Associate Technical Designer Mens Purple Label Knits & Sweaters - New York - 10007

  • Ralph Lauren
  • 21 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
  • Full-Time

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Associate Technical Designer Men's Purple Label Knits & Sweaters

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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 four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 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 Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children's, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Position Overview

Responsible to support managing the overall quality and fit of Purple Label men's knits and sweater categories aligned with brand direction, aesthetic and market. Support the development and fitting of all from initial development protos, salesman samples through to stock in partnership with Design, PD, Production, Merchandising, Sourcing partners and vendors congruent to brand calendar.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Attend seasonal kick off meetings to review approved rigs for initial model direction.

Attend all pre-fit sessions seasonally to help suggest reference silhouette and/or fit block for each model, drawing from past history where appropriate.

Attend all Design hand off meetings and provide technical feedback with a focus on measurements and construction to achieve desired direction.

Create POM's, construction and hand off comments for all programs and coordinate with PD for release with relevant direction, samples and reference garments.

Review and analyze blocks/core fits for consistency seasonally. Identify and report any inconsistencies or radical shift in fits to manager to ensure appropriate meetings are held to gain consensus on final direction.


Support management of fit approval process in accordance with sales man samples and stock approval deadlines.

Manage fit schedule to include model booking, managing meeting requests, setting clear and realistic agendas.

Ensure all fit garments and evaluation sheets have been received from factories. Thoroughly measure and evaluate against tech packs prior to the fitting and identify discrepancies for follow up and manage to stock resolution for streamlined process.

Demonstrate an understanding for the brand aesthetic and fit expectations.

Participate in product fittings to evaluate balance, silhouette, construction, and garment details and take clear notes for cross functional partners reference. Ability to identify fit issues and provide appropriate solutions.

Have independent ownership of assigned styles as directed and identify needs to support growth into broader oversight.

Responsible to maintain consistent and accurate fit comments, grade rules and tolerances and supply POM sketches and detail grading as appropriate for category at stock approval.

Create diagrams/sketches and pattern corrections as needed to support revisions visually. Cut, pin and mark up garments for increased clarity on adjustments.


Create Measurement pages and all other related pages congruent with design/PD in close collaboration with teams.

Maintain information on Flex PLM and share drive/tools with all updates, graded specifications, fit photos, fit notes, technical diagrams, and written comments.

Maintain digital and physical style reference libraries by category.

Understand system and process and can call out discrepancies.


Maintain daily communication with partners to help facilitate collaboration on technical fit/construction approvals.

Participate in conference calls with Bologna team/factory partners.

Demonstrate awareness of seasonal roadmaps and partner with manager/sourcing to obtain accurate prototype, salesman sample and stock fit garment shipments and approval deadlines. Partner with manager to achieve all deadlines.

Attend weekly WIPS meetings for visibility to high level updates or issues.

Attend costing meetings for exposure to cost structure and to suggest ways to improve margin.

Assis in preparation for and attend seasonal line reviews.

Partner with PD for OTB schedule and schedule fittings as needed to materials impacted by specs.


Travel to factories for meetings, fittings and to learn more about capabilities or limitations.

Have market awareness and shop seasonally to help inform decisions or provide suggestions.

Review department processes and suggest ways to improve to manager.

Participate in any department special projects.

Promote teamwork by resolving barriers prevent collaberation

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Bachelors Degree in related field.

3+ years experience in a luxury technical design function participating in live model fittings.

Knits and sweaters background preferred.

Draping, pattern making, garment specification, and construction experience preferred.

Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with high level of attention to detail.

Demonstrates initiative, time management skills and flexibility in a change oriented culture.

Excellent communication and follow up skills with ability to work across cultures and collaboratively.

Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment

Fostering open and honest communications and relationships.

Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn continuously, and embracing cross-functions for improvement.

High level of computer proficiency. PLM, MS Office essential. Illustrator /Photoshop required.

Availability to travel internationally required.

Italian language skills a plus.

Associate Technical Designer Men's Purple Label Knits & Sweaters

Associated topics: carton, fold, insert, label, mail, mailing, mail room, pack, package, paperboard

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