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Merchandising Associate - DFS5211228 in Singapore at DFS

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Support the Divisional Merchandising Manager (DMM) and Assistant Divisional Merchandising Manager (ADMM) in performance analysis and effective management of specified product categories, with focus on gross margin, sales, inventory, assortment mix, sales mix and spending in order to drive profits in line with agreed financial parameters and category strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Strategy Development and Execution
• Support DMM and ADMM in execution of division and category strategy
• Assist DMM and ADMM in reporting and react to change strategy pro-actively
• Support DMM and ADMM in running competitive strategy, including assortments, promotions, pricing, seasonal conversion etc
• Manage floor space and productivity
• Follow through with distributors/planners on assigning brand profiles and presentation stock
• Assists in execution of visual presentation standards required by brand/class
• Maintain promotional execution
• Monitor progress of key item/key brands targets by location 2. Productive Space/Inventory Management
• Monitor space productivity and communicate changes to the product/planning Merchants when necessary
• Monitor inventory productivity and communicate changes when necessary to planning merchant
• Assists in implementation of aged and D-sku action plans
• Effect markdowns as directed by Planning merchant
• Monitor inventory delivery with warehouse and customs 3. Communication
• Maintaining of frequent communication with : - each department of the respective category within the division - respective corporate planning and merchandising Team(s) 4. Others
• Support ADMMs according to their respective Divisions.
• Responsible for creation and maintaining skus, Pos and vendor records/data bases in MCS and related
• Execute DSMM/team's plan and instructions in an effective manner
• Assists in shop/warehouse visits
• Prepare and update statistical data for monthly report, annual budgets, quarterly forecast, seasonal planning and for DMM and ADMM analysis
• Conduct market survey on a timely basis
• Follow-up with vendor and team on merchandising matters under DMM and ADMM’s guidance
• Coordinate with respective departments on vendor initiated staff training.
• Assist DMM and ADMM in the write-offs of damaged goods
• Coordinate for reports and RTV of defective merchandise
• Follow up on shipments with DFS SIN / Shipping / Warehouse
• Handle all other administrative work, e.g. filing, typing, photocopying, faxing etc.
• Coordinate with vendors, store and warehouse on testers management
• Coordinate with vendors, store and visual merchandising on promotion setup
• Work with vendors and store to execute GWP promotion
• Work with vendors, store and visual merchandising for any visual change (requisition of visuals, size & dimensions)

Key Requirements:
*Minimum Diploma with at least three years’ relevant experience •Proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel