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Vermillion Lifestyle Holdings Limited (HK)

Vermillion Lifestyle - Merchandising + Business Development Assistant

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Lifestyle: Merchandising + Business Development Assistant
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About Us

Vermillion Lifestyle is a Harvard Business School start-up: a 1-stop cross-border e-commerce destination serving a global corporate clientele to discover and purchase Asia’s premium to accessible luxury lifestyle brands. We curate the best of Asian design in the home and lifestyle categories, sourcing from over 11 locations across Asia. Our buyers are global and primarily professional specifiers – e.g., interior designers and hospitality operators and owners. We were established in 2021.

Who we're looking for

Vermillion is looking for a Merchandising + Business Development Assistant to join our merchandising team to help grow and manage our multi-brand and multi-category assortment. This position offers the unique opportunity to develop and shape a business that caters to both online and offline businesses.

What you will be doing
  • Help maximize business performance and profitability for all categories through analysis of KPIs and sales trends; identify and implement actionable opportunities to further grow the business.
  • Drive Asian luxury lifestyle vision and growth through brand and assortment curation and optimization; identify and go after both clients and market key needs
  • Maintain all brand, assortment, and SKU data accuracy
  • Maintain existing and foster new client and vendor partnerships across all regions
  • Determine appropriate assortment for specific clients in order to drive profitability and efficiency
  • Communicate weekly/monthly/quarterly sales and merchandising updates and identify actionable opportunities to further grow or compensate for misses
  • Spearhead merchandising assortment plans for all categories; partnering with other teams on calendars, emails, and events to bring strategies to life
  • Lead occasional and seasonal merchandising and marketing strategy for all categories
  • Oversee entire product lifecycle bringing SKUs from conception to site - inclusive of pricing, copy, imagery, and exposure strategy
  • Proactively cultivate partnerships and work to anticipate issues before they arise; communicate with clients and vendors consistently to foster relationships that make Vermillion a great partner and drive topline sales for all parties
  • Manage the whole merchandising cycle in all categories
    ✓ Work closely with internal teams and vendors, manage to ensure daily smooth operations and on
    time delivery of goods
    ✓ Negotiate and work with vendors to build mutually beneficial relationships to ensure long term
    strategic partnership
    ✓ Any ad-hoc tasks as assigned
    ✓ Ability to develop strong brand and product knowledge on existing and new brands and products
Who you are
  • 2-3 years of buying/merchandising experience, e-commerce will be a plus
  • Solid understanding of retail math
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge of lifestyle categories
  • A team player, pro-active, mature, outgoing, self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit with a “get it done” attitude
  • Well-organized, good communicator, detailed minded, result oriented and able to manage multiple tasks environment
  • Able to work independently and under pressure, as well as cooperate well with team and stakeholders to achieve company goals
  • Written and spoken English. Cantonese and Mandarin are a must
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Immediate availability is highly preferred
What we offer
  • Market salary
  • great exposure to vibrant startup eco-system with high-profile clients and partners, and high-caliber team

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