Req ID:  5973

Hong Kong, China

Date:  7 Feb 2024

Assistant Buyer, Watches & Jewelry

What you'll be doing?

If you are looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity with exposure to many aspects of travel retail and brand management, then DFS invites you to join as an Assistant Buyer. 


The Assistant Buyer, supports the merchant teams in the execution of the category strategy.  This role supports the planning, development, and analysis of assortments and in-store presentations and also assists the merchant teams in all aspects of the day to day needs of the business.  In addition, the Assistant Buyer plays an active part in improving the overall workflow of the category.   


The Assistant Buyer is a great role for those starting off in their careers and/ or those curious to learn more about retail.  This role provides job training with fundamental basics critical to future progression.


  • Work closely with brand partners and internal teams to support the management of the SKU lifecycle process  
  • Maintenance/tracking 
  • Follow up on execution 
  • Assist in the in-store review process for all brands within portfolio to ensure accurate product representation across brand counters, animations, campaigns, and category management opportunities 
  • Support all pricing-related topics 
  • Conduct relevant market research and analysis to ensure alignment with category strategy 
  • Manage and follow up on execution 
  • Effectively communicate key information and changes with internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner 
  • Support in the analysis of relevant business needs to drive category strategy 
  • Support ad-hoc and category improvement projects 

Ideal Candidate

  • College or university degree (preferred) 
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant retail experience (preferred) 
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint 
  • High level of initiative, able to work independently on multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage time 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Detail oriented with solid analytical competence 
  • Quick learner 

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.