Req ID:  3910

Hong Kong, China

Date:  3 Jun 2023

Associate Manager, Replenishment & Allocation

Job Description

The Associate Manager, Replenishment & Allocation (R&A) is responsible for all aspects of live inventory flow from the global warehouses to the stores for multiple categories of product and will be the principle contact for the Divisions to drive replenishment initiatives and address any concerns. The R&A Associate Manager will build strong relationships with Global Merchant & Planning and Division Leadership teams.

Inventory Management

  • Taking full ownership of a portfolio by establishing and maintaining replenishment & allocation plan by understanding location parameters inclusive of seasonality, holiday peaks, promotions, regulatory requirements, and warehouse to store lead-times, custom closures and store inventory holding capacity
  • Develop replenishment strategy for the broader pillar he/she belongs to in partnership with R&A, Global Merchandising and Division leadership teams to ensure financial targets are being met and executed according to the business plan
  • Provide clear direction and guidance to team on replenishment parameter settings to achieve inventory targets and meet KPIs (In stock%, WOC, % to PS / OUTL)
  • Proactively identify risks and opportunities and communicate solutions to mitigate risks

Division and Global Merchandising Partner Relations

  • Develop and maintain effective working partnership with divisions, particularly GMs, AGMs
  • Drive decision-making and problem solving on inventory issues on floor; partnering with DIV & Global Merchandising 


  • Participate and take lead on cross functional projects such as new openings/closings, digital rollouts, etc 
  • Lead Division calls and be the voice of DIV to Global Merchandising partners
  • Actively drive R&A vision to the broader R&A team 

Team Development

  • Lead small team with direct reports and develop team to next level


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree of above
  • Minimum 4-5 years in experience in retail, planning and inventory management, in a FMCG or other related fields
  • Analytical mindset / skills and business acumen
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing a team
  • Ability to work independently, while also demonstrating interpersonal skills 
  • Able to work in fast paced environment 
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English

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.