Career Opportunity

Assistant Business Planner

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Merchandising & Planning






United Kingdom

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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

12 months FTC 

An exciting role within the direct-to-consumer business planning team for EMEA. The role is varied and will include analysis, forecasting, and reporting on the full-price stores & concessions across the region. This position will suit a highly numerate & commercial person who is excited to learn and work cross-functionally in an expanding area of the business.

Please note this role is hybrid working spending 40% in our office based in Watford.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·         Collate data from numerous sources to produce daily, weekly, and monthly reporting and circulate to wider business.

·         Attend weekly trade calls & communicate performance wins & misses.

·         Maintain daily forecasts for all KPIs at store level.

·         Maintain comp structures and store profile data and ensure uploaded into central systems.

·         Run ad hoc reports to support the business planning team with decision-making and analysis.

·         Ensure store development updates are correctly reflected in forecasting and flag any discrepancies.

·         Work with country specialists to maintain store calendars across EMEA for full-price stores.


·         Attend and document monthly calls with senior regional leads to understand nuances across markets, including performance within the ecosystem & wider retail trading environment.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

·         Previous experience in retail desired but not essential

·         Highly organised, comfortable working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment

·         Strong attention to detail, quality, and accuracy imperative

·         Data driven mindset & keenness to learn new tools & models.

·         Strong communication skills, able to package results into digestible and actionable messages.

·         Enthusiastic team player in building relationships cross-functionally with a flexible approach.

·         Advanced Excel skills, experience in analytics tools to process & interpret data all essential


·         Understanding of retail maths & KPIs is a plus.