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ASSISTANT DESIGNER, DENIM - 21683 New York, NY

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For nearly 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Purpose and Scope:Assist team in supporting all denim design from concept to sales, sample delivery and pre-production approval within calendar milestones. Partner with concept, design leads, PD, merchandising, wash, fabric, technical design, graphic/prints, trim and production to ensure denim product is designed/developed in accordance with the calendar, quality, and cost requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Creative:
    •  Learn RL aesthetic/principals with an eye for detail and quality execution for proto, sales samples, and production.
    •  Seek innovation through vintage research, market research, on-line research, and social networking.
    • Assist team in execution of sales sample details to ensure highest quality aesthetic according to Ralph Lauren.
    • Support design trim development within budget allocations.
  • Organizational:
    • Maintain and update all seasonal design binders – organize them for easy reference
    • Assist team in presentation set-up, as needed.
  • Calendar:
    • Assist team to achieve all design calendar deadlines and milestones.
    • Input all design details into techpacks and thoroughly check before handoff to Tech Design
    • Update changes to design details in techpacks as needed
    • Manage timely execution of techpack deadlines
    • Participate in all weekly WIP meetings and development fittings. 
    • Troubleshoot & anticipate meeting conflicts & cancellations in order to maintain weekly design milestones.
  • Partnerships:
    • Adhere to standards of communication and teamwork.
    • Promote collaboration within cross-functional teams – wash, fabric, PD, Production, Merchandising Print/Pattern, Graphics, Stats, tech, and concept teams.
    • Build strong partnerships with peers.
  • Financial:
    • Take direction from design leads, merchandising, and production to achieve seasonal design finals within sku efficiencies, margin targets, and adoption rates.
    • Assist team in seasonal denim deliveries that adhere to costing guidance of fabric, trims, details, wash, and development.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Design with Denim focus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, PLM
  • Domestic and International travel if necessary 

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.