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Category Planning Manager  Tokyo

TBG-019631
Position

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

Company

Consumer Goods & Retail

Salary(¥):
9-11.5 million
Responsibilities
 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
Requirements
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