VF Asia Pacific
JOB DESCRIPTION & PROFILE
Revised date : 31 July 2018
Business Title : Regional Product and Merchandising-Director
Department : Product
Supervisor : VP / MD Dickies AP
As the Product team’s Leader at WD-AP, lead the Product Design and Development. Merchandising team to become the centre of excellence on product, marketplace, retail and consumer reality.
Responsible to drive Product & Merchandising plans that reflect business needs, new brand opportunities and financial goals.
Creates the business and category vision together with the Product & Merchandising team and Country GM’s
Apply extensive product, commercial and retail knowledge to build an open and constant relation with the regional and Country teams, as well as ASO and Regional Marketing Director and DTC Director
Facilitate alignment between commercial landscape, from Product Merch, and execution timeline and constraints, from product & merchandising team
PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO :
Direct Reports : Merchandising Managers
Internal : Regional Marketing
External : Country BUs (Retail / WS)
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and / or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.
Strong in MS package; proficiency with Product Data Management systems
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Analytical mind-set with strong knowledge of retail / apparel industry and keen eye for style and trends
Solid negotiation skills and superior ability to influence areas outside of direct control
Strong business acumen in channel distribution, gross sales, sell-out performance margin, profit and inventory
Coaching and developing others
Building Strategic Work Relationships
Driving for Results