Design Assistant, Polo Women's Performance Outerwear

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

Job Details

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
The Assistant Designer for Women's Polo Performance Outerwear will assist in weekly functions/tasks or project-based work covering the Performance Outerwear design department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Extensively research tear sheets, mood images, trends, prints, colors, silhouettes, and details each season
* Assist in creating inspiring design presentation boards both physically and digitally each season
* Sketch in Illustrator/Photoshop - flat garment sketches, CAD/render sketches
* Assist in creating and completing design handoffs, tech packs and trim detail pages
* Prepare Board Review stats
* Update sketches and CADs as changes occur throughout the design process and update design boards accordingly
* Maintain thorough knowledge of the line/responsible for tracking/updating changes
* Attend all fittings and partner with PD/Technical team on all sketch and BOM updates
* Organize sample closet, seasonal binders, and references
* Affinity and Passion for RL Family of Brands and Timeless Style

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Technical skill requirements: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
* Basic knowledge of PLM or similar program and is willing to learn
* Well versed and strong interest in garment construction
* Works with sense of urgency and ability to complete tasks with speed, ease, and accuracy
* Excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
* Strong attention to detail
* Strong communication and follow-up skills: verbal and handwritten
* Team player with strong interpersonal skills: Organized, thinking ahead, and positive #LI-CE1


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