Assistant Buyer

Ralph Lauren
London, United Kingdom
22 Aug 2022
05 Oct 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.

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

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