Career Opportunity

Lead – Supply & Demand Transformation

Ref #:

5576277

Department:

Information Technology

City:

Bangalore

State/Province:

Karnataka

Country:

India

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 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 Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. 

Position Overview

Who we are:

The Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in luxury fashion and design.  Our Global Development Center (GDC) is focused on building high-quality technology solutions to enhance the business & customer experience across channels and geographies. 

Ralph Lauren is embarking on a multi-year Transformational journey to Digitize the Value Chain which will reinvent the way we work by leveraging our talent and creativity with the latest innovations, lean processes, data driven & implementing modern technologies.  

The Program will consist of COE teams across 4 Tracks: Product Transformation, Supplier Collaboration, Supply & Demand Transformation and a Data team that will consist of a hybrid of talent with business, technology and analytical experience.

This role is responsible for assisting the Supply & Demand Planning team on our Digital Transformation.  The selected candidate will build functional and technical expertise in Supply Chain and Planning technology.  The primary focus of this role is centered on supporting the implementation and roll-out of the O9 Application that will connect with Riversand, PLM and SAP.  They will act as a key liaison with our other COE and cross functional partners and to ensure that the business needs are being met and that the business users can perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.

The teams will look to leverage key existing technologies at RL in PLM, SAP, 3D Product Assets and our Data Lake while implementing potential new SAAS technologies on Logility VMS, Riversand and O9.

The Functional Lead for the Supply & Demand Transformation track is a role that will report into the Product Lead for Technology.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Product Strategy & Management:
o Understand the Strategy and Vision for Ralph Lauren’s multi-year journey to Digitize the Value Chain and work with the Product leads to deliver experiences around Product transformation.
o Participate in the complete lifecycle of a project from design to delivery of o9’s solutions.

Requirements & Functional Design:
o Capture & document business processes, functional & data requirements and be able to communicate with the technical resources.
o Understanding of requirements by participating in workshops with functional and business owners of the processes and documenting it 
o Work closely with product leads to develop the clear functional and technical design and document data requirements and build complex datasets
o Lead to determine sequencing of concepts/ stories

Product configuration, development & integrations:
o Develop prototypes to prove out the success or failure of a concept
o Configure the o9 platform based on the blueprint laid out during design to solve deep operations/supply chain problems

Supply-Demand Data, Testing & Operations:

o Create and execute workflow and data analytics test-cases and document issues and track progress at resolving issues
o Support Super User and End User training, for a global user base
o Actively help in improving internal processes and product features based on customer feedback by interfacing with the development and operations teams
o Develop/execute test scripts for Use cases
o Partner with the Supply & Demand team to provide user support in terms of change management, training and issue management activities
o Troubleshoot production support issues post deployment and come up with solutions as required

Expertise: Develop into a Functional expert for RL Supply & Demand data & the O9 platform

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field. Master’s preferred
At least 8+ years or more of work experience in technology or supply-chain.
At least 4+ years of experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with business stakeholders in Retail / Manufacturing / CPG / Finance in support of a departmental and/or multi-departmental transformation initiative., as an Technical Lead or technical architect (hand-on) in agile environment. 
At least 2+ years of experience working with O9 product or related supply-demand planning & management platform is a plus
Experience working with an S&OP or Supply Planning application is a plus

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Lead – Supply & Demand Transformation