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.
Support Director in executing the operational framework for luxury footwear and accessories, resulting in product that supports compliance regulations, quality and strategic initiatives. Drive on time sample delivery and end to end costing.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Liaison between RL apparel and accessory design teams for coordinating print/ woven and embroidery sourcing, mill card info for specs, lead times, component procurement, billing, etc.
Issue Purchase Orders for the above components and track deliveries.
Assist with sample ordering, tracking; check in, reporting and hand-off
Coordinate shipping and hand-carries as needed
Assist Director in coordinating costing activities with merch including; creating costing chart with landing formulas, CBD review and validation, cost sheet prep w/ landing factors and margins, coordinating costing meetings and providing feedback to country office, drive costing approvals and entering and maintaining costing information in GFE+
Ariba sample coding and approval
Coordinate with design and Production to pass off sketches for shoe boxes
Maintain details on HTS chart
As requested by compliance to verify HTS codes, prepare PO's, send product to lab for analysis and communicate lab results to compliance team
Schedule customs compliance team product review
Prepare and pass off spec details that support accurate HTS classification
Risk assessment product review
Coordinate and lead tech pack handoff to support Testing Team.
Coordinate product knowledge by partnering with design and merchandising to create briefs of technical info for copywriters etc.
Assist with collection repairs for US, ASIA, and EU regions working with store associates, merchandisers, product vendors, local repair facilities, and QA for the execution of the repair requests
Sample PO order writing
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
4 Year College Degree Preferred or equivalent experience.
3 5 years work related experience
Math and analytical skills
Strong communication skills, including email
Strong sense of Teamwork.
Highly proficient in all computer skills - Excel, Pivot Tables
Associate, Pre-Production Operations, Luxury Footwear & Accessories