Senior Category Merchandising Manager, APAC(Lifestyle Footwear)

Location Central and Western District
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Kimmie Chan
Email email Kimmie
Reference AHDV-776182_1611024122

Our client is a global lifestyle designer footwear company, and they are seeking a high caliber Regional Senor Merchandising Manager to join their regional team in Hong Kong.

Reporting into the Regional Head of Merchandising, the incumbent will be responsible for,

  • Integrating consumer research and insights into merchandising and product category plan for the Asia Pacific region
  • Creating compelling targeted consumer-centric briefs and product ranges, with a sound and strategic regional minded merchandising architecture for the Asia Pacific region
  • Creating best-in-class product assortment and effectively managing the product lifecycle management and product roadmap
  • Monitoring in-season global performance, new product introductions and carryover lines to articulate actionable strategies
  • Building product range plans and delivering products that drives better efficiency, margin and sustainable EBITDA growth
  • Conducting extensive market and competitive research on retail landscape and interpreting market trends and competitive insights at the Regional and Country levels
  • Building detailed product presentations and briefs to be presented to respective Global and Regional teams
  • Tracking and maintaining data and conducting accurate and concurrent category and conduct analysis
  • Be the key contact point for the selected category with internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing product offering and assortment strategy and supporting country merchandising teams with product specifications

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor degree holder
  • 8-12 years' experience in lifestyle or sports retail category management and merchandising, of which at least 4 years footwear merchandising focus
  • Passionate in Footwear merchandising, category management and/or product development
  • Strategic yet very hands-on, and able to work with limited time and resources
  • Knowledge of the product critical path from concept, design, and development to the GTM process
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to influence without direct authority
  • Proven ability to conducting quantitative and qualitative researches and analysis related to product, classifications, market/competitors, consumers, and channels of distribution
  • Excellent presentation presenting skills and comfortable in public speaking
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical and strategic problem solving skills
  • Advance business level in Excel and data analytics
  • Natively fluent in English, Chinese is a plus

Interested individuals can click apply now and send updated resume (in WORD format) to Kimmie Chan for further information.

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