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Advertised on: 17 Jul 2021


Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is the holding company of the award-winning attractions Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo. WRS is dedicated to the management of world-class leisure attractions that foster conservation and research while educating visitors about animals and their habitats.

 

As champions for Wildlife, we lead actions to protect them, inspire a love for wildlife and spark a sense of wonder in everyone, regardless of our roles. Come 2024, we will add a new Bird Park, a Rainforest Park, nature themed indoor attraction and Eco-resort as part of our Mandai rejuvenation plan. If you are a team leader, self-driven, and looking for growth and new challenges, we want you to be part of our team.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Merchandising

·       Develop, source, and execute merchandising collections for multiple in-park stores, online and out-of-park concepts.

·       Create business plans and proposals for new merchandising opportunities and cross brand collaborations.

·       Work with Vice President, Retail to establish overall merchandising strategy to improve retail yield, SKU productivity and margin optimization.

·       Represent Retail team to sit in Sustainability Council and lead in the development of sustainable merchandise.

·       Maintain good relationships with suppliers, partners, and distributors and ensure consignment products are well displayed and merchandised at our stores.

·       Stay updated of consumer and merchandising trends to ensure our merchandise selection at the parks are up-to-date.

·       Work closely with Marketing and Brand & Communications team to ensure alignment of core product development and promotion strategies are optimizing guest experience and brand direction.

·       Identify and implement improvement in product categories, systems, processes and competencies.

·       Work closely with Retail Operations team to drive sales.

·       Manage OTB and manage stock levels and reduce budget wastage through disciplined buying and inventory management process .

 

Merchandise Planning

·       Oversee merchandise planning process and stock optimization with the support of Merchandise Planner.

·       Oversee promotion planning and price increase exercise to optimize margins and revenue.

 

Design

·       Guide Junior/Designer to design in-house Bespoke merchandise collection via the creation of mood boards, illustrations and final artwork creation.

·       Provide communication brief to Designer or Digital Marketing team or VM Executive to develop creative assets towards the selling of the merchandise.

 

Job Requirements

·       Degree in Retail, Merchandising or Marketing.

·       At least 8 years of retail merchandising experience.

·       Strong capacity and good experience in retail product development and direct sourcing of merchandise based on specific concepts/themes.

·       Experience in Retail Merchandising for attractions industry will be an advantage.

·       Strong business acumen and commercial sense.

·       Good initiative with strong analytical and strategic thinking ability.

·       Team player who has good leadership and people management skills.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 


Specialization : Retail
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 8
Work Location : Singapore Zoo