Job Description

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

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