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Sourcing Specialist

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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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
The Sourcing Specialist should engage in sample development process from getting design handoff to before order confirmation. S/he is also responsible for production of all adopted products through delivery. All in all, the Sourcing Specialist should be able to manage final cost, placement, communication of product changes, on-time delivery, and claim resolution & others as required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Product Development
* Gather all design concept and Tech Pack from RL Asia Sourcing team; communicate design concept to production team, factories and suppliers.
* Responsible for sample development, garment testing coordination and work closely with identified vendors.
* Keep track of development workflow and to ensure product quality and execution meet our standards.
* Support product technique development and work out alternatives with factories for cost effective solutions.
* Conduct costing analysis per fabrication, styling, garment construction. Negotiate with vendors for best competitive quotations and quality. Production
* Host pre-production meeting with QA team and factories to align the expectation based on approved Tech Pack and standard.
* Monitor WIP order tracking activities to ensure on-time deliveries with correct quality and quantity.
* Manage and communicate the style changes that impact on cost, delivery and product integrity to all relevant parties.
* Oversee the production elements to meet the standard and approval.
* Troubleshoot production problems, prevent /resolve issues that will impact on product quality, cost and delivery.
* Collaborate with QA team with PO & delivery details and monitor production and inspection process. Vendor Management
* Coordinate with factories to identify possible solutions relating to sample and stock liability. Risk Assessment
* Conduct risk assessment and provide suggestions for Management's review and discussion.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• At least 4-6 years merchandising/ Sourcing experience (Category: Woven/Knit/Sweater) preferred with US buying office or large trading business.
• Should have one the job working experience in PLM.
• Profound product knowledge in high end brands products with good fashion sense.
• High adaptability and flexibility to changing business environments, able to work independently.
• Detailed-oriented and able to handle very structured process.
• Technologically sound; especially in Excel, should be familiar with multiple systems, charts and reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and problem-solving skills.
• Good verbal and written communication in English.

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