ASSOCIATE MANAGER, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

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Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Polo’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Purpose and Scope:

To assist the Director of Sourcing/Product Development in providing sourcing and product management from concept to delivery of home textiles

Responsibilities :
  • Maintain and update Product Specification files in shared folder
  • Coordinate design/sourcing/merchandising meetings
  • Log receipt of design packages and assist in sending packages to vendors
  • Ship and track all sourcing packages
  • Follow up with vendors on development status
  • Oversee assignment of Item Code #’s and UPC #’s
  • Manage sample requests and loans
  • Manage delivery of market samples for showroom to insure timely arrival
  • Negotiate, obtain and enter all pricing, lead time, and order minimum information for sampling and production.
  • Prepare and update seasonal assortment lists and presentation materials for internal meetings, factory visits, and trade shows
  • Oversee and process invoices for development and samples
  • Maintain departmental calendar
  • Assist in monitoring style adoption rate vs. plan
  • Assist/manage master product list maintenance and creation
  • Work with Director of Product Development/Package Engineering to establish new vendors in the PRL system and distribute compliance information

Job Requirements :
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 2 to 3 years Product Development or related experience ideally in Home
  • Textile manufacturing familiarity preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task; to be highly organized; detail oriented; and be a strategic thinker.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to be self-motivated; to adapt to fast-paced environment; and to motivate others.

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

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