Associate, Product Development & Production - Lauren RTW - Knits

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Associate, Product Development & Production - Lauren RTW - Knits

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Mfg & Sourcing


New York


New York


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

As part of the PD/Production team manage the Product Development and Production (full product life cycle) for the knits category within the Lauren Sportswear brand. Partner with the Design, Merchandising, Technical Design, and Raw Materials Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices, Factories & Mills to ensure the integrity of product from salesman sample to bulk production.

Support the development and execution of the product strategy for the brand to create best overall value in terms of product, price, lead-time and quality

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Communicate strategies and align execution plans with Brand, Sourcing offices, Raw Material Team and Product Integrity
* Partner with Design on all design approvals and comments
* Partner with Tech team to ensure design execution meets Product Standards/RL requirements
* Drive the optimized lead-times and activities from development to store
* Develop and create timelines with sourcing offices and vendors on lab dips, raw material sourcing and approvals to ensure production delivery deadlines are met
* Communicate with vendors and suppliers to address development and resolve production issues
* Maintain development and production costing for products
* Review and update all costs from initial to final stages
* Request, manage and track development and showroom samples
* Submit and follow up on testing to ensure the quality level of the products are in the limits for the defined quality standards
* Monitor /maintain weekly T&A, WIP tracker
* Partner with Merchandising, raw material teams and sourcing office to platform and/or position raw materials
* Ensure fit approvals are approved to meet delivery deadlines
* Provide order placement timelines and MOQ's to Merchandising, Regions & Channels

Manage and Submit production orders to vendors to meet delivery deadlines

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Bachelor's Degree
* 2+ years of experience in the apparel industry
* Knowledge of knit fabrications and garment manufacturing process;
* Knowledge of apparel product development; includes experience in knit products
* Strong communication and cross-functional team collaboration skills; ability to work closely with Design, Technical Design, Raw Materials, and Merchandising Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices
* Strong organizational skills with detailed attention to product information
* Strong computer skills; excel, outlook, PLM

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