Director AI/ML Business Transformation

Ralph Lauren
Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland
20 Apr 2022
17 Jun 2022
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.

Position Overview
Ralph Lauren International is looking for a Director, AI/ ML Business Transformation to lead our AI/ML efforts to empower and inform our team members with transformative solutions that will deliver exceptional experiences for our team & customers. The role will be responsible for setting the direction, values, and vision for our data science team through the identification and transformation of data into actionable information that drives outcomes in product assortment, Buying, Planning, Allocation and Inventory management functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Lead the AI/ML strategies working closely with IT Data Engineering, Data Scientists and Solution Architects.
* Define requirements for AI capabilities, critical automation lifecycles and relevant optimization metrics
* Evaluate, recommend, and implement strategies for developing and applying modeling resources to predict, improve, and measure the success of initiatives
* Understand business strategies and objectives, collaborate across business areas and teams to understand current and future needs
* Work with Functional leadership team to design and develop products that drive outstanding experiences for our customers by leveraging our data
* Lead in the implementation of Machine Learning related solutions across regions/channels
* Partner with IT Analytics, Buying, Planning and Allocations teams to improve data solutions & quality via tooling, optimization, and testing.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Data Science professional with relevant experience in one or more of following areas: Deep Data, Data Mining Machine Learning Modeling using AI technologies like Computer vision, and Natural language processing etc.
* Strong understanding of AI/ML development processes, trade-offs, and limitations
* Prior experience and understanding of B2B SaaS businesses especially as related to AI/ML.
* Superior analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
* Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
* Identify AI lifecycle bottlenecks and requirements for platforms and tools
* Ability to influence, partner, and negotiate with senior business leaders to gain commitment to accomplish business goals
* Experience managing complex projects in a fast-paced business environment.
* User-focused, a specialist at making cases with data and user research, with boundless curiosity about our users and what can make them successful.
* Experience developing product specs, writing user stories, and identifying and prioritizing competing products to deliver results while making sense of ambiguity
* Leadership skills to inspire and motivate team members