Career Opportunity

Account Planning Manager, Womens Polo

Ref #:

W119150

Department:

Merchandising & Planning

City:

New York

State/Province:

New York

Country:

United States

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.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview

Work in collaboration with merchandise planning and sales to assist in the development, forecasting, and retail delivery of a well-balanced, lifestyle appropriate assortment that provide both volume and margin growth for retail partner(s) and reflects the seasonal RL merchandising vision for the Women's Polo Business. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with key partners to identify and define optimal product strategies and opportunities
  • Analyze historical and in-season selling to guide, and action future seasons plans in order to drive product of success metrics (margin, sell-thorugh)
  • Assist in developing the seasonal strategies based on product flow and classification percent's by delivery
  • Enter and manage customer seasonal bookings entries
  • Build product assortments in collaboration with merchandise planning and sales
  • Create and maintain weekly product selling reports and provide monthly hindsight analysis
  • Report on key deliverables; sell-through, product margin, bookings, class penetrations pre and post market
  • Various ad-hoc projects that will require a full understanding of product life cycle

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Expertise in demand forecasting and inventory optimization; knowledge of ladder planning a plus

* Excellent critical thinking, presentation, and decision-making skills

* Strong computer and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy critical; advanced MS Excel (ie pivot tables, v-lookups) required
* Proven ability to develop and implement new tools/processes to improve efficiencies
* Proficiency in retail math

Account Planning Manager, Womens Polo