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Role Purpose:

Responsible for the development of Own Brand product, working in close cooperation with different internal and external parties to drive profitable participation of Own Brands mainly in Personal Category in Asia and Eastern Europe.

A typical day in this Role:

  • To assist the line manager, in co-operation with Watsons International OB Marketing team and BU Own Brand specialists, to identify a continuous stream of commercially valuable new products.
  • To manage all projects for categories directly responsible for across all key aspects of the development process, from sourcing, tendering, supplier liaison, cost management to post launch.
  • To understand customers’ need and identify product development opportunities of the assigned categories and be the expert of assigned categories and brand management to maximise productivity.
  • To collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to execute of the brand and plans.
  • To provide support of the ad-hoc product development projects and key meeting forums.

This job is a good fit for You if:

  • You are a Team Player - They are a natural team player, one for all, all for one. Their focus is on the relationships within the team. They are optimistic, energetic and feel energized when working with others. 
  • You are a Problem Solver - They make decisions based on evidence-based opinions. When they do something new, they seek to understand as much as possible and don’t jump in but conduct their due diligence and plan for moving forward.
  • You are a Evaluator - They assess the practicality of a proposal and look at the facts. They prefer to use tactics that have worked in the past and tend to see things as absolutes. They analyze information and ideas both from within and outside the team and study their feasibility in terms of the team’s objectives.
  • You are a Mediator - They will try to bring people with divergent views closer together, to reach consensus and get everyone on the same page in order to maximize the teams' results.  


 What we look for:

  • Degree holder in any discipline with minimum 3 years in FMCG / Beauty (mainly personal care) experience - Ideally Health & Beauty / Retail experience.
  • Good Project Management Skills – capable of timely delivery of several projects.
  • Good Team player capable of taking on board other perspectives.
  • Knowledge of OEM product development, with strong analytical skills.
  • Self motivated with an ability to manage day to day issues independently.
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese.
  • To be a highly organized individual, with great attention to detail and the ability to work pro-actively and flexibly.

information provided will be treated in strict confidence and be used only for consideration of your application for relevant/ similar posts within the A.S. Watson Group.


Watson House,1-5 Wo Liu Hang Road,Hong Kong,Fo Tan NT Hong Kong


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