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.
The NA Director of Logistics Finance would be responsible for leading the overall financial planning, forecasting, analysis and controls process for NA Distribution & Ecommerce operations. The successful candidate will also provide strategic financial insight to the Logistics senior leadership team regarding optimizing NA Logistics service, quality and cost.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Oversees the group's financial operations including: annual budgeting, forecasting expenses for each Division, and monthly financial close · Leads cross functional meetings and initiatives to analyze and improve Logistics performance. · Support new business initiatives, including strategic leadership and input on network design, ensuring appropriate return on investment, budgeting and forecasting financial impact and managing the integration costs · Reports on Distribution & Ecommerce fulfillment expense performance by Division, identifying key variance drivers and recommending corrective courses of action · Develop strong business partnerships across the organization and to support Logistics operations by delivering accurate and timely financial reporting, analysis, forecasting, and annual plan · Work with operations team on continuous improvement projects, identifying areas in need of improvement · Identify and develop performance metrics in alignment with strategic goals · Create and redesign business processes to support effective financial management · Define controls and reporting capabilities that enable budgeting, accurate forecasting, financial analysis and management of operations, including month end accrual management. · Present for action the operational results, forecasts and analysis for internal and external reporting · Coordinates with corporate finance to ensure the group follows all appropriate guidelines for ensuring operating efficiencies, internal controls and corporate governance · Function as the key business partner for interactions and communications with various departments and third party vendors, including Finance, Production, Operations, General Accounting & Accounts Payable · Identify/manage operational opportunities & risks · Participate in internal and external audits; oversee and coordinate responses to audit requests
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
▪ Bachelors Degree in Accounting and/or Finance, MBA preferred ▪ 10+ years of progressive experience in financial planning and analysis and operating budget management ▪ Demonstrated success in leading cross functional projects to improve business results ▪ Knowledge and familiarity with distribution & ecommerce operations is a plus ▪ 3+ years of supervisory experience ▪ Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint ▪ Experience with Hyperion Essbase and/or Adaptive Insights a plus ▪ Advanced Excel skills with the ability to manipulate and analyze data ▪ Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to influence and demonstrate confidence in communications with senior level management. ▪ Strong leadership, organizational and analytical and interpersonal skills are required. Must have the ability to manage conflict ▪ Highly organized with well-honed time-management skills, able to juggle multiple projects with ease, and prioritize or escalate when necessary to ensure deliverables meet deadlines. ▪ Build, develop, and lead a high-performing logistics finance team with growth and development opportunities ▪ Team player possessing a strong work ethic and drive for results.