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Sustainability Manager, Product & Materials

New York, NY

Pay Range: The pay range for this job is $62.500 - $146.000 annually; actual pay is dependent on experience and geographic location.


Benefits: Base pay is only one part of our employee value proposition, which includes a robust benefits package, above-market time off, flexible working arrangements, incentive compensation, where applicable, and varied learning opportunities.


Ralph Lauren Corporation 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.


Experienced and passionate sustainability professional to manage identification, evaluation and tracking of Ralph Lauren’s use of sustainable materials and packaging, and associated impacts, to inform Ralph Lauren’s transparency and traceability (TNT) strategies and other product and packaging sustainability initiatives and goals.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Product Analysis: Engage cross-functional teams to integrate product and material impact data and analysis into relevant reporting, disclosure, and regulatory workstreams 
  • Support collection, analysis and management of data on product and material impact and packaging across environmental issue areas to close identified data gaps for regulatory compliance readiness and support achievement of TNT strategies and objectives 
  • Provide subject matter expertise and project management to support life cycle assessment (LCA) workstreams 
  • Evaluate new sustainable material and packaging certifications, standards, and programs to inform decision making on integration into RL product, packaging and sustainable materials strategy 
  • Conduct environmental impact review of new product technologies and innovations to inform recommendations to Innovation and R&D teams 
  • Engage cross-functionally to support teams engaged in uptake of sustainable wood materials for RL store interiors to enable achievement of public facing goal on wood substrates 
  • Sustainable Packaging: Work with stakeholders throughout the business to identify, evaluate, and adopt more sustainable packaging materials 
  • Manage collection, tracking, and analysis of packaging sustainability data to inform annual reporting on progress and ongoing strategy, and support continuous improvement in packaging sustainability data granularity and quality 
  • Provide subject matter expertise on adopting sustainable packaging options for apparel, retail, and logistics 
  • External Partnerships: Support engagement in relevant external stakeholder groups, such as Canopy, Responsible Luxury Initiative, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, etc. 


Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Experience in corporate sustainability setting
  • Experience preferred in environmental science, engineering, sustainable development, and/or materials management
  • Solid understanding of and passion for environmental sustainability issues and impact measurement, with preference for experience with life-cycle assessment and/or sustainable packaging
  • Accustomed to working in a global, diverse, and dynamic cross-functional environment with strong collaboration and communication/presentation skills
  • Advanced Excel experience


Ralph Lauren will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance laws.


Ralph Lauren is dedicated to providing a comfortable and consciously inclusive work environment for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Ralph Lauren, please contact Global People Practices at [email protected].

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