Assistant Merchandise Manager, Beauty - DFS9112924 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Merchandise Manager, the Assistant Merchandise Manager manages one segment of a Merchandise Manager’s total responsibility. The focus is on communication with vendors and regions, and gaining agreement with the MM in managing assortment grids, promotions and markdowns (with Planner concurrence).

Key Responsibilities:

• Develops budgets and/or sales targets, promotions and assortment plans for one segment of a category.
• Format, analyze and review data for budget and vendor meetings, and recommend actions steps to the MM and Planner.
• Build economic models for projects, including GM$ per square foot for departments and brands.
• Review exception reports and recommend action, including IMU management and best seller/fast seller management; reports weekly for MM review.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors for a segment of a category.
• Communicate effectively with Planners, DMM to ensure buy-in and consensus from all team members on decisions affecting the team.
• Develop smooth operational flow of all office functions with vendors, planner, DMM.
• Report results against objectives for one segment of a category and recommend action plans to Merchandise Manager.
• Communicate and monitor sales promotions, product knowledge and special events/store training.
• Communicate standards of visual presentation and work with Sales Promotion to develop promotional collateral for in store marketing of key product drivers in assortment strategy.
• Maintain vendor information in Merchant Common System database. Maintain UPC code, cost and retails in MCS. Generate DFactS reports and manipulate them on Excel as required.
• Compile statistical data using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint for Monthly report needs, strategy books and any other presentations throughout the year.
• Perform other functions as necessary.

Key Requirements:

• Degree holder from an accredited University (Bachelor required, Master preferred)
• Previous merchandising and/or planning experience preferred
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to a variety of organizational levels
• Good at problem solving abilities and handling multiple priorities