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Req ID:  726
Location: 

Hong Kong, China

Date:  04-May-2022

Senior Assistant Manager, Planning, Watch & Jewelry

Job Description

We are seeking a self-motived Assistant Planning Manager to join our well-established team. With guidance from the Planning Manager, you will quantify the Merchandise Strategy for a segment of the business through development of the seasonal and Brand/Class location sales plans. You will work on stock forecast, ordering and allocation to maximize inventory productivity and gross margin. You will be pipelined as the Associate Planning Manager in your career ladder.

Open-To-Buy & Inventory Management

  • Ensure monthly accurate and timely completion of segment Open-To-Buy (OTB) 
  • Provide ongoing feedback and information to team members on sales results, competitive practices, vendor issues, and other specific information which could impact business performance
  • Identify and evaluate sales and gross margin opportunities 
  • Monitor and forecast segment inventory levels 
  • Establish and maintain supply chain pipeline by determining order quantities and placing orders with suppliers
  • Buy merchandise for the divisions base on assortment plan, model stock and market trends to achieve optimal sales, profit and inventory performance
  • Identify slow and best sellers in inventory;  respond to merchandise performance to maximize sales and minimize risks
  • Ensures all inventory targets are met, including turnover, currency and style/SKU counts

People Development

  • Encourage and support the development of talents; offer honest and constructive feedback to direct reports and business partners to foster people development
  • Focus on self-development to prepare for promotion to Associate Planning Manager 

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a merchandising or planning function, with financial and analytical exposure
  • Experience in the luxury market and international business preferred
  • Negotiation experience required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to deliver high-level presentations
  • Fluent in both spoken and written 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.