PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION :
Execute category range plans within Country / Cluster (China) APAC BU.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Validation of local category range within the country RA based on the Asia-Pacific proposal for relevant category(s).
Work with relevant BU to understand category seasonal strategy / priority / insight
Keen understanding of the Country / Cluster market landscape and specific category consumer for defined scope.
Handover category range plan to CtC Assortment Planning Team for relevant category(s).
Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, pricing corridor & segmentation compliance, etc.
Work within E2E calendar timelines & deliverables :
Set country / cluster prices in local currencies, ensuring pricing harmonization
Set volume forecast and define product mix to achieve margin & Net Sales targets and forecast accuracy
Sample set needs feedback and sample 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 APAC as needed / approved
Define customer segmentation ; Ensure deviations approval on segmentation
Collation of market landscape and competition intelligence (category level) - feedback to APAC CtC.
Article selection / validation for AP into store format framework according to BU range segmentation (width only)
Mandatory Range guidance and review per segmentation guidelines
Receive, Represent & deliver Category presentations at VHO Download, Business Review, Quarterly Range Handover, BMW, KA Pre-lines, Trade Meeting
Work with Brand Comms / Activation teams on seasonal category brand calendar
Prepare & Execute Commercial meeting, Pre Buy, Final Buy, etc based on the aligned deliverables(TBD)
Deliver update on 2020 category strategic plan, Support IBP / SBP process, review performance and ensure consistent evolution of quality of output.
Category NS, Net margin (country)
Sell-out (country), Category Comp growth
Compliance to range guidance & segmentation
Compliance to price corridor
KEY RELATIONSHIPS :
Country / Cluster CTC RA Team
Country / Cluster CtC Assortment Planning Team
Channel A.P, Channel Sales Team
APAC CtC Team
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
At least 8-10 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. Result-oriented; Strong numerical / Analytical skills;
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 :
Degree in Business / Marketing Management preferred.
Outlook : Intermediate
Word : Advanced
Excel : Advanced
Powerpoint : Advanced
Local Language : Fluent