Temporary Sourcing / Raw Materials Specialist (6 months)

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posted
05 Aug 2022
Closes
10 Sep 2022
Ref
31742
Level
Manager
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.

Position Overview
This position will manage fabric R&D and sourcing activities from new product development to bulk production covering multi-brand. And will also facilitate good working relationship with internal teams, NY office, suppliers, and factories

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Search for new fabric trends and take initiative to work with mills to develop new fabric suitable for the Ralph Lauren brand identities
* 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 knit 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
* Maintain and update system data, charts, and generate reports

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* at least 3 years merchandising experience preferred with US buying office or large trading business
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
* Able to work independently
* Fluent in English and Chinese both verbal and written. Mandarin is essential
* Good team worker, organized
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel

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