Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing - Ralph Lauren Store Development





Position Overview 

Responsible for execution of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management activities for assigned Store Development (non-merchandise) spend categories. Candidate should have experience with categories such as Fixtures/Millwork, Construction, Architectural Services, etc. The Manager will work closely with Procurement, Store Development, Creative Services Leadership, global counterparts and Legal teams to build a collaborative pipeline of sourcing projects.   Reports to Global Director of Strategic Sourcing, RL Store Development and works closely with Procurement Operations, Vendors, and Internal Customers. 

Areas of Accountability / Tasks:
    Develop category strategy and approach in accordance with overall strategy of Global Procurement including:
    Development of Category-Specific Strategies
    Development of Key Stakeholder Relationships
    Aligning category strategy to stakeholder prioritization and developing category road map
    Prioritization and Planning of Strategic Sourcing Initiatives
    Identification of Specific TCO Improvement Opportunities
    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 Vendor Profiles
    Development of Industry Profiles
    Identify and Screen Potential Vendors
    Development of RF(x) Documents
    Prepare Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis
    Prepare and Lead Vendor Negotiations
    Development and Implementation of Supply Agreements
    Document Project Outcomes and Financial Impacts
    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

Education / Experience / Skills / Requirements
    Bachelor's degree required.  Operations, Finance, Business Management, or related field preferred.
    Professional certification (CPM, CPSM, PMP, etc.) preferred
    5+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Project Management, Financial Analysis / Reporting, and Contract Management required
    3+ years of category-specific Strategic Sourcing experience required (Fixtures/Millwork, Construction, Architectural Services, etc.)
    Analytical, influencing, facilitating, team-building, strategic thinking, solution oriented, process-driven, people management
    Ability to influence key stakeholders toward sustainable change even when faced with ambiguity
    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
    Experience with ERP Systems (SAP) and Ariba preferred
    Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suite required
    Advanced written and oral communication skills required
    Advanced skills in preparing and delivering presentations required
    Ability to travel domestically / abroad as needed

If interested please send your resume to juan.ahmad@ralphlauren.com