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Color Manager
Ralph Lauren | Nutley, New Jersey
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Color Manager

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New Jersey


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

Develop & establish seasonal color palettes and standards. Research trend and develop concepts driven by color, print and pattern. Manage, comment, and approve all lab dips.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Establish seasonal color palette and standards.

* Research and development of seasonal concept & color palettes: shop archives, local fabric markets, trend reports and runway.

* Pull and organize inspirational tears. Partner with designers to develop seasonal trend presentations.

* Ensure distribution of color standards to global offices and mills.

* Communicate daily with overseas and domestic offices on lab dip and handloom color comments within 48 hours - high volume color flow for all categories.

* Communicate with mills, agents, vendors, color lab technicians to identify technical limitations on various substrates and finishes for colors.

* Troubleshoot and challenge external parties to get the best color match.

* Coordinate all components in a single garment i.e. (multiple yarns, color blocking, trim, etc.)

* Coordinate and approve lab dips for both sale sample yardage and bulk.

* Identify color standards with metameric properties and find a resolve.

* Ensure color consistency across all categories

* Partner with production, overseas, and domestic mills on color approvals and timing.

* Establish and enforce procedures for maintaining high standards of quality and consistency in color coordination.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* B.A or B.S College degree preferably from a fashion school

* 3-5 years' experience providing technical color comments & approvals

* Excellent organizational skills; Problem solver - solutions orientated

* Self-starter, team player, and passionate about color & concept design

* Ability to have forward thinking vision for color & concept that is relevant to the CHAPS brand

* PLM - Ariba - Excel -Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop preferred.

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About Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (Polo) is a global player in the design, marketing and distribution of lifestyle products, including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. The Company operates in three integrated segments: Wholesale, Retail and Licensing. Its brands include apparel, accessories and fragrance collections for men and women, as well as childrenswear and home furnishings. Apparel products include collections of men's, women's and children's clothing. Accessories encompass a range of footwear, eyewear, watches, jewelry, hats, belts and leathergoods, including handbags and luggage. Home products include bedding and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop, and giftware. Fragrance products are sold under its Romance, Polo, Lauren, Safari, Ralph and Black Label brands, among others. (Source: 10-K)

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