Director Category Planning China APAC

At least 3 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

English and Mandarin fluency required. 

Execute category range plans in Country / Cluster (China) within guidelines set by APAC BU.


  • Validation of local category range within the country 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 Assortment Planning Team for relevant category(s).
  • Perform Category analysis including sell-thru, forecasting, pricing corridor & segmentation compliance, etc.
  • Work within 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, 
    • 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) 
  • Article selection/ validation  into store format framework according to BU range segmentation 
  • Mandatory Range guidance and review per segmentation guidelines 
  • Receive, Represent & deliver Category presentations , Business Review, Quarterly Range Handover,  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 process, review performance and ensure consistent evolution of quality of output.

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