Ralph Lauren

Merchandising Manager (Retail Buying) - APAC

Ralph Lauren
Salary provided
Posted on 09 Jul 2020

Merchandising Manager (Retail Buying) - APAC

Ralph Lauren

Job Highlights

  • Strong analytical & communication skill (English)
  • Determine the optimum way to invest OTB by class
  • 6 yrs+ retail merchandising buying - menswear

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a highly analytical Manager to drive sustainable, profitable growth  through the development and execution of merchandise strategies for APAC.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop assortment selections that can drive the overall business goals for APAC region, with a strong understanding of the regional market and country/channel specific needs
  • Identify & communicate opportunities through excellent product sensibility and understanding of competitive retail landscape
  • Partner with Planning team on seasonal OTB to identify opportunities and risks based on product assortment
  • Coordinate with the Global Merchandising and Production teams in all aspects of developing regionally appropriate assortments that support global initiatives
  • Partner with Regional merchandise to understand country specific needs and business trends
  • Review and manage sales and analysis reports on a regular basis to identify risks and opportunities and react accordingly
  • Work with Planning and Creative teams in regards to product merchandising, floor/fixture capacities, promotions and any other product related tasks
  • Manage and execute regional pricing strategies at both full price & markdown
  • Create seasonal product presentations & conduct seasonal training overviews
  • Lead, manage & develop direct reports

Requirements 

  • Strong leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate and influence effectively across departments, divisions and the larger organization
  • 6+ years Merchandising experience; management & leadership experience a plus
  • Strong analytical & communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business
  • Ability to problem solve creatively to meet the needs of the business
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  • Self-initiative, strong Management & Organizational skills
  • Able to adapt to the fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Strong decision-making capability with the ability to influence, present and defend a business argument both one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English & Chinese (Japanese, and Korean a plus)
  • Interested in Men's apparel

We offer a collegial working environment and an attractive remuneration package and career prospects for the right candidate. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided will only be used for purpose of recruitment and selection. 

Additional Information

Career Level
Middle
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
6 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. 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, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to http://investor.ralphlauren.com.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Life insurance, Medical insurance