Associate Buyer

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posted
08 Mar 2022
Closes
01 Jun 2022
Ref
26629
Function
Buyer
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, 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Develop assortment selections that can drive the overall business goals for APAC region, with a strong understanding of the regional market and country/channel specific need
* Identify & communicate opportunities through excellent product sensibility and understanding of competitive retail landscape
* Partner with Planning team on seasonal OTB to identify opportunities and risks based on product assortment
* Coordinate with the Global Merchandising and Production teams in all aspects of developing regionally appropriate assortments that support global initiatives
* Partner with Regional merchandise to understand country specific needs and business trends
* Review and manage sales and analysis reports on a regular basis to identify risks and opportunities and react accordingly
* Work with Planning and Creative teams in regard to product merchandising, floor/fixture capacities, promotions and any other product related tasks
* Manage and execute regional pricing strategies at both full price & markdown
* Create seasonal product presentations & conduct seasonal training overviews

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Strong leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate and influence effectively across departments, divisions and the larger organization
* 5+ years Merchandising experience
* Strong analytical & communication skills
* Ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business
* Ability to problem solve creatively to meet the needs of the business
* Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
* Self-initiative and strong Management skills
* Organizational skills
* Able to adapt to the fast paced and constantly changing environment
* Strong decision-making capability with the ability to influence, present and defend a business argument both one-on-one and in a group setting
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean a plus)

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