Fabric R&D Merchandiser (India Sourcing Office)

Ralph Lauren
Bangalore, India
09 Apr 2020
09 Apr 2021
Full Time

Facilitate good working relationship with internal teams, NY office, suppliers and factories

  • Search for new fabric trends and take initiative to 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

  • Responsible for partnering with mills to provide a working vendor base that is reliable in quality, price and service

  • Work with R&D/ Product Development and US design team on fabric development

  • Fabric Development chart monitoring for the upfront development till adopted in seasons sample stage

  • Monitor and train vendors for new required format, procedures, disciplines

  • Negotiation of the development roll, Salesman sample fabric delivery / Costing / MOQ and update all relevant parties for the flash costing

  • Review garment care code testing and problem solving on fabrication issue before proceed the bulk production

  • Provide solutions for bulk fabric quality issue to support production process

  • Conduct seasonal allocation to vendors

  • Keep track on fabric delivery performance and for samples yardage

  • Provide support in solving problems with fabric team, mills and factories to avoid late shipments

  • Order and track delivery of proto, production sample, and fabrics

  • Maintain and update system data, charts, and generate reports