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Merchandising Manager

WS-MM Nov 27, 2017
job description

Buying

  • Formulate appropriate buying strategy and buying plan for each season in order to ensure the best brands and merchandise mix are best suitable for the customer profile in proper locations, to achieve Company / Brand vision and to maximize sales and profit for the Company
  • Proactively explore some new and key international designers whose products are attractive to our own market
  • Execute pre-season and main-season purchases within approved OTB plans
  • Negotiate the most favorable terms of contract such as prices, terms of payment and delivery schedule in order to obtain the highest profit margin within budgeted forecasts
  • Build and maintain a strong vendor network for brand development

Pricing and stocks

  • Responsible for managing of profit and loss, determine pricing and markup strategies to meet sell-through, markup and gross profit objectives
  • Monitor sell-through and make relevant suggestions on stock movement including allocation, replenishment and consolidation
  • Keep abreast of competitor activity, customer trends and buying patterns and recommends changes to policy where relevant

Others

  • Conduct fashion trend seminar each season and prepare training materials to frontline staff
  • Work closely with internal and external parties for implementing new projects / developments / promotion activities
  • Other ad-hoc projects as assigned
job requirement
  • Degree or above, related in Fashion / Clothing / Merchandising disciplines is an advantage
  • Minimum 7 years buying experience in luxury fashion brands or retail chain for both RTW and Accessories
  • Experience in Menswear buying for multi-brand store or in China Luxury Retail is an advantage.
  • Excellent skill in MS word, Excel, PowerPoint & Chinese Word Processing
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English and Chinese (including Mandarin)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Frequent travels are required
  • Candidate with less experience will be considered as Assistant Merchandising Manager
contact

We offer competitive package and career development. Interested parties, please apply with full resume, present and expectedsalary to hr1@swank.com.hk and quote this reference: WS-MM in the e-mail subject. 

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and used exclusively for recruitment purposes. The company will retain the applications for a maximum period of 6 months.

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