Pattern Maker, Women's Tailored Clothing

Ralph Lauren
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Ralph 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, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Experienced First through Production Patternmaker with a primarily focuson tailored garments across multiple women's brands (Collection, Polo, Lauren). This position will interact with Design, Technical Design, Sample Room, Production, Vendors.

  • Collaborate with Design to develop clear understanding of design concept and fit intent, and execute drapings, muslins, and garment patterns accordingly.
  • Determine appropriate garment construction methods according to fabrics and styles.
  • Lead fit sessions and utilize technical expertise by offering suggestions to improve fit, resolve technical issues, and execute design intent of garments.
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction to factories and technical designers via complete electronic patterns along with Cutter’s Musts.
  • Proactively troubleshoot technical issues relating to pattern files with factories, technical designers, and management team. Provide viable recommendations and alternatives as needed to ensure Brand integrity.
  • Collaborate with management team on timing, workflow, and potential solutions to technical and pattern issues.
  • Track and manage individual workflow and workload for own product and work closely with team to ensure clarity on deliverables
  • Maintain size and fit consistency within the Brand and across product categories
  • Provide mentoring, consultation, and skill training for sample room associates.
  • Develop VIP projects as needed and provide strong partnership to Design & leadership team to execute high end couture quality within timing requirements and challenges.
  • Conduct self and others within established guidelines of the Corporate Fit Protocol, Ralph Lauren Corporation Code of Conduct.
  • Hold self accountable for work commitments and outcomes, and adhere to deadlines as directed by management.
  • Take on new work assignments with enthusiasm and optimism, and partner with team to unlock solutions and eliminate roadblocks.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Ability to interpret Design concepts into luxury world-class garments through applying creativity and technical expertise in draping or flat patternmaking, determining appropriate garment construction method according to fabric and styling
  • Demonstrated skills in first and production patternmaking
  • Expertise in patternmaking, grading, construction and fit for multiple or complex product
  • Knowledge of couture construction standards and manufacturing methods
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and transparently with all cross-functional partners and leadership.
  • Ability to communicate and give technical direction to non English speaking business partners (samplehands/ cutter/ factory technicians)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently, multi task and be flexible
  • Ability to proactively troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Be dependable and reliable. Possess ability to work flexible and extended hours as needed.
  • Strong computer skills:
  • computer patternmaking programs: ADS, Gerber, Lectra, Tukatech
  • computer spec writing programs: PLM, PDM, Karat
  • email systems: MS Outlook and Microsoft Suite: MS Excel, MS Word
  • 3D Software: CLo, Optitex, Browzwear, Tukatech
  • Minimum educational level:
  • AA or Certification in Patternmaking and Apparel Construction preferred
  • Minimum experience:
  • Full time experience working as a patternmaker with full knowledge of grading, marking and garment construction
  • Experience working with a sample room

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