POSITION DETAIL LOCATION
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER, MEN'S KNITS ACTIVE - 21509 New York, NY

Ralph Lauren Corporation 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.

Purpose and Scope: Support product design process from R&D phases to stock approval for Polo Active Knits category

Key Responsibilities, included but not limited to:

  • Work with the design team on the development of knit product
  • Attend all design meetings and take detailed notes in meetings to be distributed to team after to insure all details are follow up on accordingly.
  • Prepare for the design presentations, assembling fabrics, garments, pictures, signs, stripe layouts on presentation trays for senior management.
  • Product Design Creation and follow up
    • Prepare detailed flat sketches w/ garment construction in Adobe Illustrator for Technical designer to work from
    • Generate detailed  hand drawn sketches, Adobe Illustrator flats; CAD multiple colorways
    • Prepare and manage art for Print and embroidery development with internal depts. and for factory development
    • Make changes to the detailed flat sketch as needed and follow up on any additional design changes with all design team members
    • Initiate color CADs and manage seasonal stats
  • Work in PLM to load, update and maintain information as required
  • Follow up with cross-functional partners regarding fabrics used as trims and linings.
  • Update all information prior to hand off to Product Development and technical design by thoroughly checking flat sketches against bill of materials.
  • Prepare accurate info for hand off to Product Development and technical design.
  • Attend fittings, and take detailed notes of any changes.
  • Work with Graphic Designers for logo layouts and graphic approvals.
  • Keep all books and files maintained and updated.
  • Organize, maintain & record sales samples/Design Keeps, TOP’s & Proto Developments.
  • Partner with Fabric R&D, and Trim Operations to ensure all components for both submits and samples are completed for tech pack handoff.
  • Stay current with competitive market, new materials, innovation.
  • Assist in special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design with 2-3 years of experience preferred with an emphasis on the active market
  • Need to be highly detail oriented, thorough, accurate and dedicated to seeing a project through on time.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated worker who enjoys a fast paced dynamic work environment
  • Proficient at sketching detailed garment flats in Adobe Illustrator and proficient at CAD to color illustrate designs.
  • Illustrator and Photoshop required
  • Experience with PLM (or similar), Outlook, Excel, and Word required

 


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