Career Opportunity

Assistant Buyer (6 month Fixed Term Contract)

Ref #:

W143359

Department:

Merchandising & Planning

City:

London

State/Province:

London

Country:

United Kingdom

Pay Range Max

Pay Range Min

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

Support the Buying & Planning Team with operations to establish the optimum commercial cross channel assortment for related brands/regions, whilst maximizing the financial plan and respecting the category/brand objectives and direction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·       Individual accountabilities

o   Assort, price and forecast the line

o   Maintain the line in the IT system

o   Order & track samples orders

o   Track business performance weekly (SI, SO, GM,…)

o   Benchmark decisions against competition & broader market landscape

o   Prepare & present the assortment at line opening meeting

 ·       Shared accountabilities

o   Define seasonal assortment needs upfront & share with Global Merchandising teams

o   Contribute to brand elevation both on qualitative and quantitative point of view

o   Participate/initiate business development projects

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

o   Office package knowledge 

o   International (work / study) 

o   Internship and temporary work experience as Buying Assistant or similar role

 o   Fluent in English, additional languages are a plus

 o   Concrete passion for Diversity & Inclusion values

 o   Excitement about teamwork and straight talk