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Quality assurance manager Menswear

Ralph Lauren
Casalecchio di Reno, Italy
Closing date
24 Sep 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

* Establish a close working relationship with Production, Development and Commercialization teams to ensure brand right quality.
* Conduct in-line and final inspection with providing appropriate documented reports through QCI
* Point person in terms of quality training for Vendors' auditors (VQP, vendor quality program).
* Work closely with Vendors to ensure clear flow of information and product understanding
* Ensure finished products are in compliance with all design specifications and meet all required quality standards.
* Report on factory Quality performance, carryout risk analysis of supply vendors and formulate corrective action plans where required.
* Support and advise Production and Compliance team in new factory evaluations when required Ensure All Ralph Lauren requirements are understood and fulfilled by factory auditors

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Liaise with Quality Management and Production teams on impact of failed audits, escalate, review and follow up on quality issues, with providing documented factual report. · Work with product departments and vendors during seasonal cycles to anticipate, prevent and resolve quality problems. · Take an active part to define and advise on standards · Set and communicate quality requirements, inspection policies and procedures to new factories to ensure that production will meet company's requirement. · Report / Escalate to Management any changes or issues faced in factories which could have an impact on the compliance/social · Provide comments and direction on quality issues if they arise · Collect relevant product technical information to support updates to product manual · Follow up with factories on any DC inspection quality callouts · Evaluate Vendor auditors performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Minimum 10 years of experience in the same role Ability to work, influence and build relationships across multiple teams and at various levels of the organization. Focus on details, passionate and results oriented Good communication skills


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