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Date:  Sep 10, 2023

Singapore, SG

Assistant Manager, Category Insights and Analytics

At Sephora we inspire our customers, empower our teams, and help them become the best versions of themselves.  We create an environment where people are valued, and differences are celebrated. Every day, our teams across the world bring to life our purpose: to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the ExtraOrdinary in each of us.


We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


The opportunity:

The Regional Assistant Manager for Category Insights & Analytics will play a key role in strengthening and developing Sephora SEA’s analytical sophistication. The role’s key purpose is to be actively involved in driving profitable revenue growth and by providing actionable and data-driven insights for the Category Management team. You will take the lead on key projects, involving the use of analytical tools, market research platforms, and commercial knowledge to identify opportunities across categories and brands across Southeast Asia.

To succeed in this role, you must possess the unique combination of having a strong analytical mindset and a solid understanding of the beauty industry. You will be commercially focused; able to proactively identify business challenges and conceptualize how to use analytical techniques to solve them. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Take ownership of standard reports & presentations, ensuring accuracy & timely delivery, while continually looking for ways to make improvements 
  • Collaborate with the Business Intelligence (BI) team on the maintenance of the brands & category pages on Domo and ensure proper delivery of automated weekly and monthly reports 
  • Timely delivery of business reviews for regional level brand/group meetings
  • Engage in Joint Business Plan (JBP) initiatives, and be responsible for preparation and consolidation



  • Represent the Regional Category Management team during the annual budgeting process, providing data-driven recommendations for balancing sales and margin for regional consolidation
  • Ensure timely tracking of sales and margin to target, notifying gaps whenever possible and work with teams to have short term action plans to close targets


Margin & Pricing

  • Lead pricing analysis to ensure profitability across brands and categories
  • Provide cost benefit analysis, scenario modelling on commercial events across the region
  • Conduct pricing reviews twice yearly to ensure profitability against relevant costs fluctuations
  • Own the billback process between finance and category management teams, acting as gatekeeper for markdowns across the region


Market Intelligence 

  • Utilize market research tools in order to review and analyze the performance Sephora / categories within the premium beauty industry, and provide relevant feedback for the Category Management department
  • Lead and manage consumer study projects with external agencies, looking into whitespace opportunities and giving data driven recommendations to the Category team


Market Size and Share 

  • Quarterly reporting on Market Share data from Beaute Research for Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and track again Market Share Goals.
  • Cross check with Euromonitor Data for rest of countries and market feedback, and also review and analyze predictive growth to support Stratplan goals.


Category Insights & Trends 

  • Lead key Category Management analytics projections: identifying the suitable approach to tackle a business problem, hands-on execution of the analysis using internal and external data, and effectively communicating insights to the relevant stakeholders
  • Answer ad-hoc business questions to drive product, brand and category sales strategies
  • Maintenance of the Category pages on Domo and creation of new pages whenever required
  • Look out for and present regular updates on any emerging trends of the beauty market across the region 


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Business Analytics, Statistics, Marketing, Finance
  • 5+ years of experience in a data-influenced analytics role in the beauty industry (or similar retail space)
  • SQL and relational database proficiency
  • Advanced MS Excel and MS Powerpoint skills
  • Hands-on experience with various technologies (SAP, Domo, Tableau, Retail Pro, etc) highly desirable
  • Strong commercial understanding, preferably with retail and e-commerce experience
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas with clarity for stakeholders at all levels

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn, with a passion for self-development
  • Problem-solving skills + creativity
  • Enjoys working with others and getting involved in a range of projects & challenges
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and autonomously
  • Strong planning, organization, time management & prioritization skills


While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy...

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.

  • The learning. We invest in training and developing our teams, and you will continue evolving and building your skills through personalized career plans.

  • The culture. As a leading beauty retailer within the LVMH family, our reach is broad, and our impact is global. It is in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members across 35 markets and 3,000 stores, are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


You can unleash your creativity, because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This, is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.


Sephora is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace for all. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, or other employment practices. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating and fostering an inclusive environment for all employees.

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