Merchandise Space Planner, Spirits Wine & Tobacco - DFS9112172 in Singapore at DFS

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The SWT Merchandise Space Planner will be responsible for developing and maintaining detailed planograms by store location based on passenger profile by location, SWT strategy and productivity/profitability targets. The Space Planner will partner with the Global & Regional Merchandizing teams, Planning, Store Operations, Replenishment & Allocations and Visual Merchandizing to drive results through effective planograms and merchandize presentation.

Key Responsibilities:
The role and responsibilities of this truly cross-functional position will be focused on, but not limited to:

• Create, execute and update planograms across Spirits, Wine and Tobacco category in close collaboration with Merchandizing team supporting all stores in the Singapore region
• Conduct sku/space productivity/profitability reviews and analysis, quickly identifying trends in business and adjust space needs based on sell through/OOS
• Analyze sales, trends and passenger’s data to develop, recommend and execute category specific space merchandising opportunities to maximize floor productivity
• Work closely with the merchants/planners on range review, sku optimization and rationalization.
• Work closely with operations to maximize density on the floor to drive sales, UPT
• Develop merchandising standards to ensure all planograms and associated materials, including Visual Merchandizing, are commercially focused, relevant for customers and effective for stores
• Improve and fine-tune existing processes so to come to a Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) that will support successful implementation of planograms
• Evolve the merchandising approach over time in line with changing shopper and business needs using trial activity where necessary to verify the approach.
• Work with Merchandizing and Operations to manage new store openings and renovations
• Partner with Merchandizing, Store Operations and Store Design to articulate fixture needs and develop new fixture designs to better utilize space and improve product presentation
• Establish relationships with Store Operations, Replenishment to be a resource for space constraint solutions
• Maintain product data integrity for all items as it relates to planogram process
• Position requires manager to be on the sales floor around 60% of the time and in the office 40% of the time, but, must remain flexible based on needs/demands of the business

Key Requirements:
• Bachelor s degree in Business, Mathematics, or related OR 3 years’ experience in retail management, category management, replenishment
• Retail merchandising and/or Store operations experience a must
• Space Planning and planogram expertise preferred with a fast consumer good category
• Strong business acumen and commercially driven for results
• Ability to absorb sales and financial information and translate into actionable results
• Critical Thinking and Strong Problem-Solving skills
• Ability to make decisions quickly, based upon a combination of analysis, experience, wisdom and judgment
• Effective presentation skills and ability to influence at all levels
• Commitment to building relationship across a cross functional team
• Excellent time management and planning skills, organized with the ability to multitask, exceptional follow up skills and able to meet deadlines
• Able to deal with ambiguity and to think outside the box and provide a continuous flow of new ideas and process improvements.
• Strong interpersonal skills, with a special sensitivity to working in a multi- cultural environment
• Basic level skills in Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, and Microsoft Photo Manager
• Basic level skills with a space planning software, such as Spaceman, Apollo, preferred