Senior R&D Associate Trim

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
02 Aug 2022
12 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances. For more than40 years, the Ralph Lauren Corporation's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. Purpose and Scope: The Raw Materials R&D + 3D Studio is seeking an Senior R&D Trim Associateto help in the conception, and execution of material research, sustainable development, and support in the management of of primary raw material menus used across the corporation. This role will have a focus on supporting the studio trim manager in counter sourcing primary trim materials, developing seasonless trims, building of physical material menus, and strategically executing initiatives to meet corporate and team goals. Working with cross functional partners this position will also assist in facilitating the integration of physical trim materials onto our digital platform.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
* Will assist in advancing corporate sustainability goal success through creative practices by engaging and educating cross-functional partners through studio initiatives/pop-ups.
* Liaise between RL Today and RM R&D + 3D Studio teams to promote projects/create ad campaigns for studio projects and presentations. ·Use your talent and skill to execute products in keeping with the Ralph Lauren aesthetic ·Manage systematic intake and tracking of seasonless trim development requests across all brands ·Ensure platformed and key trims are included in the primary material library and liaise with digital team to ensure it is added/ available in our digital raw material library ·Support Trim Manager by working cross-functionally with design/ PD and with suppliers when needed to accurately execute seasonless trim developments. ·Assist in facilitating studio pop ups for cross functional teams.
* Be a constant learner, with a passion for making things better by actively keeping ahead of the curve by exploring current/ future trends, best development practices, opportunities for better processes, and high interest in sustainable materials.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Job Requirements: ·Strong organizational, communication and conceptual thinking skills, as well as attention to detail.
* Basic foundational knowledge of trim production processes and physical characteristics
* Knowledge of PLM preferred.
* Basic foundational knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and Excel
* Strong analytical and mathematical skills
* Ability to quickly learn new tools and processes
* Experience working within Office 365, and knowledge of SharePoint is a plus. The Ralph Lauren Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.

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