Career Opportunity

Capacity Assurance Manager (India Sourcing Office)

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Manufacturing and Sourcing







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

Position Overview

Execute regional strategic and secure short-term & long-term capacity through active sourcing and validation of vendors’ performance and capability

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Execute regional strategies allocation that meets business needs and financial goals 
Closely review the capacity plan & production schedule with the merchandising team in optimise capacity and utilize available vendors
Work closely with the merchandising team to layout the short-term & long-term capacity growth plans for all brands & products, and to secure an effective sourcing flow
Identify and mitigate risks and propose solutions/alternative; alert management on high-risk areas, which may impact on production and future business
Develop plans and action items to secure required capacity by travelling across the region to evaluate existing the capability of vendors and explore new vendors
Develop and manage a pipeline of potential new vendors and keep them ready for times of need
Handle onboarding & supplier exiting activities; evaluate suppliers’ performance & drive continuous development of the vendor base
Drive regional capacity, supplier management, methods & systems projects; contribute to methods & tools improvement by cooperating with relevant stakeholders
Be responsible for maintaining, standardizing and managing the process and vendor database
Manage the key stakeholders across different teams and counterparts to drive changes and results
Collaborate with multiple stakeholders by analyzing capacity and on-time delivery data monthly
Stay close to market information, conduct research regularly and share with the teams on the market conditions

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Degree holder in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related discipline
Proven experience in apparel supply chain, sourcing and with capacity planning is a must; at least 10+ years relevant managerial experience
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; able to build effective relationship and influence key partners with all levels
Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership
Good project management skills and ability to drive changes and improvements
Analytical thinker and data literacy; meticulous and with strong follow up skills, able to work under tight timeline
Excellent communication and presentation skills, assertive and organized
Demonstrates a “can-do” approach in being proactive with work assignments
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Power Point, Excel and Visio, and/or other relevant analytical tools
Good command of written and spoken English
Willing to travel

AS - Capacity Assurance Manager( India Sourcing Office)