Business Transformation Program Lead, DVC Supply/Demand

Ralph Lauren
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
28 Sep 2022
29 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
Ralph Lauren is on a multi-year transformational journey to "Digitize the Value Chain", to reinvent the way we work by leveraging our talent and creativity with a data driven focus, innovations, lean processes, & modern technologies. This transformation initiative consists of COE teams across 4 Tracks: Product Transformation, Supplier Collaboration, Supply & Demand Alignment, and Data. The four COE teams will lead the organization through the transformation and:
• Prioritize & sequence new Capabilities & the transition of Brand/Category/Supplier
• Design & harmonize the Processes & Solutions
• Support & educate the Business & Suppliers on the deployments
• Continually identify new opportunities to enhance and mature future ways of working
• Follow the ceremonies and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework This role will lead the Supply/Demand team and transform how we manage our supply chain (raw material procurement through DC) to align inventory to customer demand. The Business Transformation Program Lead will partner closely & collaborate with Product Transformation, Data and Analytics, and Supplier Collaboration teams to ensure cross-track continuity. The COE teams will leverage key existing technologies at RL in PLM, SAP, 3D Product Assets while implementing new technology/capabilities Riversand, Logility/NGC, and o9.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Establish and communicate a clear vision to the Supply & Demand Alignment team to enable the delivery of value. ● Define and communicate the business requirements and process vision. ● Partner with program and portfolio leadership on Vision, Roadmap, and ROI (benefits) ● Lead the team in Capability Design sessions to advance business process and technology solutions across the organization; including identification of opportunities and strategies. ● Partner with Program Leadership to plan quarterly deliverables Program Increments (PI) ● Act as the Voice of the Business to ensure alignment to business needs and adoption of RL users communicating and socializing the supply chain priorities with internal and external partners ● Own, prioritize & maintain team requirements and leads team execution on implementation of supply chain strategy. ● Write initial user stories and work with the team to plan work for iterations. ● Understand and align with IT project delivery and scope; collaborating with stakeholders and IT to ensure the fitness of solutions ● Review and contribute to presentations and lead system demos & iteration retrospectives to improve processes

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Business experience in large organization supply chain roles (sourcing raw materials, manufacturing products, supply / demand, store inventory and transport shipments to consumers or wholesalers)
* Experience process mapping and implementing consultative methodologies
* Proven track record of leading a sustained continuous improvement culture and of delivering valuable enterprise results
* Experience building and leading strong teams of digitally proficient and empowered knowledge workers
* Be comfortable with ambiguity and champion bold new ideas to improve processes
* Ability to thrive and lead the team in a fast-moving, ever-evolving environment
* Demonstrate a strategic mindset with strong problem-solving skills and innovative solution development
* Excellent ability to communicate and translate complex concepts to IT and Stakeholders
* Familiarity with agile delivery concepts is a plus
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