Product Management Assistant, Purple Label Outerwear

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
15 Sep 2022
11 Oct 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
This individual will be working on PL Sportwear, primarily the Outerwear category, working closely with all cross functional partners (design, production, sourcing office, tech, merchandising) to develop design intent from concept to bulk. Responsible for daily correspondence not only internally but externally as well with our many overseas vendors and factories on status of each style. Addressing all updates and challenges to the team to mitigate risk. Responsible for the creation of techpacks per style that will be sent to factories for development and stock production purposes. Maintaining accurate charts and workflow of each style to be presented at each weekly touch base meeting with cross functional partners. Tracking of any protos/submits/samples that have been put into development, aligning with calendar milestones. Assist team with various time sensitive projects that may come up.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Great communication skills as this position requires daily cross functional communication internally and externally with our vendors/factories. Attention to fine details as the position is the main point person in entering all design related trim and fabric items into the BOM. Understanding of timelines and proactive nature in getting product through the development pipeline and maintaining on-time deliveries. Solution oriented in seeking results in a timely manner and working independently on the day to day workload. Tracking development from start to finish, keeping everyone aware of current status including protos and sample delivery. Partnering with manager in working on trim development, Tech Pack creation, and maintenance. Keeping updated records of changes or updates throughout the design process.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
PLM experience, SAP, Airtable, and Understanding of Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / XD Proficient in Microsoft EXCEL and OUTLOOK. Understanding of Raw Materials - Fabric and Skins. #LI-CE1