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Senior Product Management Associate

Posted 4 weeks ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Category: Production and Product Development
Seniority: Associate
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range: The pay range for this job is $70000 - $95000 annually; actual pay is dependent on experience and geographic location.

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Senior Product Management Associate
Ralph Lauren
New York
Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Full time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description

Pay Range:

The pay range for this job is $70000 – $95000 annually; actual pay is dependent on experience and geographic location.

Benefits:

Base pay is only one part of our employee value proposition, which includes a robust benefits package, above-market time off, flexible working arrangements, incentive compensation, where applicable, and varied learning opportunities.

Position Overview

As part of the Product Management team, you will manage the Product Development and Production (full product life cycle) for the woven category within the Polo brand for Men’s & Boys. You will partner with the Design, Merchandising, Technical Design, and Raw Materials Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices, Factories & Mills to ensure the integrity of product from salesman sample to bulk production.

The Senior Associate, Product Management will support the development and execution of the product strategy for the brand to create best overall value in terms of product, price, lead-time and quality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in Board Review with Design and Merchandising to establish product pipeline and Td track (high/medium/low touch)
  • Handoff seasonal line information to Brand Merchandising for style number set up/ creation (currently set up in GFE)
  • Own the BOM for medium and high touch designs. Create initial BOM with a Tech Pack. Update BOM for showroom samples (post-proto approval) through stock approval/Ok to buy/production ready.
  • Approve and manage lab dip colors for new fabrications
  • Develop counter sourced raw materials and components as needed: fabric/yarn/components/trim, embellishments, patches, labels & hangtags
  • Work with COE/SME to ensure the execution of the development of Art, Graphics, Prints, and Washes
  • Establish pricing options, to optimize the buy and help to achieve margins
  • Communicate strategies and align execution plans with Brand, Sourcing offices, Raw Material Team and Product Integrity
  • Partner with Design and PMT Manager on all design approvals and comments
  • Partner with Tech team to ensure design execution meets Product Standards/RL requirements
  • Drive the optimized lead-times and activities from development to store
  • Develop and create timelines with sourcing offices and vendors on lab dips, raw material sourcing and approvals to ensure production delivery deadlines are met
  • Lead and monitor the approval process (proto, s/sample and all components) to ensure on time arrival of all s/samples to the showroom.
  • Communicate with vendors and suppliers to address development and resolve production issues
  • Maintain development and production costing for products
  • Review and update all costs from initial to final stages
  • Submit and follow up on testing to ensure the quality level of the products are in the limits for the defined quality standards
  • Ensure fit approvals are approved to meet delivery deadlines

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Product development or related experience; full product life cycle, from design vision to production ready utilizing technical product knowledge and in-depth understanding of all product components (fabric, trim, print, etc.)
  • Be a subject matter expert in woven -includes experience in product development, product engineering and production
  • Experience in woven fabric development a plus
  • Proven ability to optimize production outcomes through understanding the garment manufacturing process; factory capabilities & capacity, machinery capability, and liability management.
  • Strong communication, influencing and cross-functional team collaboration skills; ability to work closely with Design, Technical Design, Raw Materials, and Merchandising Teams, as well as Sourcing Offices
  • Proven ability to quickly pivot and problem solve utilizing innovative solutions
  • Strong organizational skills with detailed attention to product information
  • Strong computer skills; Excel, Outlook, PLM

About Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of luxury lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren has sought to inspire the dream of a better life through authenticity and timeless style. Its reputation and distinctive image have been developed across a wide range of products, brands, distribution channels 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 and Chaps, among others – constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Senior Product Management Associate
Ralph Lauren
New York
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