Category Assistant, BMO - DFS91121271 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 11/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Category Assistant is supporting our Merchandising and Planning teams in their daily business and takes part in projects to improve how to category works together. He/She will work in one of our brand teams and will support the management of Promotions & Margins, as well as Orders & Inventory.

Key Responsibilities:
Category Facilitation
• Co-ordinate and handle operational activities/monthly promotions of assigned brands
• Review brand performance and sales optimization discussion with assigned brands
• Maintain and regularly update regional VM package to enhance promotional efficiency
• Participate in renovation swing plan& new store pre-post opening co-ordination
• Discuss and guide brand to best maximize promotional plan sales through effective implementation of GWP and SPIFF schemes
• Attend store visits/co-ordinate store/brand/new launch feedback
• Resolve & facilitate AR & brands on pending payments with supporting documents
• Leading projects assigned specific to driving category sales & marketing support Administrative Support
• In-put and update details on brand promotion plan (BPP) VST administration work - billings on promoters, incentives and visual assists
• In-put spiff mechanics to SA Com system
• Chargeback on region markdown/testers write off
• Arrange RTV and inventory rebalance
• Weekly inventory report /raise MO to stores
• Update promoters’ summary record maintenance
• Arrange GWP/Discuss GWP promotion mechanics
• Liaise with warehouse on OST on GWP/Testers
• Review testers/GWP usages & re-balance
• Liaise with brands on counter maintenance Communication
• Maintain frequent communication with •Store Ops, R&A & Warehouse on inventory movements •VM & Division marketing on promotion set-up & co-ordination •Assigned brand vendors on brands promotion Regional Initiatives Execution
• Loyal T
• Re-pricing
• Major Regional Events – i.e. CNY/First Class Beauty /Golden Week/Big Bang Activations/ Global Marketing Event/KOL/Bespoke Event/Christmas Activations Other Job Functions or Accountabilities
• Effective communication both oral and written
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet established deadlines
• Strong computer skill in Microsoft Excel, V-Look-up, Pivot Table, simple data programing, PowerPoint presentation
• Able to conduct stand-up presentation on business to internal and external parties
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Must have strong interpersonal skills and a team player
• Good problem solving skills

Key Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job
• Over 5 years of retail operations or merchandising experience
• Possess experience with merchandising capacity
• Buying and inventory management experience
• PC experience with Microsoft office software such as Excel, Word and Outlook preferred