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.
The candidate’s primary responsibility is to assist in the maintenance of inventory accuracy in our merchandising and financial systems and to oversee and approve the work of staff.
This will require providing timely support to all divisions within Asia-Pacific. This candidate will also work toward development and implementation of standard policies, procedures and controls and will participate in strategy formulation, project management and execution, career development, benchmarking and reporting, ongoing process improvement, enhancing controls, and minimizing costs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in inventory related support efforts and ensure timely resolution of requests
Schedule and coordinate physical inventories and cycle counts in all divisions including book cutoff (freeze), capturing counts and sales, research, reconciling, applying adjustments, and shrink reporting
Prepare, review and approve inventory adjustments processed within Inventory Control department including, but not limited to RTV’s, MOS, sell-offs, transfers, etc.
Ensure store compliance with inventory related procedures including distributions, transfers, MOS, physical inventory prep and execution, etc.
Liaison between Inventory Control, DC Operations, Planning & Buying, Store Operations, Asset Protection, and Stores to provide assistance with inventory related issues
Partner with DC Transportation in administering and processing claims
Coordinate and participate in reporting (Scorecard) and internal control documentation and testing
Partnering with Accounting eg : reconciliation of inventory data, inventory analysis of P&L and B / S accounts and audit questions.
Support year-end audit preparation with inventory related documentations
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Minimum 2 years’ of Inventory Control experience ideally within a Retail environment
Accounting or Finance Degree
Experience in working with various countries within Asia-Pacific region preferred
Good written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of Financial systems - Microsoft Dynamics AX or similar finance system
Proficient with Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
Highly organized with excellent time management skills
Positive attitude and sound interpersonal skills
Inventory Control Analyst