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Analyst Business Planning & Analytics Wholesale EMEA - Temporary 18 months

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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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
This function acts as the analytical point of reference for consolidated EMEA insights on wholesale sell-in and sell-out performance and works closely with the Business Planning & Analytics Senior Manager to develop and enhance our reporting tools. In addition, this role encompasses key collaboration with the Data Lab team, to support the launch or expansion of key business initiatives using sales data.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical and financial approach and be able to quickly review and collaborate with business partners to articulate key business insights to Senior Management and other key stakeholders. We are looking for a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills, a positive and proactive approach to problem-solving and a storytelling mindset to build compelling and value-driving stories out of large volumes of data. Wholesale Analytics:
* Co-ordinate, supervise and produce centralized reporting on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Build a repeatable suite of reporting tools used by all, based on stakeholder requirements and feedback
* Ensure the accuracy of multiple-source data and deliver quick turnaround for ad hoc data requests
* Liaise closely with regional sales analysts and other departments to provide qualitative insights on performance
* Provide sales insights on ongoing initiatives (product, distribution, marketing campaigns) on a monthly or quarterly basis, to support future calls-to-action based on previous performance
* Create compelling and highly visual PowerPoint presentations for Senior Management meetings and other ad hoc business analyses
* Make sales analytics easier and more impactful by partnering closely with the Business Analytics Operations Specialist, Data Lab and FP&A teams to:
* identify data needs, identify gaps and align on solutions
* define key sales/business metrics and priority insights which should be made available at scale
* synthesize requirements and develop best-in-class reporting suites to serve Senior Management and the business
* democratize sales data by enabling self-serve access to KPIs Data Lab Collaboration/Support:
* Maintain databases by cross checking data and updating mapping across all criteria
* Optimize and automate data collection across teams, regions and sources
* Support the launch or expansion of key business initiatives using sales data Temporary contract for 18 months

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Passion for data analytics
* Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities
* Inquisitive, constant learner, ambitious in the goals they set themselves, growth mindset
* Critical-thinker, solutions-oriented
* Strong work ethic, willingness to take initiative
* Positive attitude towards teamwork
* Autonomous
* Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize. Comfortable working under time pressure
* Advanced Excel/Power Query and Powerpoint skills are mandatory, other relevant systems (Microstrategy, Power BI, Dataiku, ...) a definite plus
* Finance experience is a plus
* Fluent in English, French or other languages are a plus

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