Req ID:  2623

Hong Kong, China

Date:  08-Nov-2022

Senior Assistant Manager, Merchandising, Beauty

Job Description


Do you have great commercial plans to optimize sales of our products? If yes, you are what we look for as the Senior Assistant Merchandise Manager. 


You will have full merchandising accountabilities for a segment of business, defined by either a brand or by division.  You will spearhead sales planning, pricing and merchandise assortment to support the overall category/department strategy. You will also partner closely with the Merchandise Manager for vendor management, cost negotiation and product development.


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and communicate sales strategy for a segment of a department business
  • Formulate an assortment strategy that is consistent with overall business strategy
  • Work with the Merchandise Manager to monitor the proper execution of the merchandise strategy at the division and location level
  • Drive and execute the brands’ floor space planning and allocation for all key locations
  • Assist the Merchandise Manager to determine seasonal transition and promotional strategies
  • Monitor sales performance on newly developed products, determine further sales opportunities based on results
  • Select/delete assortments as appropriate
  • Deliver sales, gross margin and turnover goals for assigned business segment

People Development


  • Encourage and support the development of your team; offer honest and constructive feedback to the team to foster individual development
  • Develop and maintain a formal plan for self-development and career advancement

Key Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or above
  • Minimum 1 year’s merchandising experience in a buying office
  • Internationally mobile for career advancement opportunities, likely to San Francisco, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore and other major Asia-Pacific cities
  • Can commit a 3 – 5 years’ career development period with DFS
  • Great interpersonal skills to negotiate with internal & external work partners
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written and be comfortable in making high level presentations
  • 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.