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.
Director of Design will be responsible for the design and product development of Mens Polo Footwear and Womens Polo Sport. This individual works closely with Design VP and cross functional partners.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Work with VP of Design to build consensus with team to determine the direction of products.
Accountable for collaborating with the VP of Design to create products that fit design line briefs.
Keen awareness of fashion and footwear market trends
Travel with Senior level designers and/or VP to trade shows/market shopping trips.
Timely adherence to quarterly trigger dates on the corporate design calendar
Detailed and accurate hand off information to product development teams
Travel with Senior level designers and/or VP overseas to factories to follow-up on seasonal development.
Participate in fittings ,prototype revision and communications pertaining to such revisions.
Partner creatively with peers in design and product development. Manage assistant level designers within division.
Be able to communicate with team, viable inspiration, direction , industry trends and performance objectives of each designed product
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
8+ years experience in related profession preferred.
Must be fluent Rhino and/or StudioTools, Keyshot, Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as 2D sketching.
Knowledge of product Development , Merchandising and Product Management
Able to work well with others to build a solid, positive work environment?
Needs to be highly detail-oriented and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment
Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
* MUST submit link to portfolio or samples of work along with application*