Store Project Manager, Wholesale Region France

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
Paris, France
Posted
05 Jul 2022
Closes
12 Sep 2022
Ref
29335
Function
Wholesale
Level
Manager
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
Responsible for the coordination, management and effective delivery of processes required for the execution, installation and renovation of wholesale corners in Region France. Key aspects will be ensuring that all procedures are followed and respected according to agreed schedules and budgets, while nurturing effective communication and collaboration amongst internal and external parties

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Business Development (Rollout projects):
* Partner with internal Departments (Sales, Finance, Merchandising, Creative, Customer Service, Legal) to support them on initial discussions for new projects and renovations
* Support on the selection of new potential locations and propose Financial ROI/PDS/Capex forecast by component for each location
* Constantly update capex, project trackers and opening calendar guaranteeing the correctness of them Project Management:
* Manage the operation elements of the corner, remodel or refit
* SOW management and out SOW
* Organize, host and lead conference calls for individual project development from planning to opening
* Monitor and follow up entire process from planning via construction to opening
* Lead discussion on corners design between key internal partner suggesting possible solutions
* Liaise with vendors, local authorities, etc, on a daily base
* Manage scheduling and all aspects of corners opening and remodel process in partnership with Design, Sales, Merchandising, VM, Marketing & Creative
* Monitor and archive all documents, information and files related to each project
* Maintain and update the database related to corner projects
* Work to continually improve current processes and practices, providing input on corner design standards to ensure operational efficiency
* Manage Legal documents concerning new, existing and closing corners/ stores - Facilitate logistic, shipments and installations
* Follow up with Operations and Customer service on hangers, shoppers, merchandise... Finance Management:
* Keep constantly tracking of costs for rollout projects, analyze project cots and foreseeing possible overbudget
* Find adapted solutions in case of budget increase or market constraints
* Make sure all Purchase Order related to projects are issued, approved and received - Monitor payments of invoices related to projects Maintenance:
* Manage maintenance of existing corners
* Create store needs database General support:
* Partner with other regions on rollout projects
* Assist in cost tracking and budgeting
* Availability to support openings on site

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
QUALIFICATIONS
* Degree in business, management or a fashion degree
* Background in business administration or finance a plus SKILLS
* Multi-tasking - handle simultaneously high number of projects
* Solution oriented
* Project planning, Control & Management experience
* Analytical skills to foresee project risks
* Open-minded & proactive Team player, with a strong sense of initiative
* Able to work under pressure and to prioritize workloads to meet strict deadlines "Hands on" attitude & ability to multi-task Excellent interpersonal skills (diplomacy & cross-cultural communication)
* Ability to build partnerships both internally and externally
* Open to travel (up to 25%) also with short notice
* Fluent in French and English
* Excellent Excel skills and macro
* AutoCAD knowledge

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