Associate Buyer

Ralph Lauren
Watford, United Kingdom
Closing date
3 Jul 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
Support the Buying & Planning Team with operations to establish the optimum commercial assortment, whilst maximizing the financial plan and respecting the category/brand objectives and direction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Individual accountabilities · Track deliveries and run seasonal trade reports · Assort, price and plan seasonal assortments with a strategic mindset · Enter projections and maintain the line in the Buying system · Track business performance weekly (Sales, GM,...) and highlight seasonal reactions · Benchmark decisions against competition & broader market landscape · Support with preparation & presentation within the investment review Shared accountabilities · Define seasonal assortment needs upfront & share with Global Merchandising teams · Contribute to brand elevation both on qualitative and quantitative point of view · Participate/initiate business development projects

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
o Proficient in excel and outlook o Full strategic cycle as an Assistant Buyer or similar role o Concrete passion for Diversity & Inclusion values o Excitement about teamwork and straight talk


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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