Capacity Assurance Manager (India Sourcing Office)

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
Bangalore, India
Posted
02 Jun 2020
Closes
14 Aug 2020
Ref
12543
Function
Administration
Level
Manager
Company Description
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, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands

Position Overview

* Execute regional strategic and secure short-term & long-term capacity through active sourcing and validation of vendors' performance and capability

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Execute regional strategies allocation that meets business needs and financial goals
* Closely review the capacity plan & production schedule with the merchandising team in optimise capacity and utilize available vendors
* Work closely with the merchandising team to layout the short-term & long-term capacity growth plans for all brands & products, and to secure an effective sourcing flow
* Identify and mitigate risks and propose solutions/alternative; alert management on high-risk areas, which may impact on production and future business
* Develop plans and action items to secure required capacity by travelling across the region to evaluate existing the capability of vendors and explore new vendors
* Develop and manage a pipeline of potential new vendors and keep them ready for times of need
* Handle onboarding & supplier exiting activities; evaluate suppliers' performance & drive continuous development of the vendor base
* Drive regional capacity, supplier management, methods & systems projects; contribute to methods & tools improvement by cooperating with relevant stakeholders
* Be responsible for maintaining, standardizing and managing the process and vendor database
* Manage the key stakeholders across different teams and counterparts to drive changes and results
* Collaborate with multiple stakeholders by analyzing capacity and on-time delivery data monthly
* Stay close to market information, conduct research regularly and share with the teams on the market conditions

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Degree holder in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related discipline
* Proven experience in apparel supply chain, sourcing and with capacity planning is a must; at least 10+ years relevant managerial experience
* Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; able to build effective relationship and influence key partners with all levels
* Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership
* Good project management skills and ability to drive changes and improvements
* Analytical thinker and data literacy; meticulous and with strong follow up skills, able to work under tight timeline
* Excellent communication and presentation skills, assertive and organized
* Demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments
* Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Power Point, Excel and Visio, and/or other relevant analytical tools
* Good command of written and spoken English
* Willing to travel

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