Req ID:  6397

Hong Kong, China

Date:  3 Jul 2024

Assistant Planner - Commodities

What you'll be doing?


As an Assistant Planner, you will be a pivotal member of our Merchandising and Planning teams, actively contributing to the enhancement of operational efficiency and category collaboration.


Your role will involve:

  • Spearheading initiatives to streamline processes and implement innovative solutions.

  • Collaborating with brand teams to manage promotions, margins, orders, and inventory effectively.

  • Utilizing Microsoft Power Automate to optimize workflows and improve data management.




Process Improvement & Innovation:

  • Drive continuous process improvements, leveraging Microsoft Power Automate for workflow automation.

  • Participate in projects aimed at enhancing category performance and cross-functional collaboration.

  • Implement open-minded approaches to problem-solving, fostering a culture of innovation and efficiency.

Operational Excellence:

  • Oversee the management of purchase orders, ensuring accuracy and timely execution.

  • Coordinate with brand partners and the DFS logistics team to maintain seamless operations.

  • Support pricing strategies, particularly for monthly promotional activities, through meticulous planning and system updates.

  • Facilitate vendor support agreements from creation to execution, maintaining strong relationships with brand partners.


Data & Analytics:

  • Maintain and analyze category reports to inform strategic decisions.

  • Manage return logistics and address merchandising challenges with data-driven insights.

Ad-Hoc & Improvement Projects:

  • Contribute to ad-hoc tasks and projects with a proactive and solution-oriented mindset.

Ideal Candidate


  • Holds a university degree in a related field.

  • Brings previous experience in merchandising and/or planning (preferred).

  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Power Automate.

  • Exhibits strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Is detail-oriented, analytical, and action-driven.

  • Maintains a customer-focused attitude and excels in interpersonal communication.

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.