Production Lead, Furnishings, RL Home

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
29 Jul 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. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
The Production Lead, Furnishings, RL Home will support day to day production planning, raw and pack materials availability, capacity utilization and finish goods collection by carriers. This role will oversee Ralph Lauren Home furnishing Vendors in US and Asia and development of production planning systems, standardization and digitalization . The role reports into Furnishing Product Supply function and will work closely with Home Merchandising and Buying, Sales operations & Global sourcing functions. This role requires to have prior production planning experience and good understanding of furniture manufacturing process. Strong analytical skills and excellent cross-functional communication are key for being successful in this role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Processing RL orders on daily basis.
* Planning and ordering of necessary components (fabrics, leather, components, packing materials) from secondary suppliers
* Orchestrates production prioritization as per RL needs and factory capabilities
* Identifies and defines gaps in the production schedule. Proposes solutions and escalates critical gaps to the management
* Introduces discipline and full transparency into the production prioritization, status of orders and shipments readiness
* Runs weekly status report for all open orders addressed to the factory(ies)
* Reports planning KPi on monthly basis
* Develops Planning standards and upgrades planning systems
* Supports production planning digitalization
* Collaborates with Merchandising, Design and Business stakeholders to obtain right support for the new products prototypes production

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience with increasing levels of responsibility in Planning, Production, Logistics or Customer Service within the Home product/furniture industry
* Understanding of Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Logistics
* Ability to self-organize multiple tasks and to complete them on time with a clear focus on quantitative results
* Experienced in Furniture manufacturing
* Demonstrated bias for action with strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
* High communication skills and ability to influence
* Fluent in English, Vietnamese language knowledge is a plus, but not a must
* Strong analytical, prioritization and negotiating skills
* Computer skills: Advanced Excel, MS Office applications, SAP