplier tech members to ensure execution of complex construction, finishing and fit on specific seasonal styles or programs.

  • Travel to regional sourcing offices/factories and work with technical teams to calibrate, train, educate, and understand factory capabilities. 

  • Track workload efficiently to meet individual deadlines and pull reporting from PLM when needed.

  • Partner with QA to conduct risk assessments prior to the bulk production to ensure correct action plans by cross functional partners are taken.

  • E- mail, phone and video conference communication with sourcing offices and suppliers.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Degree or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent work experience

  • 10+  years in Technical Design

  • Expertise in patternmaking including draping, grading, sewing, construction and fit for multiple or complex product categories.

  • Proven ability to successfully oversee a complex category while making product quality and seasonal deliverables a priority.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven organizational skills and ability manage competing priorities.

  • Strong sense of urgency, attention to detail & resourcefulness

  • Responsible and accountable

  • Ability to proactively problem solve

  • Knowledge of 3D programs a plus

  • Computer Skills:  Proficiency in computer pattern programs, computer spec writing programs such as Gerber, PLM, Adobe Illustrator, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word

AS - Category Manager - Technical Design (Woven)