Assistant Designer, Women's Polo & Collection, Footwear

Ralph Lauren New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Assistant Designer, Women's Polo & Collection, Footwear

Ref #:
5573610

Department:

Design

City:

New York

State/Province:

New York

Country:

United States

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, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Position Overview

Assist the Senior Director, Design and international partner within Women's Collection Footwear and Women's Polo Footwear during all stages of the design and development process.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the team in delivering projects on time.

  • Organize and help create all models and inspirational presentation boards during the design phase.

  • Attend vendor meetings for new development ideas.

  • Assist with the design team to meet deadlines for creating and passing product specs for all stages of development - concept through production. These deadlines may fluctuate due to timing.

  • Assist in the design and development of seasonal collections.

  • Research concepts, materials and color trends.

  • Assist with the preparation of design presentations for review meetings.

  • Assist in spec updates and corrections for that season, as well as, assist the technical designer in developing the product through production ensuring that all and any changes to the product after-market are approved by the team.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Self-motivated and a team player, emphatic and ambitious

  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve

  • 1+ years' Footwear Design experience preferred

  • College degree in fashion design or a related field preferred

  • Illustrator and Photoshop experience required (must have strong knowledge in Color up)

  • Basic knowledge in Excel, PowerPoint

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Deep knowledge of American Culture and Fashion

  • In order to be considered, applicants MUST submit a link to their portfolio or samples of work along with the application.

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