Career Opportunity

Account Planner, Lauren Accessories and Footwear

Ref #:

5579873

Department:

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, and Club Monaco, 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

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 Lauren Footwear and Accessory Business.

This position will have one direct report. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Analysis and Forecasting Process

    • Weekly account performance analysis (Fashion, Seasonal Core and BSR/Core Replenishment Product)

      • Analyze best and worst performers

      • Provide key insight to Account Executive and Merchandising teams

      • Highlight and action current and future opportunities in all product lines

    • Report on key deliverables; sell-through, product margin, bookings, class penetrations in season and pre and post market

    • Partner with Account Executive weekly to review account sales performance.

    • Various ad-hoc projects that will require a full understanding of product life cycle

    • Create and maintain various tools for market prep and sales meetings

    • Validate and monitor account size scale and make any necessary callouts to ensure assortment sizes are optimal to drive sales

Reporting Process

    • Prepare account recaps and review with VP of Planning prior to management meetings that details out key insights and metrics that will assist with account communication to drive business 

Account Management and Communication

·       Develop a strong working relationship with AE and their account's management team

Ensure high level of collaboration and proactive communication with all levels of account management structure to drive business towards plan achievement.

 

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

    • College degree required.

    • Self-starter and highly motivated, strong communication and problem solving skills

    • Strong computer and analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy critical; advanced Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups) required

    • Proven ability to develop and implement new tools/processes to improve efficiencies

    • Proficiency in retail math

Account Planner, Lauren Accessories and Footwear