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Category Planning Manager  Tokyo


07-30 Category Planning Managerカテゴリープランニングマネージャー


Consumer Goods & Retail

9-11.5 million
 DRIVE category range plans in country/cluster within guidelines set by APAC and Global
1. Validate local category range within the country RA based on the Asia-Pacific proposal.
2. Accountable for IBP submission for his/her category
3. Work with APAC BU to understand category seasonal strategy/priority/insight.
4. Keen understanding of the Country / Cluster market landscape and specific category consumer.
5. Identify gaps in aJ Range and brief APAC BU leveraging feedback from Channel & DTC counterparts
6. Handover category range plan to CTC Assortment Planning Team.
7. Perform Category forecasting, pricing corridor & segmentation compliance, etc. based on analysis of provided sell-thru.
8. (IF CATEGORY APPLICABLE) Be the bridge and main counterpart for official jersey creation and Japan Team Sports for APAC Tokyo counterpart and aJ stakeholders
9. Work within E2E calendar timelines & deliverables
10. Set country/cluster prices in local currencies, ensuring pricing harmonization
11. Set volume forecast and define product mix to achieve margin & Net Sales targets
12. Align sample set needs feedback to APAC BU
13. Local article management + SMUs briefs to APAC for non-AP accounts
14. Define customer segmentation; Ensure deviations approval on segmentation
15. Gathering collation of market landscape and competition intelligence (category level) - feedback to APAC CtC
16. Mandatory Range guidance and review per segmentation guidelines
17. Deliver category presentations at APAC sign-off in alignment with APAC BU and hand over to other Marketing functions (AP, BC) and Channels
19. Work with Brand Comms / Activation teams on seasonal category brand calendar
20. Lead CFT meetings
21. Participate in Commercial meetings with channels/accounts, and internal Pre Buy, Final Buy meetings
22. Deliver update on 2020 category strategic plan, support IBP/ SBP process, review performance and ensure consistent evolution of quality of output.
23. Responsible for in season trading marketing decisions such as discount, product launch date change
1. At least 4 years of marketing management experience with a recognized top tier brand, with 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.
2. Result-oriented; Strong numerical / Analytical skills; Willing and able to travel on a regular basis
3. Industry: Preferably in retail/apparel/ FMCG/White goods
4. Exposure: Retail / FMCG / Fashion