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Buying Manager

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Function
Buyer
Level
Manager

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
Our Asia Pacific Team is seeking to appoint a highly analytical Manager to drive sustainable, profitable growth for RL through the development and execution of merchandise strategies for RALPH LAUREN APAC.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Responsibilities:
* Develop assortment selections that can drive the overall business goals for APAC region, with a strong understanding of the regional market and country/channel specific needs
* Identify & communicate opportunities through excellent product sensibility and understanding of competitive retail landscape
* Partner with Planning team on seasonal OTB to identify opportunities and risks based on product assortment
* Coordinate with the Global Merchandising and Production teams in all aspects of developing regionally appropriate assortments that support global initiatives
* Partner with Regional merchandise to understand country-specific needs and business trends
* Review and manage sales and analysis reports on a regular basis to identify risks and opportunities and react accordingly
* Work with Planning and Creative teams in regards to product merchandising, floor/fixture capacities, promotions and any other product related tasks
* Manage and execute regional pricing strategies
* Create seasonal product presentations & conduct seasonal training overviews
* Lead, manage & develop direct reports

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Requirements:
* Strong leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate and influence effectively across departments, divisions and the larger organization
* 8-12 years Buying experience in retail industry
* Strong analytical & communication skills
* Ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business
* Ability to problem solve creatively to meet the needs of the business
* Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
* Self-initiative, strong Management and Organizational skills
* Able to adapt to the fast paced and constantly changing environment
* Strong decision-making capability with the ability to influence, present and defend a business argument both one-on-one and in a group setting
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean a plus)

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