Assistant Buyer

Ralph Lauren
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
29 Oct 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
The prospective candidate will provide integral operational and administrative support to the MSW Buying team. From front end purchase order and pricing management to the back end go-to-market management, the candidate will be expected to work confidently and independently in all tasks required, ensuring high levels of accuracy are maintained throughout.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Position Scope Purchase Order and Pricing Management
* Effectively manage daily, weekly, and seasonal buying responsibilities, including deliveries, pricing, buysheet/assortment updates, and general admin support.
* Navigate required tools and systems, troubleshoot issues, and identify better ways of working to improve efficiency.
* Lead delivery tracking and purchase order management, with clear communication of order status, challenges, and opportunities to the wider team.
* Meticulous data integrity. Assortment Strategy and Product Selection Support
* Conduct trend and market research to assist in identifying product, pricing and go to market opportunities.
* Prepare necessary documents and resources for key calendar meetings.
* Prioritise workload effectively, ensuring critical path is adhered to and needs are met in a timely manner.
* Analyse business reports, with the potential to develop the ability to draw top line conclusions and actions for a small product area. Team and go to market Input
* Build relationships with cross-functional partners across stores, production, merchandising and creative to ensure the department critical path is maintained to the highest standard.
* Manage store call outs effectively to ensure issues are resolved within 48 hours.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Highly proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
* Highly organized.
* Ability to manage timelines and juggle priorities.
* Attention to detail and accuracy.
* Strong team player, yet able to work independently when required.
* Passionate approach.
* Analytical.
* Trend and market awareness.
* Resilient with an agile and resourceful mindset, able to over-come challenges by focusing on solutions.
* Effective communication skills (both written and spoken).
* Previous experience in a similar Buying, Planning or Merchandising role is preferable.


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