Senior Director, Furniture Design - Ralph Lauren Home

Ralph Lauren New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 week ago

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 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.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Design is responsible for leading and executing Design for Furniture in the Home business for the Ralph Lauren Indoor and Outdoor Brand. This position will oversee and be accountable for the design process; maintaining the aesthetic and integrity of the Ralph Lauren Brand while balancing the needs of the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

Market research:

  • Extensive Research of historical and trend references, as well as finish and material references to help articulate concepts

Conceptual Design Development:

  • Provide design inspiration for Furniture

  • Lead concept development process for each season

  • Define each season's aesthetic direction and content through research, creation of inspiration boards and sketching, and preparation of visual mood boards

Product Design:

  • Design & create furniture, from start to finish- ideation sketches, renderings, technical drawings, etc. and their full implementation

  • Adhere to an enforce all Design calendar deadlines

  • Creation of design packages containing technical specifications, artwork and concept reference to be forwarded to vendors

  • Manage design projects through communication with license partner to ensure concepts are understood, key deadlines met and that each design is on-brand

  • Review and approve drawings, mock ups and proto types

Duties:

  • Meet with Concept Designers, SVP of Design, and Merchandising Team to create a well-balanced, innovative line

  • Daily design development communication- revisions, etc. to vendors, manufacturers and licensees in concise accurate packages

  • Lead internal presentations and installation into seasonal showrooms, both in NYC and High Point, NC

  • Lead and manage the Furniture team

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Industrial, Furniture or relevant Degree in design or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of related design experience

  • Auto CAD, Rhino, SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and graphic communications skills

  • Presentation Skills and ability to influence at the senior management level

  • Thorough knowledge of design history, interiors, and furniture design specifically

  • Needs to be highly detail-oriented and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment

  • Strong sense of style and current trends in the marketplace.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually on projects.

  • Travel required to review product development with licensee partner team

  • MUST submit link to portfolio or samples of work along with application*

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