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Merchandise Associate Planner

Ralph Lauren
Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

Job Details

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
Support the Merchandise Planning Team/Manager in Omni channel reporting for the EMEA region, while maximizing the financial plan of our Wholesale business by respecting the category/brand objectives and direction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Main Responsibilities
* Support the Team in building dashboards to forecast and to define the new Super Season KPI's (Buy, Sales, Inventory, Margin, Average Retail Price, Average Wholesale Price, Average Cost)
* Work closely with other departments to align on seasonal strategy with a direct impact on sales and margin
* Provide weekly reporting on sales and margin for decision making and assortment /pricing improvements
* Build strong relationship with Brands and review frequently their investment versus the plan
* Follow-up samples evolution for financial purpose
* Support the Team in sharing APAC Wholesale sales forecast Further responsibilities
* Prepare ad-hoc analysis to support the Head of Merchandising as required
* Initiate/participate to business development projects
* Build clear presentations which include financial information and business strategies while delivering a clear message

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Master's Degree, preferably in Business Administration with Finance specialty
* From 1 to 2 years work experience in Planning, Buying or Finance, preferably in an international environment
* Strong computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint
* International experience (work/study)
* Fluent in English, another language is a plus
* Proactive and dynamic with a creative thinking
* Solution oriented
* Highly analytical way of thinking, strong numerical/retail math skills
* Strong listening and communication skills


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