Fabric & Wash Manager, Polo Men's

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
26 Aug 2022
04 Jan 2023
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
Manage in season fabric and wash sourcing activities from initial product development to bulk production covering Men's Polo Brand

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
* Create and maintain all seasonal fabric library, fabric binders, & boards
* System Management -maintain all Fabric Data Entry in PLM/Airtable
* Ensure data accuracy across all platforms and departments
* Maintain various charts (fabric development chart, WIP, virtual board,etc)
* Fabric Detail Sheets (FDS)- review all details and make sure quality meet company requirements
* Purchase Orders -help issue POs for Sampling/Bulk while collaborating with Italy team
* Invoice management- keep track of all invoices & pass to AP for payment processing
* Lab Dip Management - prepare, launch, track, and comment on all dips
* Help arrange meetings to review seasonal collections Wash · Receive seasonal wash targets from Design and follow brand wash process to communicate clear and effective wash direction to factories and vendors. · Drive the wash development process throughout the season, from initial direction through final bulk approval, interfacing effectively with Design & PD. · Maintain adherence to brand calendar to meet key dates and expectations of the wash development process. Establish process discipline to ensure continuity and clarity. · Understand the expected outcome of each fabric, communicate variances from those expectations and escalate aesthetic and/or quality issues to the Design, PD & vendors. · Create and maintain wash reference library which houses past, current and future options in an organized, accessible format. · Present seasonal wash ideas to VP of Design & Designers in collaboration with R&D team.
* Ensure that brand aesthetic and creative vision is achieved
* Travel to textile fairs and factories as needed ·

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience in a similar role.
* Strong experience with fabric constructions, dye techniques, finishes, and garment construction and manufacturing/sourcing processes
* Knowledge of Fabric Sourcing for Denim and Wovens.
* Basic Fabric Science Knowledge in denim and non-denim wovens.
* Strong communication skills.
* Proficiency in using MS office & knowledge in PLM is an advantage as well as Adobe XD and Airtable #LI-CE1

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