Career Opportunity

Analyst, FP&A, NA Whsl

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New Jersey


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.

Position Overview


Responsibilities will center on financial and operational support for the Wholesale North America Menswear Division with a primary focus on bookings and operating expenses.  The ideal candidate will be a proactive and innovative financial professional with the ability to multi-task with a high degree of analytical proficiency and integrity.  Position requires good foundational knowledge and experience in finance/accounting and a firm understanding of financial concepts.  Position requires candidate to develop and maintain effective business partner relationships at all levels of the organization.  The position reports to the Finance Manager of Menswear North America Wholesale. This position interfaces with Finance, Accounting, Account Services, Sales, Planning, Marketing and Divisional Management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·       Support the overall forecasting, budgeting and reporting processes of the division (including sales, margin, dilution and expenses)

·       Complete monthly operating expense forecasts including payroll, T&E, distribution, and marketing; Actualize and track headcount

·       Review monthly expense results with functional department leads; Act as the lead finance business partner for expenses and establish a track record of clear communication and sound follow up

·       Support Manager with the monthly sales and margin forecasts

·       Manage weekly bookings updates for Specialty and Golf channels as well as monthly Department Store updates

·       Track, reconcile, and approve all coop marketing chargebacks

·       Assist with the month-end process including variance analyses in partnership with accounting team

·       Support and prepare ad hoc analyses and special projects as needed

·       Anticipate needs of senior management and business partners in order to prioritize efforts and deliver results


·       Establish and maintain strong business partnerships across divisional finance teams to promote teamwork and organizational alignment

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

·       Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field required

·       2+ years Finance/Accounting experience with focus on planning and analysis

·       Wholesale apparel, accessories, and/or home experience in an operational finance role a plus

·       Strong communication and presentation skills (oral, written, and formal) with the ability to develop professional relationships across varying levels of management

·       Experienced in financial modeling and business case preparation

·       Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment

·       Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and sound follow-up

·       Self-motivated with an intellectual curiosity; Results driven


·       Advanced competency in Excel and other Microsoft applications, experience with SAP/Microstrategy, Hyperion/Essbase a plus

Analyst, FP&A, NA Whsl