Senior Manager Buying and Cat - Asia Pacific

7-10 years of experience in Buying/Category Management/product required. Regional experience preferred. 
Proven experience with at least 3 years at senior level with major apparel/fashion/footwear related companies
Familiar with both Retail and eCom business needs
Fashion, Luxury and Sporting Goods industry experience required
Fluent in English and Mandarin (written and spoken)
Has lived and worked in different cultures or has substantial experience working in regional teams

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • DRIVE the success of the brands within guidelines set by Global buinsess units
  • Plan and deliver the most efficient and productive assortment for the brands and represent a strong brand image and consistency of the range across both Own Retail stores and eCom across APAC
  • Drive key Retail KPIs (Comp growth, ATV, UPT, Conversion and In season sell through, etc.) with the right Merchandise 
  • Play a critical role to drive brand direction, business growth in DTC (Brick & Mortar and eCom)


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to implement strategy, balancing hype and business measurables
  • Strong presentation/communication, negotiation and influencing skills, especially with senior stakeholders within a global matrix organization. 
  • Distinct track record of success and high-level Buying/Category Management knowledge
  • Strong cross-functional and stakeholder management experience across commercial functions (e.g. marketing, sales, etc.) and support functions (finance/SCM), as well as different organizational levels (Global, Market, etc.)
  • Strong industry knowledge, across divisions—footwear, apparel and accessories. 
  • Expert understanding of Asian markets’ consumers, accounts, economic environment and commercial needs
  • Results Oriented Mindset
  • Strong team player with high level of integrity & attention to detail
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to translate and articulate data results into clear business actions

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Global Retail Recruitment is an established global retail recruiter and executive search agency focusing on delivery of quality recruitment process and extensive knowledge in the retail sector. We assist candidates in their search for a new career with consideration to their personal requirements, key skills, future career path and capability of fulfilling our clients brief.

We have delivered success and continue to deliver quality retail recruitment process for candidates globally to leading brands in Europe, Asia, and MENA. Our recruitment success is based on our commitment to providing ethical, considerate and communicative recruitment service coupled with honest, professional advice.

We have significant experience in Luxury, Food, Fashion, Lifestyle, Variety Retail in operations and all support functions such as HR, Leadership, organisational development marketing, finance, buying, merchandising, VM, Supply, Logistics, Franchise, CRM, Real Estate, E-commerce and more.

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