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Ralph Lauren Media LLC

New York City, NY

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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. For more information, go to



Position Purpose and Scope

The Director of Men’s Merchandise Planning and Allocation is responsible for maximizing sales, margin and inventory for Direct to Consumer (Ralph Lauren Store and E-commerce). The Director leads the development of the financial merchandise plans and the execution of allocation and replenishment. This individual will partner closely with Merchandising, Global Brand Planning and Marketing to develop and implement strategies to drive brand-strengthening and profitable growth and will be critical in helping to set the process and strategies for the newly formed Direct to Consumer organization. The Director will oversee a team of Planners, Associate Planners and Distribution Analysts. The Director will report to Sr. Director of Merchandise Planning and Allocation.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead monthly forecast and OTB process

• Lead pre-season planning process

• Lead assortment planning process

• Manage mark down and promotion strategy

• Monitor and read out on weekly business performance; partner with cross-functional team to

develop and implement strategies to react as necessary

• Attend meetings with Corporate Merchandising and Global Brand Planning to ensure that DTC

needs are communicated and addressed

• Oversee Allocation, Replenishment and Consolidation

• Manage projects to address business opportunities

• Partner with Planning Director peers to leverage and develop business processes and tools

• Partner with Marketing to develop and execute promotional strategies

• Attract, hire, develop and retain a high performing planning team


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrates strong analytical capability. Uses logical thought process to solve problems

• Proven ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships

• Adapts easily to changing situations and demonstrates flexibility in juggling priorities

• Proven experience leading and managing others

• Proficient in all MS Office applications. Advanced Excel skills a must

• Experience with JDA Enterprise Planning or Arthur Planning

• Comfortable conducting database queries and creating reports. Experienced at manipulating data from multiple sources

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree

• At least 7 years of Merchandise Planning and/or Allocation experience

• Experience managing and leading a team

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.

Company info

Ralph Lauren Media LLC
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Company Profile
what began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining American style. Ralph Lauren has always stood for providing quality products, creating worlds and inviting people to take part in our dream. We were the innovators of lifestyle advertisements that tell a story and the first to create stores that encourage customers to participate in that lifestyle.

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