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Merchandise Planning Manager (Product Team)

Country : Area Hong Kong Area Hong Kong


Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Be the key player to drive category range plans in Hong Kong within guidelines set by Greater China (GCA) BUs and Global
Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned categories range within the country RA based on GCA proposal.
  • Work with manager to understand category seasonal strategy / priority.
  • Strong understanding of the Hong Kong market landscape, specific channels and category consumers needs.
  • Develop quarterly category range plan and assortment plan.
  • Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, pricing corridor & segmentation compliance, etc.
  • Identify potential gaps and make recommendations for improving the assortment for the market.
  • Work within E2E calendar timelines & deliverables.
  • Propose Hong Kong prices in local currencies, ensuring pricing harmonization.
  • Suggest and make inputs in volume forecast and define product mix to achieve margin & Net Sales targets and forecast accuracy.
  • Sample feedback and ordering (pre-sell / SMS).
  • Ensure global systems are up to date with country/cluster information, i.e. RMA / DMT.
  • Local article management + SMUs briefs to GCA BUs as needed/approved.
  • Define customer segmentation; Ensure deviations approval on segmentation.
  • Gathering collation of market landscape and competition intelligence (category level) - feedback to GCA Concept to Consumer (CTC).
  • Article selection for AP into store format framework according to BU range segmentation (width only).
  • Mandatory Range guidance and review per segmentation guidelines.
  • Deliver Category AP presentations at key GTM milestones as required.
  • Work with Brand Activation team on seasonal category brand calendar.
  • Prepare & execute key internal meetings such as; Pre-Buy, Final Buy, Monthly Marketing Campaign, Sell Thru etc. based on the aligned deliverables.
  • Support in updating on seasonal category strategic plan, support IBP/ SBP process, review performance and ensure consistent evolution of quality of output.

  • Category NS, Net margin
  • Sell-out
  • Compliance to range segmentation
  • Compliance to price corridor
  • NPS
  • Market share
Key Relationships:

  • Brand Director
  • CTC
  • GCA BU Team
  • Wholesale, OR & eCOM Channel Teams
  • Buying Team
  • MOPS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 5 years of marketing management experience with a recognized top tier brand, with at least 3 years in product management
  • Exposure to other marketing disciplines preferable, e.g. merchandising, brand communication, or sales experience
  • Must have the ability to influence others within an organization
  • Self-initiative and result-oriented
  • Strong analytical & communication skills
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  • Willing and able to travel on a regular basis
Industry: Preferably in retail/apparel/ FMCG/White goods

Exposure: Retail / FMCG / Fashion

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business or Marketing preferred
  • Min. 5 years relevant working experience preferred
  • Fluent in English & Cantonese,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
  • Passion for sports
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