• Ralph Lauren
  • New York, NY
  • Miscellaneous
  • Full-Time
  • 21 Warren St

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Associate, Product Development - RRL

Ref #:

5569434

Department:

Design

City:

New York

State/Province:

New York

Country:

United States

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

Handle product development on Outerwear, Clothing, and appointed seasonal styles.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Create and maintain PLM Tech packages and seasonal line lists based on Design and Fabric hand-off.
* Communicate and provide direction to agents, vendors, and cross-functional partners for day-to-day product development follow-up.
* Request and maintain seasonal \"stats\" for Merchandising presentation.
* Convey Design's direction on leather raw material, finishing, product wash and approvals on a timely manner to vendors/ agents.
* Work with Design, Tech Design, and Production partners to ensure development process is moving forward and meeting key development calendar DDD.
* Work with Design and Fabric/ Trim/ label/ packaging contacts to develop and monitor progress. Order samples for showroom samples if necessary.
* Work with Production team and Fabric/ trim contacts on product costing. Work with Design to achieve the target cost in order to achieve target IMU.
* Send and track all outgoing and incoming approval submits, including fit and wash samples, trims, and wash/ finishing trials.
* Prepare for fittings / meetings and make proper adjustments to Tech packs and Line lists for any changes through stock approval. Communicate any changes to related partners.
* Prepare and monitor all work-in-progress (WIP) reports to ensure there is timely follow up with pending submits to achieve required approval deadlines.
* Communicate status updates in weekly WIP meetings.
* Monitor showroom sample status and track all incoming submits.
* Ensure all incoming and outgoing submits and samples are properly organized and tagged.



Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Education (Degree): Bachelors Degree

* Knowledge of woven garment manufacturing process.
* Strong organizational skills with attention to details.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* 1 to 2 years of experience in product development.
* Ability to multi task under pressure
* Team player
* Computer skills: FlexPLM and Excel

Associate, Product Development - RRL



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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