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Senior Manager, Merchandising, Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific (BB-3F548)

Found in: Neuvoo HK

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Build, develop and manage best-in-class product strategies, business processes and merchandising organization that lead to the successful and sustainable development of the TH business in the Asia Pacific region.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

  • Develop Asia Pacific merchandise plan by understanding future trends, analyzing current business and collecting feedback from directly operated and distribution countries.

  • In partnership with Global Design & Product Teams, identify potential gaps in the line plan, make recommendations for improving the assortment for the market.

  • Review seasonal assortments (collections) relative to the merchandise and inventory plan by country and ensure they can meet company targets.

  • Responsible for preparing digital showroom and conduct market presentations with line and product direction, style assortments and pricing.

  • Review sell-in and sell-through on a regional and country level. Monitor and analyze sales performance & inventory levels by market.

  • Provide core and seasonal product knowledge support to Retail Operations to drive sales and service, and generate excitement within our retail channels

  • Communicate closely with all channels, Retail, Wholesale, E-commerce, Outlet and other stakeholders to continually understand buying trends, developments amongst competitors, consumer insights, etc.

  • Set up and drive continuous improvement of Merchandising systems and processes (PLM, sales and sell-through analysis; OTB management; sales modeling and forecasting; hindsight studies; style and size analysis; competitive/market intelligence; pricing research) to optimize the business.

  • Lead team members in all cross functions toward business and profitability objectives; monitor progress against objectives and define strategies to correct problems as they arise.

  • Build a high performing team through development of talent; create individual and team goals based on performance metrics; monitor performance and give clear and frequent feedback.

  • INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

    Internal: Regional Merchandising & Design, Planning and Retail Operations

    External: APAC country based merchandising teams, supply chain partners

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Direct: N/A

    Indirect: N/A

    KEY COMPETENCIES:

    CREATIVITY: Must possess high degree of fashion aesthetic; interest in trends, lifestyles, competitors and media. Support introduction of new ideas. Can work within the creative process effectively, and support bring ideas to realization.

    TEAMWORK: Builds good working relationships; collaborates toward deadlines and deliverables. Able to lead and communicate effectively across the team and organization; effectively works at long distances. 

    ORGANIZING: Works according to defined schedules and deadlines; takes direction well and able to work with high accountability; manages own work and tracks progress. Seeks out resources to get things done; able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

    ENVIRONMENT: Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented setting; interface with Global Design and Buyers in local markets.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    Experience :

  • Minimum 10 years all-rounded merchandising experience, with at least 5 years in managerial role in retail industry

  • Working experience in fashion (preferably in a similar position)

  • Education : Bachelor degree preferred

    Skills:

  • Strategic thinking, supportive of Tommy Hilfiger’s long-term business goals

  • Solid understanding of retail buying and the product creation process

  • Strong commercial sense and knowledge of consumer/fashion trends

  • Intense interest in fashion branding / retailing

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Collaborative with ability to work across functions and in concert with region and global counterparts

  • Excellent people and process management skills

  • Able to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

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