Regional Assistant Merchandise Manager - Beauty

  • Company: DFS Group Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00279
  • Date of publication: 2018.08.21

Position

This role covers the exciting and very prominent Beauty category in our business. It is a Hong Kong based role.

Strategic Development and Execution

  • Assist Stores Operations with development and implementation of division and beauty strategies
  • Build close communication with management and communicate location-specific strategies, opportunities and competitive information to all location team
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with Beauty Vendors
  • Prepare sales and purchase forecasts
  • Maximise brand impact at Store level
  • Identify opportunities for divisional in-store events

Maximising Brand - Impact at Store level

  • Implementing worldwide and division specific promotions and evaluating the results 
  • Monitor stock on hand
  • Manage floor space and productivity 
  • Assist store with visual concepts and signage

General

  • Analysis of monthly reports
  • Planning vendor visits 
  • Assist and support distributor and warehouse teams

Financial

  • Delivers sales, gross margin and turnover goals for assigned business segment.
  • Works closely with the MM, planning, stores operations, warehouse, and distribution partners to develop and manage financial plans for the business segment.

People Development

  • Encourages and supports the development of our talented people. Offers honest and constructive feedback to team members fostering individual development. 
  • Develops and maintains a formal plan for self-development and career advancement.

Brand Management

  • Identifies and develops emerging brands for the core customers.
  • Promotes a "win-win" approach with all key brand partners.
  • Maximizes key brands value proposition for our customers by working closely with brands and communicating strategic customer needs. 
  • Develops assortment strategy for products that are exclusive to DFS or have limited distribution.
  • Drives decision-making and problem solving on brand partner issues.

Profile

  • Degree holder or relevant discipline 
  • 3 years retail operations/merchandising experience
  • Proven experience with merchandising and financial accountability
  • Proven experience in buying and inventory management
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong relationship builder 
  • Needs to be robust person, high energy levels, positive, professional demeanor
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • The ability to deal and communicate with people at all levels of the organization
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem solving
  • Decision quality
  • Presentation Skills
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