Senior Designer, Purple Label Outerwear

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
07 Oct 2022
31 Dec 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.

Position Overview
Responsible for design and product oversight for outerwear and headwear with the Head and Lead of PL outerwear Design. Responsible for market and product research, style specification, and materials selection in line with product brief and brand category VLP as directed by team leads and merchandising leads. Provide market and trend research relative to the area of expertise in design including functionality, materials, trim, and animation. Responsible for product definition and communication of product attributes to cross-functional partners of designated styles. Create design within XD templates and maintain accurate digital folders of design boards. Sketch assigned styles with accurate and accessible digital files and folders. Approve proto for aesthetics and attend product fittings and partner with technical teams on garment fit and construction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Research the luxury market as it pertains to product, trim, and construction. Create inspiration XD boards.
• In collaboration with the Concept Design team, receive direction, inspiration/rig from Concept Design to prepare for seasonal kick-off.
• Create CADs according to design briefs and line plans.
• Create design XD boards for design presentation to design leadership.
• Choose/provide development direction for fabrication, components, trims, and branding techniques.
• Attend fittings and partner with the technical team on garment fits and adjustments.
• Ownership of model designs and carry-over models to provide appropriate information to the product development and technical design team.
• Maintain and update all seasonal digital files and folders and internal library storage of raw material submissions.
• Ensure timely calendar adherence for deliverables and be solutions oriented to problem solve any calendar or delivery obstacles to prioritize business deliverables.
• Proactively ideate future product/trim/material concepts for consideration of advanced development for product lead engagement.
• Promote collaboration within cross-functional teams & build strong relationships with extended teams - Technical Design, Fabric, PD, Production, Merchandising, Print/Pattern, Graphics, Trim, Concept teams, PR, Copywriters, & other category design teams

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
* Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
* Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and work well in a fast-paced environment
* Affinity and passion for the brand/categories
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Flex PLM, Microsoft Offices
* Excellent knowledge of the Luxury market, materials, and construction
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