Associate Buyer

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
Watford, United Kingdom
Posted
17 May 2022
Closes
25 Jul 2022
Ref
28967
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.

Position Overview
Support the Buying & Planning Team with administration to establish the optimum commercial assortment for related brands/regions, whilst maximizing the financial plan and respecting the category/brand objectives and direction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities
* Individual accountabilities
* Assort, price and forecast the line
* Maintain the line in the IT system
* Order & track samples orders
* Track business performance weekly (SI, SO, GM,...)
* Benchmark decisions against competition & broader market landscape
* Prepare & present the assortment at line opening meeting
* Shared accountabilities
* Define seasonal assortment needs upfront & share with Global Merchandising teams
* Contribute to brand elevation both on qualitative and quantitative point of view
* Participate/initiate business development projects

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Office package knowledge
* International (work / study)
* 2 full performance cycles work experience as Buying Assistant or similar role
* Fluent in English, additional languages are a plus
* Concrete passion for Diversity & Inclusion values
* Excitement about team work and straight talk

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