Merchandise Manager - DFS525134 in Krong Siem Reap at DFS

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

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Job Description

This position is responsible for developing and managing the category / department strategy, assortment plans, vendor relations, private and exclusive product development, retail price management, seasonal merchandise plans, promotional planning and achievement of the financial objectives. Implementation responsibility is shared with Planning Manager, Communication Coordinator and Product Sales Managers.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develops and communicates an inspired vision and strategy for merchandise departments
• Leads the merchandise team in formulating an assortment strategy that is consistent with overall business strategy
• Defines and leads the development and execution of the key business drivers (key brands, items and stores)
• Develops brand exclusives, promotional and sampling strategies
• Manages the proper execution of the merchandise strategy at the division and location level; takes appropriate action when necessary
• Drives and executes the brands’ floor space planning and allocation for all key locations
• Works closely with the team partners specifically Planning Manager, Product Sales Managers and Distributor to ensure they are aligned with the merchandise strategy and executing appropriately
• Monitors performance on newly developed products, determines further opportunities based on results
• Delivers category sales, gross margin and turnover performance to plan
• Encourages and supports the development of our talented people
• Manages the overall performance of all team members developing and recognizing the top talent and addressing the performance of team members with developmental areas
• Maximizes key brands value proposition for our customers by working closely with brands and communicating strategic customer needs
• Develops and maintains effective working partnership with divisions particularly Product Sales Managers and Distributors, while ensuring divisions execute category strategy appropriately
• Drives decision-making and problem solving on at the merchandise issues at the division and location level

Key Requirements:
• University Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Minimum of 5 years merchandising experience at buyer-level or equivalent required
• International mobility, for career advancement opportunities, to Hong Kong and other major Asia-Pacific cities
• Able to travel up to 12 weeks per year
• Luxury market experience preferred
• International business experience preferred
• Financial and analytical merchandising with a background in buying and/or planning preferred
• Leadership experience developing, managing and influencing people required
• Negotiation experience required