Job Description

 About the role:

The Merchandising Manager plays a key role in planning and executing product merchandising strategies, market trends, consumer behavior, and product positioning to ensure effective and aesthetic displays. The Merchandising Manager plays a crucial role in optimizing product visibility and driving sales and brand loyalty.

 About you:
The Merchandising Manager will oversee all merchandise at Tsutaya. An effective communicator, you will oversee all merchandise at Tsutaya, from selection, to ordering to creating visually appealing and customer-centric displays that promote Tsutaya’s branding.

Main Responsibilities of a Merchandising Manager:

Product Selection and Procurement:

  • Identify and analyze market trends, consumer preferences, and competitor offerings to guide strategic product selection.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers, ensuring a diverse and high-quality product assortment.
  • Utilize effective negotiation skills to optimize product margins by securing favorable pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers.
  •  Implement measures to ensure the procurement of high-quality products, aligning with brand standards and customer expectations.
  • Management for ST & LSG , KMB section

Inventory Management :

  • Develop and implement inventory management strategies to optimize stock levels and minimize excess inventory.
  •  Monitor and analyze sales data to identify fast-moving and slow-moving products, providing recommendations for restocking or clearance.
  • Work closely with the logistics team to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of merchandise.
  • Manage and Control book stock in-out and inventory.
  •  Utilize forecasting tools for proactive inventory adjustments and stock replenishments based on anticipated demand and new arrival order.

Pricing Strategy:

  •   Develop pricing strategies that balance competitive positioning with profitability goals.
  • Monitor market trends, competitor pricing, and consumer behavior to adjust pricing strategies as needed.
  • Implement dynamic pricing models, responding to changes in market conditions to maintain competitiveness.

 Promotions, Events and Marketing Support:

  •   Collaborate with the marketing team to plan and execute promotions, sales, and marketing campaigns for enhanced product visibility and increased sales.
  •  Provide valuable product knowledge and insights to support the creation of effective marketing materials.
  •  Develop initiatives to actively engage customers through promotions, fostering brand loyalty and driving sales.

Team Collaboration:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, events and finance, to ensure merchandise strategies align with overall business objectives.
  • Provide training and guidance to team members, enhancing their product knowledge and merchandising skills for improved performance.
  • Foster open and effective communication channels across teams, promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Gather and integrate feedback from various teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in merchandise strategies and execution.

Tasks as assigned by Management.

Job Requirements

Education & Experience:
  • Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or a related field;
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in merchandising and managing teams effectively;
  • Possess strong negotiation skills and can arrive at win-win solutions with partners and suppliers;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and comfortable dealing with numerical data and systems;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite
  • Languages: Fluent in English, competency in either Japanese or Chinese (Mandarin) or other language valuable but not required.
Company Profile
Urban Living Solutions (ULS) is a growing real estate and lifestyle development company based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We target community-focused projects for the Cambodian middle class. ULS currently has four active, large mixed-use development projects in construction.