Merchandiser (Woven category)

Ralph Lauren
Bangalore, India
06 Jul 2020
10 Sep 2020
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
• Support US Design team in full development, sample process, provide new market sources and pricing strategies • Participate in the team on achieving departmental target and company goals with corporate timeline

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Product Development
* Gather all design concept and Tech Pack from RL Asia Sourcing team; communicate design concept to production team, factories and suppliers
* Responsible for sample development, garment testing coordination and work closely with identified vendors
* Keep track of development work flow and to ensure product quality and execution meet our standards
* Support product technique development and work out alternatives with factories for cost effective solutions
* Conduct costing analysis per fabrication, styling, garment construction. Negotiate with vendors for best competitive quotations and quality Production
* Host pre-production meeting with QA team and factories to align the expectation based on approved Tech Pack and standard
* Monitor WIP order tracking activities to ensure on-time deliveries with correct quality and quantity
* Manage and communicate the style changes that impact on cost, delivery and product integrity to all relevant parties
* Oversee the production elements to meet the standard and approval
* Troubleshoot production problems, prevent /resolve issues that will impact on product quality, cost and delivery
* Collaborate with QA team with PO & delivery details and monitor production and inspection process Vendor Management
* Coordinate with factories to identify possible solutions relating to sample and stock liability Risk Assessment
* Conduct risk assessment and provide suggestions for Management's review and discussion

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
· At least 5 - 9 years merchandising experience( in Children Wear) preferred with US buying office or large trading business. · Profound product knowledge in high end brands products with good fashion sense. · High adaptability and flexibility to changing business environments, able to work independently. · Detail-oriented and able to handle very structured process. · Good PC skill, specially Excel, familiar with multiple systems, charts and reports. · Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and problem-solving skills.Fluency in both spoken and written English

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