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Category Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524972BR Location Causeway Bay, , Hong Kong SAR SAR Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Date posted 02/08/2018
Principal Responsibilities

1. Facilitate licensing business in consumer products for the market
- Lead in development and implementation of Strategic Business Plans for consumer product business
- Lead in developing appropriate local market category plans & strategies consistent with Global and Regional goals and objectives
- Drive Hong Kong licensing in multiple categories especially those with corporations that are best in the industry
- Monitor each industry trends, rules, performance; retail channel market conditions; collection of market/consumer/retail trend and information analysis to determine Disney’s strategies and plans

2.
Lead in developing and implementing 5-year Strategic Plans and annual budgets (wholesales sales, earned revenues, total revenues and operating income)
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Manage and execute pre and post-sales client support
- Commercial terms preparation and client background analysis
- Analyze consumer, product, property, and channel gaps and execute plans to fill gaps and grow business
- Monitor and ensure licensees fully understand and are compliant with Disney’s business standards and regulations

3.
Develop and implement retail plans to grow business
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Work closely with key retail account buyers to manage Disney’s product range and presence at retail
- Implement retail marketing, promotions, and events to enhance brand image and consumer awareness

Responsibilities

Detailed Description of All Responsibilities

1. Design
- Collaborate with Design team to create & execute category plans and ongoing product quality improvements
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Coordinate licensee’s product / artwork approvals with Design team

2. Retail
- Manage Disney’s product range and presence at retail
- Act as communication link between Disney and licensees
- Identify signage and merchandising needs to Regional Creative Lead

3. Finance
- Prepare category budget forecast in the local market
- Responsible for collection past due accounts receivable and monthly royalty statements
- Responsible for the administration and execution of the contract

4. Marketing
- Coordinate with Marketing team on marketing to support sales promotion, retail marketing events and advertising in the local market
- Ensure appropriate licensees implement the Disney visual merchandising programs

5. Information Systems
- Maintain competency in DCP business systems
- Insight input (deal negotiation part)
- INvision II input (Forecasting)

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications
- At least 12+ years working experience with 6-8 relevant years working experience in respective industry at merchandising, licensing, sourcing, buying, retail management of brands and products.

Other Personal Attributes
- Strong consumer product, market and industry knowledge and instinct to the market
- Strong team player and self-starter
- Good analytical skill and understanding of business and financial concepts
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong sales, negotiation and presentation and selling skills
- Committed to excellence and business integrity
- Lateral thinker & problem solver
- Independent and multi-tasking


Other requisites, languages
- Fluent in Cantonese and English. Mandarin is preferable
- Hands on experience on PC software applications (e.g. Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Required Education

- University graduated, preferably in Marketing or Business Commerce
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