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Construction Project Cost Lead EMEA & LATAM

Ralph Lauren
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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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
To provide and effective cost management across Direct to Consumer (DTC) and wholesale activities across the EMEA & LATAM Regions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* To support the Construction Team in controlling capital expenditure on construction projects.
* Responsible for managing the cost control function of projects within the EMEA, LATAM Region
* Ensuring variations to original scope are tracked and costed in a timely manner.
* Reporting on variations and impact to the original capital.
* Update cost plan and projected final cost for projects.
* Track change orders in-line with various headings including Deco, Construction, IT, Asset Protection, Millwork, Architecture & Design.
* Prepare exception reporting on financial overruns that allow the business to be notified and respond with advise on agreed course of action.
* Review potential millworkers and contractors to ensure that there are robust reporting mechanisms in place for handling variations and providing timely cost information.
* Review production facilities for potential suppliers to ensure they are in line with the required employment and sustainability requirements of RL.
* Investigate approaches to purchase and issue free issue materials to GC for larger more costly items within the construction projects.
* Seek retrospective discount arrangements where possible.
* Develop accurate budget formulating tools with the use of historic data to track detailed line item costs.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience working on construction projects of varying sizes and complexities.
* Experience in cost estimating, contract administration, and risk management.
* Familiarity with construction methods, materials, and processes.
* Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines working with multiple projects.
* Ability to collaborate and influence internal departments in meeting cost directives.
* A creative mind and approach to problem solving.
* A commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
* Professionalism, multi-cultural and diversity awareness, sensitivity and respect.
* Experience/Appreciation of the luxury retailing environments - desirable, but not essential.


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