Manager, Mens Product Planning Wholesale

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
01 Jun 2022
12 Aug 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. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
To work with the Director of Merchandise Planning, in partnership with key functional areas (Merchandising, Account Planning, Sales, Sourcing and Retail Development), in the development, forecasting and retail delivery of well-balanced, lifestyle appropriate assortments that provide both volume and margin growth for our retail partners and reflect the seasonal RL merchandising vision for the Menswear business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Work collaboratively with key partners to identify and define product strategies and opportunities.
* In partnership with Director of Merchandise Planning, develop seasonal assortment plans for major accounts.
* Analyze historical and in-season selling to guide and determine classification plans for both Key items and Fashion concepts by account.
* Demonstrate proactive communication between the Merchandising, Sales, Account Planning and Production teams.
* Participate in pre-season merchandising meetings to understand product and global assortment strategies.
* Manage seasonal projection entry in the Merchandising System and updates as needed.
* Manage and communicate changes in the merchandising planning strategy to Account Planning team throughout the season.
* Work with team to develop, maintain, and enhance various tools for market prep.
* Various ad-hoc projects that will require a full understanding of product life cycle.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Merchandise planning experience in the apparel industry
* Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong computer skills; advanced excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.) required
* Self -motivated and organized

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