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Ralph Lauren Media LLC


Ralph Lauren Media LLC - New York City, NY

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 Summary

: Responsible for execution of strategic sourcing and category management activities for assigned Marketing & Advertising spend categories. As a part of RLC’s Strategic Sourcing practice, Manager will lead in facilitating requirements gathering, conducting research and data analysis to facilitate the implementation of value creation opportunities. Manager\t interacts and works closely with project teams and manages day to day activities for assigned projects and initiatives. Reports to the Director, Procurement. Experience in analysis, sourcing & procurement for the Marketing & Advertising category as well as a desire to learn are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop category strategy and approach in accordance with overall strategy of Global Procurement including:

Development of Category-Specific Strategies with focus on Marketing & Advertising

Development of Key Stakeholder Relationships in an area with no previous Procurement involvement

Aligning category strategy to stakeholder prioritization and developing category road map

Prioritization and Planning of Strategic Sourcing Initiatives

Identification of Global vs Region-Specific Opportunities

Management of Project Timelines

Lead execution of Strategic Sourcing events in accordance with Ralph Lauren sourcing methodology including:

Development of Project Baselines and Spend Profiles

Development of Industry & Vendor Profiles

Development of RF(x) Documents

Prepare and Lead Vendor Negotiations

Development and Implementation of Supply Agreements

Provide support for Global Procurement initiatives as required:

Spend Analytics and Assessment

Procurement Performance Reporting and Savings

Procurement Policy and Process Compliance

Coordination of Financial Capture of Sourcing Outcomes

Supplier Relationship Management

Oversight of Strategic Sourcing Analysts’ day-to-day activities including:

Strategic Sourcing Support

Category and Vendor Management

Financial Analysis and Reporting


Required Skills:

Analytical, influencing, facilitating, team-building, strategic thinking, solution oriented, process-driven, people management

Knowledge of sourcing & procurement practices & fundamentals

Ability to influence key stakeholders toward sustainable change even when faced with ambiguity

Independent achiever & self-starter with commitment to superior quality and accuracy

Strong ability to analyze and organize data

Ability to execute under time sensitive deadlines and work effectively dynamic environment

Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a decentralized organization

Strong written and oral communication skills

Advanced skills in preparing and delivering presentations required

Ability to travel domestically / abroad as needed

Advanced Microsoft Office Suite--Word, Excel, PowerPoint (Project a plus)


Bachelor’s Degree in business, or a related field preferred

5 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Project Management, Financial Analysis /

Reporting, and Contract Management required

3 years of Marketing & Advertising category-specific Strategic Sourcing experience required

Experience leading RF(x) events required – experience with Ariba e-sourcing an asset

Professional certifications are an asset (APICS, CPIM, NAPM etc.)

ERP knowledge preferred; SAP experience an asset

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

17 days 14 hours ago

Ralph Lauren Media LLC




Location: New York City, NY

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.