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Associate Manager, Replenishment & Allocation - DFS9112453 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

The Replenishment & Allocation (R&A) Associate Manager is responsible for all aspects of live inventory flow from the global warehouses to the stores for a specific category(s) of product. The R&A Associate Manager will be the secondary point contact for the Divisions on replenishment initiatives and concerns, and will ensure appropriate inventory levels by store to maximize sales. The R&A Associate Manager will build strong relationships with Corporate Merchant and Planning teams, Division OCD, Warehouse and Store teams. The R&A Associate Manager will act in place of the R&A Manager when there are meeting or out of the office conflicts.

Key Responsibilities:
Financial
• Deliver category sales, gross margin and turnover performance to plan.
• Identify and evaluate sales opportunities at the store level.
• Work closely with R&A Manager, Merchant, Planning and Store management teams to achieve financial plans. Inventory Management within DFS Network
• Establish and maintain replenishment strategy for key item, key brad/class, and key location focus.
• Monitor and forecast inventory levels at the location and store level.
• Establish and maintain replenishment and allocation plan by understanding location parameters inclusive of: seasonality, holiday peaks, promotions, regulatory requirements, and warehouse to store lead-times, custom closures and store inventory holding capacity.
• Lead an R&A team to execute inventory investment by store based on model stock and trends to achieve optimal sales, profit and inventory performance.
• Partner with Planning Directors to ensure markdown strategy is properly executed in store.
• Ensure all inventory targets are met, including turnover, currency and style/SKU counts. Supply Chain
• Critically review and manage replenishment parameters at a store level which includes Lead-times, Order Cycles, Service Levels, shipping schedules and Mode of Transportation.
• Responsible for Supply Chain Management and the System Management that goes with it.
• Manage all UAT testing for their Manager’s group. Division Partner Relations
• Develop and maintain effective working partnership with divisions, particularly GMs, AGMs, OCD and Warehouse Directors.
• Drive decision-making and problem solving on inventory issues at the warehouse and store level.
• Conduct and facilitate regular calls with the division teams.
• Responsible for the monthly on-boarding training of all new hires below the Manager level.
• Ensure efficiency, effectiveness and improvements of merchandising work processes.   People Development
• Identify, recruit, and develop their R&A team.
• Encourage and support the development of our talented people. Offer honest and constructive feedback to direct reports and business partners, fostering individual and group development.
• Continuously stretch the team to perform at higher level, keeping each team member focused on the business strategy, plan and opportunities.

Key Requirements:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Minimum of 4 years of corporate inventory management experience with geographically dispersed selling
• locations.
• Bachelor’s university degree, or equivalent.
• International mobility.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to a variety of organizational levels.
• Good at problem solving abilities and handling multiple priorities. COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Business Acumen
• Customer Focus
• Problem Solving
• Process Management
• Drive For Results
• Developing Direct Reports
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Managerial Courage
• Managing and Measuring Work
• Motivating Others
• Priority Setting
• Written Communications
• Working Conditions / Environment
• Able to work flexible hours and shifts, including weekends, nights and holidays as required by the needs of the business
• Commitment of 3 – 5 years career development with DFS
• Internationally mobile for career advancement opportunities, to San Francisco, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore and other major Asia-Pacific cities.