Assistant, Raw Materials- Leather


: $113,605.00 - $62,900.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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Assistant, Raw Materials- Leather

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Mfg & Sourcing


New York


New York


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

The Leather Assistant will be responsible for the day to day facilitation of leather development for Polo & Lauren Accessories & Footwear. Main responsibilities include partnering with Leather Manager & Design to source materials within the desired aesthetic within the appropriate price point as well as troubleshoot quality issues as they arise. In addition, the Leather Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Raw Materials Team maintain the library and help with daily tasks such as the mail & invoices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Participate in all concept/design meetings to understand direction of the season.
* Work as a liaison with HB and FW design, merchandising, production teams + China Material team partners.
* Assist in management of raw material development and industrialization of articles for all brands; Arrange seasonal Article Masters.
* Manage seasonal development tracking weekly in the Material Tracking Chart
* Manage & maintain the historical pricing chart each season
* Oversee Off-price & PFS development
* Organize vendor appointments; build/maintain strong vendor relationships. Attend local seasonal trade shows
* Oversee & Manage the organization of the materials library; organize the receipt of new supplier catalogs and material cuttings.
* Create swatch books for Design & PD reference
* Onboard suppliers when necessary
* Manage content in PLM - update price, confirm price validity seasonally, add colors
* Process all related invoices for the department; Follow up on vendor payment issues
* Manage receipt & sending of packages for the team

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Bachelor's Degree in relevant field
* Proficient in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint
* Experience in PLM systems a plus
* Highly organized
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Strong Communication skills

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