Product development manager WW leather
- Ralph Lauren
- Scandicci, Italy
- Closing date
- 6 Jul 2023
- Production - Garments & Accessories
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.
Responsible for ensuring design aesthetic in initial product development. Partner with NY Design, creating sketches and Ideas Product Development and Production to execute strategy of product with a focus in skins, shearlings and furs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Contributes to defining the style and arrangement of the collection in relation to the brand aesthetic and image and the current market trends from creation of styles to preparation of the prototype and sample collection, in close association with Design, Product Technicians, Industrialization, Product Development, Pattern Makers and Production. Key Accountabilities: · Conduct pre-seasonal luxury Women's Collection market research in partners with NY Design · Partner with key vendors to identify new techniques, proportions, and applications for skin, shearling and fur products · Develop pre-seasonal product concepts based on Design direction - partner with product sr. technical team in muslin / 1st proto creation · Support sr. design decision making in terms of proto sample approval · Attend proto sample (muslin) / first proto fittings · Liaise with local office team to keep all relevant development stages transparent and tangible and integrated in the overall luxury women's product development cycle, in congruency to sample calendar and seasonal overall regional objectives · Support and conduct industrialization approval process for relevant product categories · Ensure consistency between sampling and production for relevant product categories
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Energetic, passionate and result-driven team player Fluent in English Flexibility and adaptability to changes Proactive and problem solving orient Experience in a luxury environment in the same role Place of work: Scandicci
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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