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.
Assist the VP, Design Men's Polo Footwear during all stages of the design and development process.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Work with VP, Design Men's Polo Footwear on researching new model ideas each season.
Organize and help create all models and inspirational presentation boards during the design phase.
Attend vendor meetings for new development ideas.
Assist the design and PD teams to meet deadlines for creating and passing product specs for all stages of development - concept through production. these deadlines may fluctuate due to timing and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist in the design and development of seasonal collections.
Research concepts, materials and color trends.
Travel with Senior level designers and/or VP to trade shows/market shopping trips.
Assist with the preparation of design presentations for review meetings.
Create flat sketches and detail sketches for Design Tech-Pack.
Work collaboratively with the VP to ensure that all specs are accurate.
Assist in spec updates and corrections for that season, as well as, assist the tech designer in developing the product through production ensuring that all and any changes to the product after market are approved by the team.
Travel with Senior level designers and/or VP overseas to factories to follow-up on seasonal development.
Assist in making sure that product specs are consistent across all factories and all seasons.
Assist in the review and correction of pre-production samples.
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
* 3 years experience as a Footwear Designer.
* College degree in industrial design or related field preferred.
* Must have experience sketching and illustrating.
* Excel, Illustrator, and Photoshop experience required.
* Technical knowledge preferred.
* Strong verbal and written communication.
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Ability to multi-task and problems solve.
* Self-motivated and a team player.
* MUST submit link to portfolio or samples of work along with application*