Associate Merchandiser, Lauren - Sweaters

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Associate Merchandiser, Lauren - SweatersRef #:5569989Department:MerchandisingCity:New YorkState/Province:New YorkCountry:United StatesCompany DescriptionRalph 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 OverviewProvide support and direction for the merchandising process; identifying growth opportunities and protecting the needs of the business for the sweater product category. Partner with regional merchandising, design and production teams to manage the development process. Provide ongoing GFE system management, sample management, and preparation of adoption/line opening materials.Essential Duties & Responsibilities* Create and present seasonal product strategy and line plan for product category, ensuring they support global brand direction* Create and maintain assortment data in GFE; including accurate & timely data entry & system updates for all merchandising item definition and line changes; ensuring all cross-functional teams are in alignment* Communicate and distribute all critical merchandising information to key functional areas on a timely basis.* Ensure accuracy and distribution of Change Control Form to cross functional teams and regions* Ensure adherence to product category's calendar milestones, line development and update status* Maintain and follow through on daily interaction with Design and Production to ensure accurate on-order, delivery flow, change control & calendar adherence for product category* Attend line status meetings, driving product category and managing to changes* Partner with Production and Design to achieve product category IMU targets* Provide weekly analysis and knowledge of global business performance; partnering with regional teams to understand needs of regional businesses.* Ensure accurate sample management of product category; tracking of NY and EU samples; managing to sample accuracy, tagging and labeling all NY samples* Responsible for document creation and maintenance; line lists, adoption, line review, regional sample review and line opening materials* Attend fittings, communicating any styling and fit changes to senior merchant team* Attend Design meetings for product category* Understand our competition and trends; identifying new opportunities appropriate for LaurenExperience, Skills & Knowledge* Bachelor's Degree* 2-5 Years merchandising experience* Strong analytical and retail math skills* Strong communication, interpersonal & teamwork skills* Demonstrates leadership and influencing skills* Highly organized, detail oriented & accurate* Resourceful, efficient and takes the initiative* Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously* Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook , PowerPointAssociate Merchandiser, Lauren - Sweaters* < Back to search resultsApply now Share Share Associate Merchandiser, Lauren - Sweaters with Facebook Share Associate Merchandiser, Lauren - Sweaters with Twitter Share Associate Merchandiser, Lauren - Sweaters with a friend via e-mailJob NotificationsSign up to receive job notifications.Notify Me
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate

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