Associate Merchandiser- Women's Collection

Ralph Lauren New York, NY
Provide day to day merchandise support to Women's Collection (Wovens, Sweaters and Knits). Responsible for the creation of documentation and tracking sample/stock fabric purchases and line development. This role will be responsible for having knowledge of competitive landscape, pricing, seasonal line plans and business analysis. A collaborative team player is required for partnerships with design, production and buying.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Create and Maintain Raw Material fabric tracker - investment vs budget.

* Pre-buy stock fabric and yarns. Track to ensure on time purchasing of stock and coloring dates needed for on time delivery

* Partner with Production and Fabric Ops to ensure systems are accurate and consistent

* Participate in key design touch points - fabric to sketch, hand-offs, stock fittings

* Flag any information and changes that may impact overall price of garment and fabric ownerships

* Manage all system and document creation and maintenance: GFE, line lists, add/drop, price change memos).

* Responsible for sku tracking and reporting through the line development process.

* Manage integrity of line definition in Global Front End merchandising system.

* Present monthly best/worst sellers to merchandising & design teams.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Bachelor's Degree

* Minimum of 1 to 3 years' experience in fashion/ apparel accessories

* Strong problem solving skills

* Excellent cross-cultural, cross division, cross functional communication and partnering skills

* Detail and solution oriented

* Ability to prioritize and multi-task

* Maintain a fast paced environment

* Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook

Associate Merchandiser- Women's Collection

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