Business Development Lead, Innovation

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
05 Aug 2022
10 Sep 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
The Lead, Innovation, Business Development will be responsible for the holistic execution of new business strategies and initiatives that align with Ralph Lauren's goals and growth strategies. The Lead is expected to work collaboratively and cross-functionally, interacting with functional group leads across the Company.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Research and evaluate of new innovative business models to determine strategic and financial viability.
* Build business cases, inclusive of financial models and KPIs, of new opportunities to pitch to senior leadership and key stakeholders
* Develop and maintain project plans, ensuring projects are on time, within budget, and true to initial strategy
* Produce presentation deck for CEO/CFO semi-annual meetings, which provide update to senior leadership on current project status and future visions
* Oversee day-to-day operations for Ralph Lauren's newly launched rental program, The Lauren Look, by working with cross-functional partners to devise and execute financial, marketing, and merchandising strategies
* Manage reporting and analytics across all Innovation projects

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Highly analytical planning and/or strategy role (experience in retail industry or consulting is a plus)
* Experience building and manipulating financial models
* Strong organizational/project management skills
* Data-driven strategic problem-solver
* Eager, curious, self-starter with great attention to detail #LI-DB1