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Senior Category Manager / Category Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524972BR Location Causeway Bay Hong Kong SAR Business Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Brand Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Date posted 03/09/2018
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)
- 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.
- 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.


Detailed Description of All Responsibilities
1. Design
- Collaborate with Design team to create & execute category plans and ongoing product quality improvements.
- Coordinate licensee’s product / artwork approvals with Product Development 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.

- 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)

6. E-commerce
- Experience of managing e-commerce business is preferred

Basic Qualifications

- At least 12+ years working experience with at least 6-8 years’ experience in respective industry at merchandising, licensing, marketing and retail management of brands and products.
- Great potential candidate with brand management experience in the role of Advertising Executive or in the advertising agency will also be considered
- Experience of managing events will also be an advantage

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
- Fluency in Cantonese and English. Mandarin is preferred but not a must
Hands on experience on PC software applications (e.g. Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Required Education

- University graduate, preferably Marketing or Business Commerce
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