Req ID:  4307

Hong Kong, China

Date:  13 Nov 2023

Assistant Buyer/ Planner

Job Description: 

DFS Global Merchandising Function offers accelerated career development for young talent committed to grow in retail. 


Join as an Assistant Buyer/ Planner, you will take on real-world challenges immediately. After 6 months in role, you will start the next level exposure. Following an 18-to-24-month development plan, you will unlock the opportunity to move to the next level. By providing on-the-job learning, mentorship guidance and different challenges, you will be able to unleash your potential and gain career progression in Global Merchandising Function.


The Assistant Buyer/ Planner is responsible for supporting the merchant/ planning teams in the development and execution of the category/planning strategy. This role supports the planning, development, and analysis of assortments/ promotion & pricing and in-store presentations and also assists the team in their daily business. In addition, the Assistant Buyer/ Planner plays an active part in improving the overall work flow of the category.



  • Management of SKU create and assortment maintenance process
    • Maintenance/tracking
    • Follow up on execution
    • Coordination with brand partners & other internal transversal partners
  • Support in all pricing-related topics
    • Creation of Price Changes 
    • Conduct relevant market research
    • Analyze proposed price changes to ensure alignment with category strategy
    • Follow-up on execution
  • Support animation and marketing Initiatives
    • Ensure operational flow
    • Follow-up with brand partners
  • Support in the analysis of relevant business needs to drive category strategy



  • Management of Purchase Orders
    • Maintenance/Tracking
    • Coordination with brand partners & DFS logistic team
  • Support in all pricing-related topics, particularly for our monthly promotional activities
    • Creation of Price Changes & Promotions in system
    • Follow-up on execution
  • Support Revenue Management with Vendor Support agreements
    • Creation
    • Tracking
    • Follow-up with brand partners
  • Maintenance of relevant category reports
  • Management of return logistics and other merchandising topics with brand partners



  • College or university degree preferred 
  • Previous merchandising and/or planning experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent at problem solving and handling multiple priorities
  • Detail-oriented and analytical
  • Action oriented and resourceful

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.