Senior Retail Project Executive

Summary

Salary
Base + performance based bonus + competitive benefits
Team
Marketing
Location
Seoul - South Korea

Description

The main purpose of this role is to support on executions of key retail channel – electrical chain - and supporting all consumer event projects for all Dyson products in Korea market.

Accountabilities

Project Management
  • Under guidance of Senior Retail Development Manager on constant improvement projects for market with group retail, reports to Assistant Retail Project Manager for all day-to-day retail project progress
  • Work with Group Retail/Events team, Local Assistant Retail Project Manager, Retail Operation Team and Sales team to implement retail solutions with considerations to Dyson Retail Guidelines, Distributors/Retailers challenges and approvals
  • Manage, prioritise and deliver all retail projects on a timely basis, including prototyping, production, costing and implementation, whether it is temporary, permanent, concept stores, shop-in-shop, events or exhibitions.
  • Maintain project plans, timelines, and cost sheets for each project, ensuring that stakeholders are aware of any changes. Drive individual projects through to delivery, resolving day-to-day challenges – involving the right people at the right time.
  • Support in demand planning, storage, deployment and installations for core in-store display system, plus all other projects as necessary. Maintain an up-to-date inventory list of all fixtures by market.
  • Support retail projects through all relevant areas of the business in regard to design, costing, production quality/details, and timing
  • Support Retail Operations team to develop and manage retail archive (Store Network Chart, Drawings, Photobooks)
  • Costing follow-up (PO#, Payment Request) and Procurement for all retail projects
Quality Control
  • Work closely with Local Sales team and Distributors in maintaining high in-store quality across all existing stores. Touchup, replenish and replace parts and fixtures when necessary.
  • Monitor contractors in regards to material sourcing, fixtures deployment and installation.
  • Quality checks and the resolution of any QC issues or installation snagging issues that may arise. Train contractors in meeting Dyson quality standards.  
Vendors Management
  • Maintain a core base of suppliers that offer key deliverables – quality, flexibility, reliability and cost.
  • Work with the Legal and Procurement teams on costing, terms, supplier contracts and resolve any disputes that might arise

KEY INTERFACES:

Internal:
  • Global Retail/Events Central Team in the UK
  • Retail Team, Korea 
  • Business Development/ Marketing/ Sales team, Korea
  • Finance team, Korea
  • CoE team, HK
3rd party
  • Retailers
  • Global Fixture Production Vendors
  • Local Installation Vendors

Skills

Experience and Education
  • Higher diploma or above in architecture/interior design or related field required
  • 5-7 years track record of delivering POP, merchandising and retail environments experience
  • Project management skills backboned with time and cost management as well as people liaison skills
  • Management skill with multiple retail projects
  • Past experience in multinational brand or related field with store rollout projects 
  • Working within a corporate structure involving both internal and supplier relationships
  • Dealing with international logistics requirements including tax, import and duty implications
  • Purchasing and negotiation skills
Technical experience
  • Past experience throughout entire project lifespan
  • Construction drawing and specification readability in both English and Korean
  • Clear understanding of the use of materials and processes required for retail environment
  • Knowledge in project budgets and control    
  • Knowledge in environmental and recycling regulations is plus
  • Past experience or good understanding in procurement is plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Strong communication skills with clear multi-lingual (Korean/English) and cross-cultural communication skills; present information (both written and oral), simple and clear business emails at all levels within an organization
  • Punctual and accurate when working under pressure
  • Curious and passionate about consumers and building brands
  • Meticulous attention to detail; material produced is meticulously executed
  • Broad thinker and open-minded with strong analytical skills; ability to use market analysis to identify high potential opportunities
  • Tireless Problem Solver to face day-to-day problems with tireless manner and continuously thinking out site the box to present smart solutions 
  • Passionate about Dyson, learning new technology and engineering 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to deal with ambiguity and willingness to take risks as needed while having a strong sense of ownership to assigned project 
  • Team-player; bringing collaborative, positive and energetic atmosphere to retail and other teams
  • Driven by the desire to win and for continuous improvement
  • Ability to use basic project management tools (Auto CAD/MS Projects/Excel)
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to speak and write English/Korea at business proficiency, other language is plus

Benefits

The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package which will include a base salary and annual performance bonus scheme.

Posted: 28 January 2019