POSITION DETAIL LOCATION
SENIOR DIRECTOR, HOME ANTIQUE+ VINTAGE, FINE WATCHES AND JEWELRY - 22298 New York, NY

Ralph Lauren Corporation 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

Accountabilities
 
• Set annual and seasonal strategic direction including financials
• Financial Accountability: Deliver GM$, Retail Sales and OI Targets for areas of responsibility
• Deliver compelling product assortments that are brand enhancing and customer focused
• Partner closely with Merchandise Planning leader and team for business development, annual plans,
  and LRP
• Develop and retain talent. Coach & develop and provide guidance to Buyers/Associate Buyers who
  manage in-season product management
• Partner with GBP and Global Merchandising teams
 

Competencies


• Strategic thinking and planning
• Tactical and specific execution that captures 360 holistic approach
• Analyzing issues and solving problems
• Develop people and talent
• Building networks
• Understanding creative direction and business strategies
• Influencing others
• Thinking creatively

 
Responsibilities
 
• Evaluate competitive landscape, analyze customer research findings and consistently evaluate
  current store assortments in the RL Family & make recommendations accordingly
• Product assortment, strategic selection and creation, identify areas of opportunity based on previous
  season analysis
• Partner with planning, visual, brand presentation, design, marketing, and merchandising to ensure
  goals are aligned during the buy process as well as in season
• Weekly Business Reviews, Monthly Forecast Reviews, Shifting/Chasing/Reacting
• Set strategy for MD/Promotional cadence in partnership with Planning and business needs
• Visual presentation adjustments
• Continually evaluate & implement new business opportunities
• Understand how business decisions impact cross functional business partners
• Develop and Mentor direct reports. Ensure that direct reports are developing and mentoring all team
  members & actively manage goals and development plans

Requirements
 
• Long Range Planning (3-5 year) financials and strategies
• Consistently present global business perspective beyond current scope of accountability
• Ability to influence and partner with Executive Leadership Team
• Continuously lead business initiatives
• Maximize profitability through new product strategies that encompass corporate business initiative.
• System proficiency: IP, Word, Excel, DSS, Arthur and Power Point, Retail Math
 
Stretch Skills

• Grasp and navigate a wide range of business relationships; negotiation skills.
• Motivate and develop team members; superb leadership and management skills.
• Creative product skills, and comprehensive market knowledge.
• Comprehensive understanding of market challenges and opportunities.
• Prioritize and direct multiple activities.
• Superb presentation and communication skills, both spoken and written.
• Think conceptually and strategically regarding the business; creative problem solver

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