Business Planning Associate

Ralph Lauren
Watford, United Kingdom
13 May 2022
30 May 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
An exciting new role within the B&M business planning team for Europe. With strong Excel capability, you will take ownership of stores performance administration and other key strategic growth areas within the business, using data analysis to track KPIs and identify opportunities. This role is hybrid working spending 40% in the office based in Watford

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Build and maintain store performance reporting on Excel and regularly circulate the wider business. · Deep dive into store, category & wider market insights to provide a deeper understanding of trade performance · Attend meetings to discuss performance & actions. · Build partnerships internally to understand trade levers & influence on KPIs: o Partner with country specialists to understand nuances across markets, including performance within ecosystem & wider retail trading environment o Partner with business planning to highlight financial risks or opportunities as part of monthly forecast process · Support data & insights team with analysis on wider direct to consumer initiatives · Maintain data templates and adding visualizations using Excel and PowerPoint. · Deliver business cases, ad-hoc projects & briefs

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* 1-2 full strategic cycles in data analysis/merchandising through previous role or area of study · Highly organised with sharp attention to detail · Data driven mindset & keenness to learn new tools & models · Commercially astute - ability to define and track the KPIs that really matter · Strong communication skills · Team player with enthusiasm to build relationships cross functionally · Intermediate level Excel ( Formulas, VLOOKUP, SUMIFS) , understanding of retail KPIs & ability to process data is essential.