Business Planning and Control Manager (Temp Contract)

  • Company: Fashion Group Asia Pacific
  • Country / Region : Hong Kong
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Temporary Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00239
  • Date of publication: 2021.01.26


Primary Objectives:

  1. Plan and control the business and financial information pertaining to the activities of the Brand in HK, Macau and China, in direct retail, wholesale & travel retail.
  2. Prepare Budget, revised forecasts, strategic plan for HK, Macau and China region, and CAPEX requests
  3. Responsible over the management reports & the analysis of the companies' performances
  4. Co-lead the take-over and stabilization of new countries
  5. Co-lead ad hoc Brand transversal projects
  6. Suggest action plans to sustain the growth in existing or prospected area, while optimizing existing operations.


Job Descriptions:

  • Prepare the Budget, Revised forecast, Strategic Plan, from initial framing to presentation to HQs CFO, working closely with the Brand MD and the VP Finance.
  • Prepare, control and report on Company's results, weekly and monthly variance analysis against budget and forecast. Work with relevant business units in the organization to optimize sales & spending.
  • Review and challenge the business plan of the wholesale partners. Suggest improvement in the methodology and curbing actions to sustain the business growth.
  • Control on a weekly / monthly basis the wholesale partners KPIS: sales, stock, sell-through, stock coverage.
  • Control the OTB placed by the partners versus the business plans agreed with them.
  • Closely monitor - and prepare when needed - the investment plans for Brand boutiques in the region.
  • Prepare the Managing Director's negotiations with retail landlords, further challenge landlords' leasing Directors when terms misaligned with Brand's best interest.
  • Track and monitor the wholesale contracts in the region. Suggest improvements when renewal or new contracts shall be signed.
  • Analyze Brand pricing market mark up for HK, Macau and China region - recommend accordingly
  • Work closely with the Regional Finance Manager to optimize all Balance Sheets items, especially cash related with corporate investment.
  • Work closely with different business units to understand, contribute to, and if necessary align their strategies.
  • Responsible for assuring that the internal controls in place are adequate and in compliance with all corporate governance requirements, with the support of the Internal Control Manager.
  • Ad hoc projects include: roll out of Brand Point of Sales system in selected partners boutiques, ...
  • Suggest monthly accruals to Regional Finance Manager - for discussion with Brands HQs

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