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Designer, Denim & Roughwear/Casual

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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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
We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated Designer for Denim & Casual product with past experience in denim. This candidate should be highly organized and able to work in a deadline driven environment. Hand sketching & illustrator skills are necessary for the role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Design and develop Denim & Casual product categories for the Lauren Brand.
* Understanding of the RL aesthetic with an eye for detail and quality execution.
* Work closely with the Design Director, VP of Design, wash, fabric, trim, Technical Design, graphic & print teams to ensure Denim & Casual product is designed in accordance with the calendar, quality, and cost parameters.
* Prepare seasonal inspiration boards & internal presentations. Research trend references to coincide with seasonal concepts.
* Partner with cross functional team members to achieve all design calendar deadlines and milestones.
* Create and maintain seasonal design line sheets in PowerPoint.
* Execute tech pack developments and ensure proper execution/efficiency before hand-off. (i.e. gather inspirational garments, fabric info., trims, fit references for development)
* Need to be able to multi-task and prioritize projects during busy periods and when faced with last minute requests.
* Ability to troubleshoot and think creatively to find appropriate solutions that resolves problems in a timely manner.
* Attend Design meetings and communicate design revisions to cross-functional team members.
* Creation of CADS for Merchandising Adoption & Sales meetings.
* Attend all fittings and communicate all design changes from fit.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design or related field preferred
* Design experience in Denim & Roughwear
* Strong communication skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Excellent time management skills
* Strong hand sketching skills
* Needs to be highly detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment
* Proficient in Photoshop & Illustrator #LI-CE1

Company

Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. As the first designer to produce a complete lifestyle vision, Mr. Lauren created a global brand exemplified by style, sophistication and the utmost attention to detail. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.

Since 1967, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America, as well as that of Europe and the exotic themes of other cultures, redefining a style of luxury that is recognized and coveted around the world. “I have always had a clear vision,” he said. “I wanted to develop quality products and create a whole world around that. It means taking risks, going with what you feel, but never losing sight of your vision and conviction.”

At Ralph Lauren, we like to inspire—and to be inspired. Our teams are dynamic, collaborative and innovative—and we are always looking to build them with the strongest, most inspiring people in the world.

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