POSITION DETAIL LOCATION
PRODUCT MANAGER, SWEATER R&D, LAUREN - 20465 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: Yarn design research & development for Lauren Brands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong communication skills for daily correspondence: internal communication with design, merchandising & production and externally with overseas offices/agents and mills/vendors.
  • Sweater yarn R&D – developing & sourcing brand appropriate yarns & stitches in the right quality, at the right price (from initial concept through proto sample development), collaborating with design on creative development and production on sourcing.
  • Daily maintenance of yarn/trim development charts & raw material information management.
  • PLM experience required – raw material data maintenance.
  • Yarn & stitch development library maintenance.
  • Support vp of design development on all daily functions.

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in fashion industry – design/ product development/ sourcing/ manufacturing.
  • Strong aesthetic and product knowledge of sweater yarns/stitches and product development.
  • Design related experience essential.
  • Technical working knowledge of sourcing yarns, knitting and garment manufacturing.
  • Experience with plm (or similar product development program) and general computer skills.
  • Self-motivator, strong organizational & communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible; adapt & be responsive to changes.

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