Assistant Merchandise Manager, Fashion - DFS9112339 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Under the direction of the Merchandise Manager. The focus is on communication with vendors and regions, and gaining agreement with the MM in managing assortment grids, promotions and markdowns (with Planning Manager 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 Merchandise Manager 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 Merchandise Manager review.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors for a segment of a category.
• Communicate effectively with Planning Manager, Communication Coordinator and Product Sales Manger 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, Planning Manager and Product Sales Manager.
• 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 DFS Merchandise Systems database. Maintain UPC code, cost and retails in MCS. Generate Inform 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:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Previous merchandising and/or planning experience preferred.
• University Bachelor’s Degree 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.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
• Action Oriented
• Customer Focus
• Decision Quality
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Functional / Technical Skills
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Organizing
• Planning
• Priority Setting
• Problem Solving
• Timely Follow Through
• Presentation Skills