Sr. Merchandiser (Woven-dress)

Ralph Lauren

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Job Details

Job title

Sr. Merchandiser (Woven-dress), Ralph Lauren

Location

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Level

Manager

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

  • Support US Design team in full development, sample process, provide new market sources

  • Participate in the team on achieving departmental target and company goals with corporate timeline

  • Oversee product development and to support pricing strategies

  • Responsible and plan for the development merchandising activities

  • Communicate and execute design concept to teams, factories and suppliers

  • Work closely with US Design /Buying teams in the development of the seasonal collections that are innovative, directional, and satisfy the vision of the Brand while meeting the needs from the business and US Design team

  • Develop new vendors to minimize cost and lead-time associated with geographic changes of garment manufacturers

  • Keep abreast of industry changes, market intelligence, fashion trends, new resources and opportunities

  • Ensure effective communication between R&D, Development and Production teams

  • Manage and maintain seasonal Design Development T&A calendars, anticipating obstacles, proactively deliver solutions and driving continuous process improvement

  • Ensure that fabric/trims/protos/salesman samples are developed to meet buyer's requirements, adequate quotations are negotiated and obtained to achieve business objectives - follow up on development

  • Assist in the costing, pricing and quotation review

  • Work on the capacity planning and factory allocation. Select vendor manufacturers and work with factories on lead-times, capture shipping windows and salesman samples delivery

  • Arrange sample submission for various approval processes. Communicate between designers and vendors on any revision required

  • Ensure the process data up-to-date on systems and charts

The Ideal Candidate

  • School Certificate or above, prefer Diploma and above holder in merchandising, textile and relevant disciplines

  • At least 5 - 8 years merchandising experience preferred with US buying office or large trading business

  • Profound product knowledge in high end brands mens / womens woven 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

  • Good PC skill, specially Excel, familiar with multiple systems, charts and reports

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English; Mandarin and Cantonese are essential

About Us

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 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 Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.