Raw Materials Specialist, Fabric

Ralph Lauren
Bangalore, India
17 Jun 2022
15 Sep 2022
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, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Collaborate with design and NY Studio team to build the seasonal concepts for fabrics and trims.
* Coordinate with NY (RM & Design) team for the Vendor/ Mill seasonal presentations.
* Source and arrange fabrics and components based on initial concepts on a seasonal base.
* Coordination with Mills, Machinery suppliers, Chemical/dye & other sources to look for new ideas/innovations.
* Collaborate with RM Leads to identify potential suppliers for any new qualities.
* MILL WEEK, coordinate with RM Development and Design to arrange the appropriate Mill presentations.
* Risk Assessment at concept stage closure to make sure right materials / source are put into developments and initial due diligence conducted on quality, lead time and minimums.
* Work closely with Mills and Vendors on Flash Costing.
* Ensure that brand aesthetic and creative vision is achieved
* Updating data in RL internal Systems.
* Reviews and maintains the department's fabric and Wash Library to ensure this is kept up to date.
* Sustainable Material process and facility developments.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience in working with Domestic and International Brands
* 5 - 7 years' experience in a similar role.
* Knowledge of Domestic Fabric Source for Knits and Wovens.
* Basic Fabric Costing Knowledge.
* Strong communication skills well versed with Excels and Power Point presentations.