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Assistant, Product Development, Childrenswear

Ralph Lauren

Assistant, Product Development, Childrenswear
New York, NY Entry-Level Paid


Position Overview

Assistant Product manager for Childrenswear Boys Knits. To take boys knits product from design hand off’s through development to stock approval.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attend seasonal design handoff with Product Managers, Technical and Senior Product Managers
  • Review hand off to ensure information received from Design is accurate and complete
  • Set up all tech packs in Flex PLM for data entry
  • Work with Fabric, Trim and Technical team on all data entry aspects of the tech pack
  • Review all tech packs for accuracy
  • Complete all data in the tech packs for shipping, handling and wash detailing and make sure that the manual is referred to for accurate production information
  • Send out all Tech Packs to vendors for sales sample development and costing
  • Attend prototype meetings, line review meetings, and fitting reviews.
  • Take notes at meetings and update/publish all notes to cross functional partners in NY/HK.
  • Record and track all sales sample receipts.
  • Review all incoming samples for accuracy in execution
  • Revert back to offshore offices and vendor base in regard to any incorrect garment executions
  • Forward samples to merchandising for showroom and rig room
  • Work with Design and Merchandising to finalize any outstanding issues or changes made
  • Set up seasonal artwork charts for ID tracking.
  • Communication with offshore offices and vendors for submit updates.
  • Communicate with vendors on any questions or concerns in regard to Design comments
  • Work with Vendors Design and Technical to ensure approval deadlines are met
  • Liaise between Product Development, Design, Technical Design, Merchandising and international vendors
  • Collect all HTS code data for each style at close out of season and work with compliance team.
  • Review all tech packs for completion and accuracy before production send out
  • Work closely with Technical, Design, and legal teams to ensure all global safety standards are met for Childrenswear product.


Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Four year college degree preferred
  • Must be self- motivated
  • Excellent attention to details and strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills, including e-mail
  • Computer Knowledge – Strong Excel skills
  • Experience in FlexPLM or WebPDM, GFE+, and SAP

About Us

Ralph Lauren is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.