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VP, Shared Services & Production, Ralph Lauren Agency

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New York


New York


United States

Company Description

Ralph 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, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Position Overview

The Vice President of Shared Services and Production is the leader of the internal Ralph Lauren production company. This role oversees the shared services of the internal Ralph Lauren Advertising Agency - production, photography, video, set design, styling, music and retouching. The VP is responsible for managing the production for all Ralph Lauren brands and allocating the correct time, budget, and resources from project briefing to final asset delivery. This role is responsible for managing the corporate annual production budget in conjunction with finance, creating work schedules, negotiating rate cards with outside vendors, and administrative oversight of the department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Manage and route department workflow.
* Ingest all creative projects and allocate responsibilities among shared services.
* Work closely with team to ensure shoot estimates and rates meet our standardized fee structures
* Work directly with Creative Director and Account Managers on the development 360 asset development.
* Make informed recommendations to meet the budget and timeline on internal resources and external partners based on creative brief.
* Extensive negotiations on all rates and expenses to come in under budget.
* Oversee contract negotiations.
* Monitor the use of photography with expired usage rights.
* Create and optimize monthly asset creation calendar.
* Build and manage a strong full-service production department to facilitate all pre, on-set and post-production needs.
* Recruit, train, motivate and retain top talent for the department

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* 10 years of experience overseeing and managing a production company.

* Works well under pressure/deadline, while maintaining diplomacy

* Mature, self-motivated, resourceful

* Strong management, communication and organizational skills

* Knowledge of photography with strong negotiation skills

* Strong and confident presence

* Master of multitasking

* Team player and willing to take on all levels of responsibility


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Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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