Regional Assistant Product Manager

  • Company: Fresh Hong-Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Marketing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00124
  • Date of publication: 2018.10.31

Position

MAIN JOB OBJECTIVE

The Regional Assistant Product Manager will lead Fresh's product strategy and execution in Asia Pacific region to grow the total business. He/ she will work with Marketing Manager to develop the product strategy for each product segment, serve as a brand connection between Global product marketing team and markets to provide holistic and strategic marketing direction and execution support to APAC markets through continuous partnership with key stakeholders. He/she will co-ordinate regional product marketing programs to meet unique regional and local needs while upholding Fresh' brand equity and ensuring execution excellence.

 

MAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Product

  • Support Marketing Manager to define product marketing strategy with the markets and ensure success of Fresh product and franchise performance in APAC through active performance and category management
  • Articulate and coordinate the development of APAC product assortment and innovation strategy for the Region and construct category review to identify need gaps
  • Develop product mapping to align with customer journey and training, driving retention, link sales and customer upgrade to maximize commercial opportunities
  • Work with local markets to identify the need for products and franchises specifically developed for APAC markets and provide clear market insight and strategy to global marketing
  • Support local markets in implementation of product launch and program development
  • Oversee and monitor the launch and campaign result including sell thru tracking, mix of business, franchise performance and qualitative feedback from markets
  • Systemically track strategies, performance and key launches of relevant competitors in APAC and develop in-depth competitive analysis
  • Partner with cross function team (Campaign, digital, CRM, Education, VMD) to create and/or to ensure program support toolkit relevancy & sufficiency for the markets

2. Pricing

  • Support and coordinate with Global on the in-depth strategic pricing review for all APAC markets
  • Ensure adequate new product pricing guideline is set for new launches
  • Ensure the pricing guideline is properly executed in markets

3. Forecasting

  • Contribute market insight to evaluate regional relevance of innovation/ new launches and work closely with Marketing and Forecasting team to design the appropriate Forecast recommendation for the Region
  • Coordinate with APAC markets on the launch, campaign and promotion forecasting process and ensure the forecast guideline is implemented correctly in markets
  • Monitor market forecast for major product launch and flag alert for any abnormalities against the recommendation
  • Follow up with new Launch management on the logistics delay and QA issues that are raised by the markets to ensure solution being implemented

4. Sampling

  • Lead the planning and development of APAC sampling assortment, ensuring alignment with marketing strategy
  • Own sampling effectiveness analysis to guide future sampling strategies to help build business objective from both traffic driving and GWP upselling aspects

Profile

Background

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in similar capacity, preferably in the beauty industry. Luxury retail industry and/ or with regional exposure will be preferred
  • Be well experienced in about product marketing with industry knowledge is a strong plus
  • Must have strong numerical skills and an analytical and logical mindset to analyze figures and draw conclusions / make strong business recommendations
  • Prior experience in reviewing forecasts and making educated decisions based upon numerical data
  • Good understanding on pricing and comfortable with the in-depth analysis required to review SRPs

 

Personality

  • Be a self-starter and able to work autonomously, driving momentum on projects & proactively planning future strategic activities
  • Strong attention to detail, quality and accuracy imperative
  • Instinctive commercial drive; ability to take ownership of growing sales through product strategies
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to present clear recommendations to multiple levels of management

Additional information

Reports to

Regional Marketing Manager

 

CONTACTS AND RELATIONSHIPS

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Regional Marketing

Market Marketing Teams

Education and VMD

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