Analyst, Strategic Sourcing, IT

Analyst, Strategic Sourcing, IT

CompanyRalph Lauren

Job locationNew York, NY

Region of responsibilityGlobal

DescriptionRalph 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 more than 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, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Responsible for execution of strategic sourcing and category management activities for assigned spend categories of IT, Digital, Consulting, Finance & Legal. As a part of RLC’s Strategic Sourcing team, Analyst will lead facilitating requirements gathering, conducting research and data analysis to facilitate the implementation of value creation opportunities. Analyst interacts and works closely with project teams and manages day to day activities for assigned projects and initiatives. Reports to the Manager, Strategic Sourcing. Experience in analysis, sourcing & procurement for the IT, Digital, Consulting, Finance & Legal categories as well as a desire to learn are essential.
Develop category strategy and approach in accordance with overall strategy of Global Procurement including:

Development of Category-Specific Strategies with focus on IT, Digital, Consulting, Finance & Legal
- 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 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
- Analytical, influencing, facilitating, team-building, strategic thinking, solution oriented, process-driven, people management, time 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 in a 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)
- Experience in Strategic Sourcing, Project Management, Financial Analysis / Reporting, and Contract Management
- Experience in category-specific Strategic Sourcing experience IT, Digital, Consulting, Finance & Legal
- Experience leading RF(x) events required – experience with Workday Strategic Sourcing (Scout) e-sourcing an asset
- Professional certifications are an asset (APICS, CPIM, NAPM etc.)
- ERP knowledge preferred; SAP experience an asset

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