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Buying Manager, Accessories

Posted 3 weeks ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Category: Merchandising
Seniority: Manager
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range: $62500 - $146000 annually

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Buying Manager, Accessories
Ralph Lauren
New York
Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Full time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description

Position Overview

Maximize sales and profitability of product line through strategic product selection that supports the customer experience. Manage execution and in season performance of assortments through the establishment of strong partnerships with cross functional teams as well as trend/business analysis. Partner with cross category Divisional buyers to drive comprehensive strategy. Overall support of company’s long-range goals and divisional strategies/initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Execute Product Strategy:

  • Formulate and profitably execute the selection, procurement, and promotion of merchandise
  • Deliver compelling product assortment: Review product assortments with Buying lead to insure the integration of brands and balance of price points. Determine door assortments and merchandising strategies
  • Develop & implement product strategies that tie to financial plans and customer experience
  • Make relevant product recommendations based on demonstrated knowledge of customer, marketplace and parent line trends
  • Ensure product is balanced by price point and color as well as meets climate needs
  • Complete current and historical analysis to support recommendations and decisions at the style/color level
  • Present at all business and assortment meetings and influence decisions
  • Partner with Sr. Director, Merchandise Planning, Global Brand Planning, brand, Creative and Retail Presentation weekly and monthly to implement strategic changes in the business to improve profitability and productivity
  • Build Top 10 product strategies including product placement and life cycle management
  • Support and recommend key look items
  • Partner with brand presentation to ensure alignment with product and customer experience strategies in stores and online
  • Identify growth, maintain, and down trending businesses with objective of improving productivity of total complex
  • Partner with planning to assess risk/opportunity to retail sales and gross margin.
  • Review and communicate deadlines, as well as ensure accuracy of outputs from direct reports
  • Regularly visit competition and key markets to stay abreast of market trends and apply learnings to current and future assortments

Developing Talent:

  • Lead by example; engage and inspire team
  • Develop direct reports and promote an environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others and supports ongoing collaboration to execute business strategies
  • Provide coaching and feedback on a consistent basis to direct reports
  • Build and manage succession planning for each direct report
  • Manage daily priorities, performance, and work product of all direct reports

Building Relationships:

  • Partner with corporate merchandising to ensure business needs are met
  • Partner with Sr. Director to ensure strategies align with divisional and customer experience strategies
  • Establish and grow a strong level of communication and partnership with business partners in and outside of immediate cross functional team.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  •  Product development experience is a plus
  •  Ability to direct and manage multiple activities
  •  Understanding of different system capabilities
  •  High level of accuracy, detail orientation and organization skills
  •  Strong presentation & communication skills; both written and verbal
  •  Ability to complete current & historical analysis (change to attributing) of the business to support recommendations and decisions. (color/style level)
  •  Creative, assertive, and solution-oriented
  •  Clear grasp of the product lifecycle
  •  Customer, marketplace & product expert
  •   Strong leadership and team building skills including the ability to motivate, negotiate and influence effectively across departments & divisions
  •  Develop strong relationships throughout the organization

About Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of luxury lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren has sought to inspire the dream of a better life through authenticity and timeless style. Its reputation and distinctive image have been developed across a wide range of products, brands, distribution channels 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 and Chaps, among others – constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Buying Manager, Accessories
Ralph Lauren
New York
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