Sa Sa's expansion is more than just cosmetic

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 July, 2004, 12:00am

A well-known high-street name offering products that are particularly easy on the eye is looking for high-calibre candidates for four management posts in Hong Kong and the mainland.

Engaged in cosmetic retailing and beauty services throughout Asia, the organisation has to hire a brand manager; a manager - category management and product development (CMPD), China region; a marketing manager; and a creative manager.

Sa Sa's legendary brand strength throughout the region comes from innovative cosmetics retailing at competitive prices in more than 60 one-stop stores filled with top international labels, according to Carmen Wong, vice-president - human resources at Sa Sa International Holdings.

Candidates for the role of brand manager should be graduates in a business-related discipline, and possess more than six years of experience in the cosmetics retail industry.

The sourcing and merchandising of diversified, fast-moving consumer goods is the name of the game for the new manager, CMPD - mainland China.

A 'good analytical mind and a strong sense of market trend development' would be a significant advantage for the candidate, Ms Wong said.

The potential marketing manager must demonstrate extensive experience in formulating and implementing programmes and marketing activities for retail and product marketing.

Last but not least, art and graphic design graduates have a chance to enhance their career through the role of creative manager. Candidates should be dab hands at working in design software, among other skills.

Whatever their position ('besides having the related experience'), Sa Sa managers should be 'dynamic, assertive and possess strong initiatives in their job areas - and be well aware of the fast-changing business', Ms Wong said.

The payback?

'Thanks to its innovative ideas and new challenges, candidates will be able to gain valuable experience in their career life,' she said.