Merchandiser (Sweater)

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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

Assist the manager to build a strong and proactive service for all areas of garment manufacturing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the merchandising activities for a product line, including new program development.
  • Ensure that yarn/trims/sample are developed to meet buyer’s requirements, to develop alternatives and liaise with buyers, adequate quotations are negotiated and obtained to achieve business objectives. 
  • Manage Time & Action calendar to provide visibility on planning for order placement based on company calendar prior to season start.
  • Work & negotiate with vendors/mills on lead-times, capacity planning based on shipping window’s requirement.
  • Work closely with global counterparts on projection change management, evaluate and decide methodology to meet the change.
  • Monitor order tracking activities to meet quantity, quality, order specification and delivery dates requirement.
  • Oversees all elements on the production including stock fitting, trims, yarn, color are up to standards and approved in a timely manner. 
  • System management in Product Development and Production with high integrity of data accuracy.
  • Communicate & co-ordinate effectively with internal and external counterpart.
  • Set up pre-production meetings and handles/troubleshoots production problems and work with factories to present alternatives to both buyers and management.
  • Maintain and update system data.
  • Handle day-to-day communications - email/fax, documentation and filing work.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably working with high end fashion brand.
  • Diploma or above holder in Fashion/Textile or related disciplines.
  • Sound technical knowledge in sweater.
  • Experience working in buying office, garment manufacturing and large trading firms.
  • Experience with both USA and Europe markets.
  • Self-motivated, independent, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good command of spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Strong computer knowledge in Microsoft Office.
  • PLM & SAP system knowledge would be an advantage.

AS - Merchandiser (Sweater)