Merchandising Assistant - DFS9112363 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Merchandising Assistant is responsible for executing multiples tasks that will support Merchants and Planners from all Product Groups in optimizing use of the system and ensuring data consistency. Main tasks are related to SKU & Purchase Orders creation / maintenance and Price changes in PIM, SAP, and DFS Merchandising System. Additional tasks will also relate to Vendor Support Terms, Reverse Logistics, Reporting and Defective Items processing. The Merchandising Assistant is also responsible for assisting both Merchandising Services Manager and Director to lead the standardization and industrialization of some merchandising processes and tools.

Key Responsibilities:
Merchandising & Planning
• Consolidate and upload product information into system from DFS standardized templates as communicated by the Merchants
• Follow up with Vendors for missing product information, as needed
• Execute SKU creation as communicated by the Merchants, ensuring all required information is complete
• Execute SKU maintenance as communicated by the Merchandising group
• Execute vendor Purchase Order creation and maintenance as communicated by the Planners
• Reconcile brand’s order confirmation with DFS orders
• Tracking purchase orders status
• Execute Price Changes as communicated by the Merchandising group
• Execute and follow up on VST document creation as communicated by the Merchants
• Execute and follow up on reverse logistics document creation as communicated by the Planners
• Communicate with internal and external Partners to resolve issues related to product data, purchase orders and vendor support
• Communicate price change information to internal Partners
• SACOMM management Data Governance & Reporting
• Liaise with Data Stewards from Merchandise Systems team to execute quality checks and maintain data governance
• Perform penny retail reports and communicate missing information to the merchants
• Produce standardized reports for internal Partners
• Extracting master data to perform data quality check & management
• Offer solution to improve effectiveness and efficiency, and meet KPI’s Other
• Manage Defective process with stores, vendors and merchants
• Ordering and tracking of Non-Sell expenses (packaging, uniforms, GWP, etc.)
• Coordinate with Merchants and Store Operations for vendor trainings
• Manage VAMS system with Marketing
• Support ad-hoc projects as assigned

Key Requirements:

• College or University Degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
• Previous merchandising and/or planning and/or Shared Services Center Preferred. Candidates with less experience will be considered as Temp.
• Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent at problem solving and handling multiple priorities
• Very detail-oriented, with a high level of accuracy and the ability to detect inconsistencies in data
• Action Oriented
• Customer Focus (internal customer)
• Decision Quality
• Functional / Technical Skills
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Organizing
• Priority Setting
• Problem Solving
• Able to work flexible hours and shifts, including weekends, nights and holidays as required by the needs of the business
• Commitment of 3 – 5 years career development with DFS