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Assistant Buyer - Accessories (Own Label)

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Permanent
VAC- 39020

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Our Own Label team are now looking for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join us here at Harrods.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

As our own label team deliver a new strategy, we are looking for an Assistant Buyer to support on own label product development for our bags & accessories collection. You will thrive in a fast-paced environment, contributing to sales targets, managing critical paths, and representing Harrods with top-tier suppliers.

 

Your key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Run sales reports, analyse data, and prepare responses to trading activities.
  • Contribute to P&L reporting and respond quickly to Open To Buy spend.
  • Keep lessons learned and strategies up to date.
  • Conduct regular competitor shops and market analysis.
  • Assist in all stages from briefing to launch, ensuring stakeholder accountability.
  • Manage supplier documents, sample tracking, and product quality.
  • Brief Planograms to VM Implementation team and ensure accuracy on the shop floor and online.
  • Coordinate vendor training and range presentations.
  • Maintain weekly communication with key suppliers and manage the critical path for product development.
  • Oversee the Buyers Administration Assistant, ensuring task efficiency and development.

About You

You will be a highly skilled and detail-oriented individual with excellent PC literacy, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with Illustrator and SAP as a plus. You’ll also demonstrate a strong service focus, adeptly handling interactions with both internal and external stakeholders. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a naturally tenacious attitude, are essential. Moreover, you should exhibit excellent time-management skills, the ability to multi-task effectively, and a readiness to adapt to dynamic priorities.

You’ll also have:

  • Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities, welcomes change and challenge.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to our Harrods values.
  • Ability to perform duties effectively with minimum supervision and guidance.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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