Buying Assistant, Men's
- Ralph Lauren
- New York, New York, United States
- Closing date
- 16 Feb 2023
- Entry Level / Assistant
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.
Support sales and profitability of the M Polo Accessories, Footwear, and Home product line through contribution to Buyer's strategy and assortment development.Support department(s) through the management of all operational functions within the product life cycle and the buy process.Provide insight regarding general sales analysis, marketplace trends, and customer's needs, wants, and expectations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Buy Process: · Attend and participate in all buying and business related meetings · Create purchase orders for all categories of business area · Manage item definition for all styles and enter buy units into GFE+ · Assist with assortment recommendations based on knowledge of the business · Prepare and maintain all tools relative to the assortment planning process · Maintain and manage purchase orders; troubleshoot purchase order issues, price discrepancies, vendor production and store callouts · Ensure accuracy of all style information submitted to production/merchandising · Manage on order tracking report; validate and ensure accuracy · Enter weekly price changes in system (promotions/markdowns) · Prepare re-ticketing / price change task forms for Field and Distribution Center Reporting: · Create, maintain, and validate accuracy of weekly business review reports · Review and manage season coding to ensure accuracy and consistency · Timely and accurate management of all aspects of APS Selling Reports: create, update, and distribute · Create monthly Assortment Tool through partnership with Distribution Analysts and the Brand Presentation team
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
* Experience in buying/merchandising Skills/Behaviors
* Ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
* High level of accuracy, detail orientation and organization skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Assertive and solution-oriented when faced with obstacles
* General understanding of customer, marketplace and product
* Basic understanding of the product lifecycle
* Ability to complete current and historical analysis of the business to support recommendations and decisions (style/color level)
* Demonstrate leadership potential SYSTEMS & TOOLS
* Island Pacific
* Retail Math
* Microsoft Excel / Word / PowerPoint #LI-AM6
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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