Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations.
Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories : the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear.
With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods.
Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style.
With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts.
The Operations Director is accountable for the merchandising and supply chain functions of the maison. The position holder will perform sales estimation and analysis for the market of HK & Macau and plan, develop, execute the merchandising and allocation strategies for all product categories in retail, wholesale and travel retail operations.
The Operations Director is based in Hong Kong and reports to the Managing Director of the market.
Collaborate and negotiate with headquarter on planning, controlling and executing each year’s budget, merchandising strategy and product mix selection in order to achieve the business objectives
Establish balanced product assortment that will drive sales while supporting the maison’s vision
Perform pricing activities for all categories of our products, includes limited edition items
Keep abreast of competitors’ activities, consumer trends and buying pattern and recommend change to policy where relevant
Provide feedback on product performance and quality issues of products to HQ
Analyze sales forecast and relevant analytical reports, followed by proposed action plans for the markets
Drive and execute the strategic initiatives, policies and process in alignment with the company business goals and holding responsibilities for logistics P&L to prioritize and optimize overall resources and spending
Liaise with HQ for the delivery schedule to ensure products deliver in a timely manner
Ensure inventory is available and sufficient while inventory level is within budget and optimal in each product category
Manage the vendor on warehouse and products delivery management
Lead the team to provide order processing, stock inquiry, price verification, product information, defective products handling and product & logistics related services to related parties
Communicate with HQ on the request and allocation of limited edition products to customers
Partner with different departments on novelties ordering and distribution
Work closely with Retail Operations, Wholesales and Travel Retail team for general order enquiries, stock replenishment, boutique transfers and promotional activities / events
Work closely with HR on consignment products arrangement
Support the implementation on SAP system
Partner with Wholesales team to organise different special staff sales activities
Perform other ad-hoc projects as assigned
Degree in merchandising, logistics, supply chain or any other relevant discipline
Strong retail background with a minimum of 10 years’ in retail chain operations with supervisory experience
Business acumen and sensitive to figures
Strong analytical skills, details oriented and positive work attitude
Strong negotiation skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills and able to work independently
Hands on SAP knowledge is a must
Excellent command of Mandarin and English
Candidate with less experience can be considered as Senior Manager or Associate Director
We offer a very attractive remuneration and benefits package to the right candidate. Please send your detailed resume with salary expectation by e-mail to us.
Applicants not contacted within six weeks should consider their applications unsuccessful. Information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.