Career Opportunity

Manager – Product Transformation

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Information Technology







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

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. 

The Program will consist of COE teams across 4 Tracks: Product Transformation, Supplier Collaboration, Supply & Demand Alignment 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 Product COE team in Transforming how we Commercialize our Products & Data.  The selected candidate will possess advanced expertise level in the subject of Technology with Master Data Applications.  The primary focus of this role is centered on supporting the implementation and roll-out of Riversand and the Applications that consume Product data.  They act as a key liaison with cross functional partners 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 Technical Lead for the Product Transformation track is a role that will report into the Product Manager for Technology.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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 
Capture & document business processes, functional & data requirements and be able to communicate with the technical resources 
Learn and develop into the technical & functional expert on Riversand MDM/PIM platform. 
Work with Product lead to determine sequencing of concepts/ stories
Model & configure prototypes to prove out innovative ideas with immediate feedback on its success
Work with Technical development team to configure & develop the solution
Develop prototypes to prove out the success or failure of a concept
Develop/execute test scripts for Use cases
Work with Data Team to ensure alignment on data architecture, flows and integrations
Partner with Data Governance group to manage the data cleanliness.  
Lead with modern data capabilities to provide the business with lean methods of creating, enriching, distributing and managing product data.
Build continuous integration and test-driven development approaches
Partner with the Product team to provide user support in terms of change management, training and issue management activities
Troubleshoot production support issues post deployment and come up with solutions as required

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field. Master’s preferred
At least 8+ years or more of work experience in Business-analysis or related disciplines including data management, modeling, optimization and data quality, and/or other areas directly relevant to product master-data responsibilities and tasks.
At least 4+ years of experience working in cross-functional teams and collaborating with business stakeholders in Retail in support of a departmental and/or multi-departmental data management and analysis initiative.
At least 3+ years of experience working with Riversand product or related master data management platform
Deep Retail Industry knowledge or previous experience working in the business would be a plus.
Strong problem solving, collaboration, communication and presentation skills; ability to effectively interact with team members and cross functional partners 
Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic business environment
Must be self-motivated/self-starter in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work independently and within a team
Experience working with an Agile methodology is a plus


Manager – Product Transformation