Andrew Burke

Production & Product Development at Ralph Lauren Home

Professional Experience

Work History
Feb 2015 - Present

Associate Production Manager

RALPH LAUREN

• Direct product development for all Ralph Lauren Home packaging including but not limited to printed vinyl bags, two piece gift boxes, one piece corrugated boxes, woven labels, hangtags, paper insert cards and UPC tickets
• Implement a geographically sound sourcing strategy with specific attention on cost analysis and negotiation to ensure profit margins and production efficiencies are maximized while regulating raw material usage and annual projections
• Communicate daily with sourcing offices and suppliers throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East on new developments, sample review, production milestones and vendor compliance
• Manage post- market production process for Ralph Lauren Collection Textiles, Lauren (off- price) textiles and Ralph Lauren wholesale tabletop and giftware (1,000+ SKU’s) with a focus on packaging and labeling

Nov 2013 - Feb 2015

Assistant Manager, Packaging & Quality Assurance

RALPH LAUREN 

• Oversee and coordinate top of product sample process for Ralph Lauren and Lauren textiles while setting quality assurance standards for the distribution center to follow when auditing inbound & outbound shipments

• Enforce product testing protocol as it relates to care content labels, law labels and disclaimers

Aug 2012 - Nov 2013

Furniture Sales Manager

ABC CARPET & HOME

• Managed the sales and performance of luxury grade custom upholstery, lighting and case goods; including but not limited to Ralph Lauren Home, Barbara Barry, Lee Industries, French Heritage, Theodore Alexander & Dwell Studio
• Maximized sales and profit opportunities for sales staff to run a cost effective store while exceeding the expectation of the customer
• Closely analyzed sales, gross margin, and visual merchandising to develop strategies to improve product performance
• Partnered with vendors and executive buying team in the administration of training programs for selling skills, customer service, products and operations

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Retail Merchandising and Product Development Intern

MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA