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Buying Assistant, Men’s

Posted 3 weeks ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Menswear
Category: Merchandising
Seniority: Assistant
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range:

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Buying Assistant, Men’s
Ralph Lauren
New York
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

Support sales and profitability of the M Polo Accessories, Footwear, and Home product line through contribution to Buyer’s strategy and assortment development. Support department(s) through the management of all operational functions within the product life cycle and the buy process. Provide insight regarding general sales analysis, marketplace trends, and customer’s needs, wants, and expectations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Buy Process:

  • Attend and participate in all buying and business related meetings
  • Create purchase orders for all categories of business area
  • Manage item definition for all styles and enter buy units into Gfe+
  • Assist with assortment recommendations based on knowledge of the business
  • Prepare and maintain all tools relative to the assortment planning process
  • Maintain and manage purchase orders; troubleshoot purchase order issues, price discrepancies, vendor production and store callouts
  • Ensure accuracy of all style information submitted to production/merchandising
  • Manage on order tracking report; validate and ensure accuracy
  • Enter weekly price changes in system (promotions/markdowns)
  • Prepare re-ticketing / price change task forms for Field and Distribution Center

Reporting:

  • Create, maintain, and validate accuracy of weekly business review reports
  • Review and manage season coding to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Timely and accurate management of all aspects of Aps Selling Reports: create, update, and distribute
  • Create monthly Assortment Tool through partnership with Distribution Analysts and the Brand Presentation team

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Experience

  • Experience in buying/merchandising

Skills/Behaviors

  • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • High level of accuracy, detail orientation and organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Assertive and solution-oriented when faced with obstacles
  • General understanding of customer, marketplace and product
  • Basic understanding of the product lifecycle
  • Ability to complete current and historical analysis of the business to support recommendations and decisions (style/color level)
  • Demonstrate leadership potential

Systems & Tools

  • Gfe+
  • Island Pacific
  • Sap
  • Relate
  • Riversand
  • Microstrategy/Dss
  • Retail Math
  • Microsoft Excel / Word / PowerPoint

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.

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