Associate Category Manager, WJA - DFS9112672 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 8/17/2019

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Job Description

Category Associate Manager drives category specific Processes and Projects. He / She is responsible for creating and executing SOPs for Merchandising Operations, Promotion & Marketing, and Planning & Inventory operations. He / She will lead a team of category assistants and work closely with Merchants and Planners to centralize tasks and optimize efficiencies for Watches & Jewelry department.

Key Responsibilities:
Process & Improvement Projects Ÿ Formulate & Implement New Processes that centralize the tasks that are handled by each team and bring efficiencies Ÿ Lead & Partner with multiple stakeholders: Merchant, Planning, Marketing, R&A, Finance, Store operations, Vendors. Ÿ Projects related to Merchandising Operations, Promotion & Marketing, and Planning & Inventory operations between the different stakeholders Merchandising Operations Ÿ Sales Analysis & Reporting Ÿ Pricing Analysis Ÿ Brand Trainings Organization Ÿ Non-selling Materials management (e.g. Uniform, Packaging, GWP, etc) Promotion & Marketing Ÿ Promotion calendar coordination (Exhibition / Staff incentive / Events / lightbox rentals) Ÿ Vendor promotions and funding support Management Ÿ Visual Merchandising consolidation Planning & Inventory Operations Ÿ Sales Analysis & Reporting Ÿ Purchase order, Shipment tracking & coordination Ÿ Reverse Logistics & repair/Defective Management Ÿ Finance Issues on account receivable and account payable Communications & Relationship Building Ÿ Build effective communication & relationships with Merchant, Planning, Marketing, Replenishment & Allocations, Finance, Store operations, Vendors Ÿ Lead and help the assistants to organize, prioritize and achieve tasks on a timely manner, and facilitate their communications with key stakeholders

Key Requirements:
Core Competencies Ÿ Business Acumen Ÿ Process Mindset Ÿ Attention to detail Ÿ Communication Skills Ÿ Analytical Skills Ÿ Organizational Agility Ÿ Ability to Influence Ÿ Managerial Courage Ÿ Problem Solving Skills Ÿ Change Agent Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Ÿ University Bachelor’s Degree preferred Ÿ Previous retail operation, merchandising and/or planning experience preferred. Ÿ Leadership experience developing, managing and influencing people required. Ÿ Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Ÿ Excellent written and verbal communication skills to a variety of organizational levels. Ÿ Good at problem solving abilities and handling multiple priorities.