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Reference Code:  16599

Assistant Merchandising Manager

Shanghai, 31, CN

Permanent
  
  

Cartier, l'artisan des passions.

REPORTING TO   Merchandising Manager – Jewellery & Accessories
LOCATION    Shanghai, China

 

MAIN PURPOSE

The purpose of the position is to be in charge of the Merchandising and procurement for Cartier Jewellery related activities. S/he helps to define the supply strategy to ensure optimum stock to meet customers’ needs whilst stock objectives are maintained.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Key responsibility 1 – Assortment & Stock Planning

• Implement assortment strategies according to sales turnover/forecast, and competition.  Ensure stock coherence to present Brand image. Review assortment at least twice a year and be proactive to suggest revision at any time if sales trend justifies it.
• Formulate Stock Objectives to support sales; Monitor stock rotation and discontinued stock levels. 
• Collaborate with Product Marketing for the regular forecast review and come up with the comments from the view of Merchandising in order to well anticipate the market trend and stock demand.
• Plan and prepare the stock for new openings and anticipate the use of stock from closures.
• Manage stock for Event & Photo-shooting - co-ordinate with relevant departments to ensure smooth operation and on-time delivery.

 

  • Key responsibility 2 – Supply Chain Management

• Monitor assortment fulfilment, anticipate potential shortages, and to communicate appropriately to concerned parties, to discuss prioritization or extra allocations with HQ.
• Monitor lead-time evolution between Switzerland and China. Work with related parties to optimize lead-time as much as possible. Track inbound shipments in close relationship with Logistics counterparts.
• Be responsible for the set-up parameters of the stock policy negotiated with HQ to ensure good replenishment at all times. Anticipate sales peak season by requesting extra stock policy to HQ early enough for stock to arrive ahead of time.
• Manage and proceed the TIB importation/renewal/exportation for High-end Jewellery with the close collaborations among local Logistics, HJ team and HQ counterparts to ensure the smooth operations and on-time delivery.

 

  • Key responsibility 3 – Order Management

• Evaluate DRP orders vs. stock & sales forecast monthly.  Rectify any discrepancies to ensure replenishment plan in line with needs.
• Assess Diamond order allocation from HQ.  Evaluate the needs at 4C level and counter propose the carat mix to be in line with the sales trend and competition.
• Manage end-customer enquiries and firm orders to reach customer on time.
• Handling “Set for You” orders to reach boutiques within the due date and system administrative management.

 

  • Key responsibility 4 – Product Data Maintenance/Compliance

• Responsible for product data maintenance in relevant systems according to the group compliance rules.
• Maintain and adjust the MDS in system to ensure proper order generation and stock replenishment for Internal & External boutiques.

 

  • Key responsibility 5 – Lead optimization projects

• Lead ad-hoc projects assigned by line manager.
• Be a driving force for the project with good team spirit, relevant proposals, optimization mind-set and on-time action execution.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Above 5 years of solid experience in Merchandising, Demand Planning or related functions with handling of a wide SKU base and network in retail industry, luxury field is a plus.
  • Strong analytical & numerical skills with commercial awareness.
  • Good sense of problem solving and work independently within a team.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, detail oriented, positive attitude, ability to prioritize the tasks and able to work under pressure.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Mandarin; Computer literacy and excellent in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • SAP, BI reporting tool knowledge; Big data & usage of statistical tool such as R/Python are highly appreciated
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with cross-functions