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Product Development Associate (Homes)

Ref #:

5575612

Department:

Manufacturing and Sourcing

City:

Bangalore

State/Province:

Karnataka

Country:

India

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

Manage fabric and product development for Homes category 
Sourcing activities for new product development covering multi-brands
Facilitate good working relationship with internal teams, NY office, suppliers and factories



Essential Duties & Responsibilities



Detailed research of the market for new fabric trends and work with mills to develop new fabric suitable for the Ralph Lauren brand identities
Proactively offer the fabric options and development strategy to NY design team for new season development and provide technical suggestions to mills on new fabric development options
Work on mood boards, theme boards & material board as per captured BI
Seasonal design development of component , mocks and samples as per the concept rigs of NY & BI
Work with US design and vendor design team on fabric development , new ideas of mock and concepts to our 
Responsible for partnering with mills to provide a working vendor base that is reliable in quality, price and service
Fabric Development chart monitoring for the upfront development till adopted in seasons sample stage
Monitor and train vendors for new required format, procedures, timeline & asthetic
Negotiation of the development roll, Salesman sample fabric delivery / Costing / MOQ and update all relevant parties for the flash costing
Align seasonal calendar with NY , internal and vendor team
Once a concept is selected the NY team requests for Tailoring samples and work on Flash costing.
Ensuring the aesthetics of the brand is maintained at each stage of product development
Working closely with internal fabric and merch team to ensure production feasibility in terms of fabrics, materials and 1st cost submission
Update proto development excels on a regular basis wrt each vendor product category

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Diploma or above holder in merchandising, textile & design or relevant disciplines.
At least 5 years product development experience in Homes category preferred with US buying office or large trading business.
Profound Homes product and technical knowledge in high end brands products with good fashion sense.
Experience of Homes product development including fabric R&D, construction, and washing, printing.
Strong analytical and organizational skills:
Ability to conduct data analysis and extract critical points for team review
Ability to organize data and communicate findings with various audiences
Ability to create/define processes and procedures which reflect current information flows
Business and system maintenance, generate analysis and report from systems
Apply business acumen to understand macro business impact of production issues
Knowledge of construction of garment workmanship development to support Designers for the presentation of the concept Rig
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
High adaptability and flexibility to changing business environments, able to work independently.
Good team player and organized.
Good PC skill, specially Excel, familiar with multiple systems, charts and reports

Product Development Associate - Homes