as - Director (Financial Planning & Analysis)

Ralph Lauren

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Job title

as - Director (Financial Planning & Analysis), Ralph Lauren

Location

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

Strategy & Strategic Planning

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership, vision and direction to the Financial Planning & Analysis team and to oversee the corporate budgeting and forecasting process and analysis of financial performance for the Ralph Lauren Sourcing operations. This candidate will also support the sourcing team in strategy formulation, project management, issuing key management reporting, and minimizing cost. Overtime will be required at time.

  • People Development - develop, mentor and motivate the team as a group and as individuals to drive best-in-class performance

  • Provide the leadership necessary to be a role model to the team

  • Implement operating procedures and control consistent with global best practices

  • Develop and manage departmental reporting regarding the underlying performance of the business, leading indicators and key metrics (KPI’s), especially as it relates to global purchase plans, measuring the success of sourcing strategies, articulating the impacts on Cost of Goods of manufacturing in different origins, and leverage of free trade agreements

  • Collaborate with global finance partners responsible for Sourcing team, and ensure deliverable and deadlines are met

  • Support and drive the three year strategic plan and annual budget process

  • Prepare ad hoc analyses and work on special projects as needed

  • Liaison to internal and external reporting teams within the Controller’s organization and partner with management to understand division / segment financial results and business trends

The Ideal Candidate

  • Accounting of Finance Degree with 10+ years of directly related experience

  • Recent FP&A role in multi-national buying office / sourcing organization

  • Chartered Accountant required and MBA beneficial

  • Experiences in multi-national currencies with direct experience in Asia-Pacific region beneficial

  • Experience presenting financial plans to senior management

  • Proven leader with experience developing and motivating teams

  • Experience working with forecast / budget software applications

  • Ability to navigate and extract date from general ledger / data warehousing tools

  • Courteous professional with proven ability to drive results through leadership, skills and initiative

  • Excellent verbal with written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to be a solution driver in a challenging environment while working under pressure

  • Detail oriented and experienced in follow-through and completion of projects

  • Ability to drive adherence to tight deadlines

  • Proficient with Financial System

  • Knowledge of International Accounting Standards and US GAAP

  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze operations and implement procedures to course correct / effect change

  • Knowledge of diverse corporate functions and buying office / sourcing business operations

  • Ability to translate organizational goals into strategic plan aligned with corporate financial direction

About Us

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 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 Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.