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Assistant Buyer

Ralph Lauren
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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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
We have a exciting opportunity for a Buying Assistant to join and contribute to our high-performing Menswear team. The Buying Assistant role provides integral operational support to the Buying team, your assistance will execute and optimise the seasonal strategies and ultimately secure financial success. This is a 6 month contract.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Order Management in IT system (seasonal, wholesale, and online orders)
* Autonomous Delivery and PO Management in IT system (seasonal, wholesale, and online orders)
* Meticulous data integrity
* Clear communication of order status, challenges, and opportunities to wider team
* Ability to troubleshoot issues and identify/action new ways of working that optimize efficiency
* Develop strong working partnerships with key stakeholders across the business

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Advanced computer skills (experienced in Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
* Highly organized
* Ability to manage timelines and juggle priorities
* Attention to detail and accuracy
* Strong team player
* Passionate approach
* Analytical
* Trend and market awareness
* Resilient with an agile and resourceful mindset, able to over-come challenges by focusing on solutions
* Effective communication skills (both written and spoken)
* Previous or similar role in Buying, Planning or Merchandising role is preferable


Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. As the first designer to produce a complete lifestyle vision, Mr. Lauren created a global brand exemplified by style, sophistication and the utmost attention to detail. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.

Since 1967, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America, as well as that of Europe and the exotic themes of other cultures, redefining a style of luxury that is recognized and coveted around the world. “I have always had a clear vision,” he said. “I wanted to develop quality products and create a whole world around that. It means taking risks, going with what you feel, but never losing sight of your vision and conviction.”

At Ralph Lauren, we like to inspire—and to be inspired. Our teams are dynamic, collaborative and innovative—and we are always looking to build them with the strongest, most inspiring people in the world.

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