Senior Assistant Regional Merchandise Manager - DFS9112331 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This role covers the exciting and very prominent Beauty category in our business. It is an Auckland based role but is responsible for New Zealand and Australia so some travel is involved!

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Development and Execution

• Assist Stores Operations with development and implementation of division and beauty strategies
• Build close communication with management and communicate location-specific strategies, opportunities and competitive information to all location team
• Develop and maintain close relationships with Beauty Vendors
• Prepare sales and purchase forecasts
• Maximise brand impact at Store level
• Identify opportunities for divisional in-store events
Maximising Brand - Impact at Store level

• Implementing worldwide and division specific promotions and evaluating the results
• Monitor stock on hand
• Manage floor space and productivity
• Assist store with visual concepts and signage

• Analysis of monthly reports
• Planning vendor visits
• Assist and support distributor and warehouse teams

• Delivers sales, gross margin and turnover goals for assigned business segment.
• Works closely with the MM, planning, stores operations, warehouse, and distribution partners to develop and manage financial plans for the business segment.

People Development
• Encourages and supports the development of our talented people. Offers honest and constructive feedback to team members fostering individual development.
• Develops and maintains a formal plan for self-development and career advancement.

Brand Management
• Identifies and develops emerging brands for the core customers.
• Promotes a “win-win” approach with all key brand partners.
• Maximizes key brands value proposition for our customers by working closely with brands and communicating strategic customer needs.
• Develops assortment strategy for products that are exclusive to DFS or have limited distribution.
• Drives decision-making and problem solving on brand partner issues.

Key Requirements:

• Degree holder or relevant discipline
• 5 years retail operations/merchandising experience
• Proven experience with merchandising and financial accountability
• Proven experience in buying and inventory management
• Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
• Exceptional analytical skills
• Strong relationship builder
• Needs to be robust person, high energy levels, positive, professional demeanor
• Excellent analytical skills
• The ability to deal and communicate with people at all levels of the organisation
• High level of organizational skills

• Business Acumen
• Customer Focus
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Problem solving
• Decision quality
• Presentation Skills