Merchandiser (Knit)

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Manufacturing and Sourcing




Hong Kong


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

  • Support US Design team in full development and production process
  • Participate in the team on achieving departmental target and company goals with corporate timeline

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible and plan for the product development merchandising activities
  • Ascertain design information and work with US Design team on product development, new development on technique, washing/printing, ensure to meet the needs of designer’s requirement of each season
  • Communicate and execute design concept to teams, factories and suppliers
  • Work closely with US Design /Buying teams in the development of the seasonal collections that are innovative, directional, and satisfy the vision of the Brand while meeting the needs from the business and US Design team
  • Develop new vendors to minimize cost and lead-time associated with geographic changes of garment manufacturers
  • Keep abreast of industry changes, market intelligence, fashion trends, new resources and opportunities
  • Ensure effective communication between internal and external counterparts
  • Manage and maintain seasonal Design Development T&A calendars, anticipating obstacles, proactively deliver solutions and driving continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that fabric/trims/protos/salesman samples are developed to meet buyer's requirements, adequate quotations are negotiated and obtained to achieve business objectives - follow up on development
  • Assist in the costing, pricing and quotation review
  • Work on the capacity planning and factory allocation.  Select vendor manufacturers and work with factories on lead-times, capture shipping windows and salesman samples delivery
  • Arrange sample submission for various approval processes. Communicate between designers and vendors on any revision required
  • Ensure the process data up-to-date on systems and charts
  • Develop production plan that meets delivery goals
  • Host pre-production meeting with QA team and factories to align the expectation based on approved Tech Pack and standard
  • Monitor WIP order tracking activities to ensure on-time deliveries with correct quality and quantity
  • Oversee the production elements to meet the standard and approval
  • Troubleshoot production problems, prevent /resolve issues that will impact on product quality, cost and delivery
  • Collaborate with QA team with PO and delivery details and monitor production and inspection process

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • School Certificate or above, prefer Diploma and above holder in merchandising, textile and relevant disciplines
  • 3 to 5 years merchandising experience preferred with US buying office or large trading business
  • Profound product knowledge in knit washed products
  • High adaptability and flexibility to changing business environments, able to work independently
  • Detailed-oriented and able to handle very structured process
  • Good PC skill, specially Excel, familiar with multiple systems, charts and reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English; Mandarin and Cantonese are essential  

AS - Merchandiser (Knit)