Senior Sourcing Analyst, Capacity Assurance Knit

Ralph Lauren
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
18 Sep 2022
01 Nov 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
This position will support Capacity Assurance Team focus on Knit under our Sourcing Department, reporting to Regional Sourcing Lead, Capacity Assurance of APAC, this position will be based in Hong Kong - Lai Chi Kok Office.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Capacity Planning
* Work closely with merchandising teams to allocate loading at vendor and factory level
* Draw master schedule to establish production sequence and lead time of each production according to orders and forecasts
* Actively monitor the capacity plan/schedule to ensure the production and loading of the vendors / factories is in line to achieve delivery targets; Alert merchandising team and management for any potential issue.
* Work with production teams to manage the risk of overload or underload
* Follow up the sourcing and production capacity planning process, provide input and data analysis
* Prepare the capacity report periodically for merchandising team and management review
* Support and update plant capacity data, including the hardware information of the vendors / factories Supplier Sourcing
* Support and manage the vendor onboarding and exit activities
* Coordinate capability and capacity exercises with potential & new suppliers.
* Stay up to date on global sourcing facts and share relevant information with teams when necessary. Compliance
* Maintain and communicate compliance standards, expectations and requirements to vendors/factories, and merchandising teams
* Review complaints, concerns, or questions related to compliance issues and provide consultative support to vendors/factories

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Degree holder in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related discipline
* Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems
* Strong interpersonal skills; able to build effective relationship and influence key partners with all levels
* Good communication and presentation skills, assertive and organized
* Demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments
* Previous experience on woven products, production terminology and production processes is an advantage.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Power Point, Excel and Visio
* Good command of written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin