Req ID:  2673

Hong Kong, China

Date:  12-Mar-2023

Assistant, Master Data Management

Job Description


The Category Assistant supports the organization by executing multiple tasks to ensure data consistency and seamless product flow.  The key objective is to ensure product Master Data compliance and integrity across the core Merchandising systems (PIM, SAP, DMS, INSIGHT).  The main tasks are related to supporting the organization on Item Creation & Maintenance, Purchase Orders and Price changes, within communicated Service Level Agreements and fulfill Supply Chain and Regulatory requirements.

The Category Assistant is also responsible for assisting both the Manager / Director in upholding processes to support data quality and governance.


Master Data Governance


  • Review all Master Data to ensure compliance with company standards, upon registering products in DFS
  • Liaise with Vendor for product Master Data collection, ensuring data quality is compliant with company standards
  • Liaise with DFS Merchandising for product Master Data attributes, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company standards
  • Onboard data into PIM and perform quality checks to register Products in DFS and create Article codes
  • Enrich and/or maintain Master Data in PIM, as communicated by the Merchandising group or Vendor


Listing & Pricing


  • Execute Article listing & delisting by location in SAP, as communicated by the Merchandising group
  • Execute Cost & Retail Price changes in SAP, as communicated by the Merchandising group
  • Execute Promotion Price changes in SAP, as communicated by the Merchandising group
  • Communicate Price change details to internal Partners for implementation
  • Handle Purchase Price Discrepancies (in partnership with Finance team)


Purchase Orders


  • Create DFS Purchase Orders in DFS Merchandise System, as communicated by the Merchandising group
  • Confirm successful transmission of DFS Purchase Order to external Partners




  • Master Data & Retail Price Governance reporting to the Organization
  • Communicate with internal and external Partners to resolve issues related to product data, price discrepancies, and purchase orders
  • Support ad-hoc projects as assigned by MMDM Manager or Director
  • Offer solution to improve effectiveness and efficiency, and meet KPI’s

Key Requirements


  • College or University Degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Previous master data, merchandising and/or planning and/or Shared Services Center Preferred. Candidates with less experience will be considered as Temp
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP system desirable
  • Excellent at problem solving and handling multiple priorities
  • Very detail-oriented, with a high level of accuracy and the ability to detect inconsistencies in data
  • Strong communication skills

DFS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy and practice to employ, promote and treat all employees and applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency and to provide all employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. Employment decisions are based on qualifications such as education, work experience and talent, and are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis protected by law.