Assistant Retail Project Manager, KR

Competitive remuneration package

Hong Kong

Description

To plan, execute and implement retail and event projects for all Dyson products in Korea.


Market Overview

Dyson are setting up a regional head office ‘branch’ for Asia in Hong Kong.  The branch will provide the vision and strategy to Dyson’s business in Asia, covering key markets such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and growth/new markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Function Overview

Bringing brand new technology to life – and to the world – requires inventive marketing. Clarity of message. Vast reach. Constantly engaging in more innovative ways. And from traditional channels to cutting-edge events, retail experiences, social media and PR, they seize every chance to tell the Dyson story.

Accountabilities

Project Management

  • Work with Group Retail team, Asia Retail Design Manager and Local Sales team to implement retail solutions with considerations to Dyson Retail Guidelines, Distributors/Retailers challenges and approvals

  • Manage, prioritise and deliver all retail projects on a timely basis, including prototyping, production, costing and implementation, whether it is temporary, permanent, concept stores, shop-in-shop, events or exhibitions.

  • Create and maintain project plans, timelines, and cost sheets for each project, ensuring that stakeholders are aware of any changes. Drive individual projects through to delivery, resolving day-to-day challenges – involving the right people at the right time.

  • Manage demand planning, storage, deployment and installations for core in-store display system, plus all other projects as necessary. Maintain an up-to-date inventory list of all fixtures by market.

  • Drive approval and acceptance of the project through all relevant areas of the business in regard to design, costing, production quality/details, and timing

  • Provide guidance on suitability, practicality of the project to key stakeholders.


Quality Control

  • Develop a process to work closely with Local Sales team and Distributors in maintaining high in-store quality across all existing stores. Touchup, replenish and replace parts and fixtures when necessary.

  • Manage contractors in regards to material sourcing, fixtures deployment and installation.

  • Quality checks and the resolution of any QC issues or installation snagging issues that may arise. Train contractors in meeting Dyson quality standards. 

 Vendors Management

  • Maintain a core base of suppliers that offer key deliverables – quality, flexibility, reliability and cost.

  • Source new suppliers globally as and when required, and manage this process with Group Retail, Asia Retail Design Manager, Supplier Management/Finance, assisting with auditing suppliers and KPIs when required

  • Work with the Legal and Procurement teams on costing, terms, supplier contracts and resolve any disputes that might arise

 

Key interfaces

 

  • Internal:
    • Global Retail central team in the UK
    • Asia Marketing team in Hong Kong
    • Business Development & Sales team
    • Finance team
  • 3rd party
    • Distributors
    • Retailers
    • Fixture Production Vendors
    • Installation Vendors

  


Skills



Experience and Education


  • Higher diploma or above in interior design or related field required
  • 3 years + track record of delivering POP, merchandising and retail environments experience
  • Project management, time management and people liaison skills
  • Deliver multinational brand store rollout projects
  • Working within a corporate structure involving both internal and supplier relationships
  • Dealing with sourcing and overseas manufacturing issues
  • Purchasing and negotiation skills
  • Dealing with international logistics requirements including tax, import and duty implications

 

Technical experience


  • Understanding of the use of materials and processes required for retail environment
  • Understanding of technical drawings and specifications
  • Understanding of print processes – litho, screen, digital
  • Knowledge in project budgets and control  
  • Knowledge in environmental and recycling regulations

    • Curious and passionate about consumers and building brands

    • Superb attention to detail; material produced is meticulously executed

    • Broad thinker with strong analytical skills; ability to use market analysis to identify high potential opportunities

    • Problem Solving; must be able to critically analyze and tackle problems and present viable solutions

    • Passion; this person needs to be passionate about Dyson, technology and engineering.

    • Entrepreneurial spirit; must be able to deal with ambiguity and willing to take risks as needed

    • Strong communication skills; this person is able to present information (both written and oral) clearly and concisely. This person needs to be able to communicate clearly at all levels within an organization.

    • Creativity; they need to be open to new ideas, adventurous and practical simultaneously.

    • Driven by the desire to win and for continuous improvement

    • Proven ability to work cross-functionally

    • Fluency in Korean and English, Mandarin preferable.

       

    Benefits Overview

    Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy an annual bonus, and life and medical insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

    Posted: 11-Apr-2016

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