Ralph Lauren opens Dublin e-commerce centre

Global fashion giant Ralph Lauren has opened a new e-commerce hub in the heart of Dublin’s docklands area.

The company’s new Dublin office located in the Bloodstone Building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay will initially host two teams with the creation of between eight and 10 jobs.

The centre will help support the company’s global e-commerce business and is expected to scale-up further once the initial batch of employees have been recruited.

Ralph Lauren said it is establishing its Dublin office with the intention of building a global e-commerce centre to support its “omni-channel” business.

Its workforce will be split into an e-commerce team which will work on platform and digital innovation, and a finance team with responsibility for providing fraud and payments services for its global business.

The newly available finance and technology roles are immediately available and applicants can apply via LinkedIn.

This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. An Irish subsidiary of the fashion retailer already operates a factory outlet store in Kildare Village.

Last year, Ralph Lauren Ireland Ltd made revenues of €9.3m - or €179,000 per week from sales at its outlet centre. A sharp increase in the cost of sales saw its pre-tax profits slump by 81% to €144,151, however.

Having opened in 2007, the store has become one of Kildare Village’s most popular over the past nine years.


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