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Assistant Buyer - Home and Stationary

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Permanent
VAC- 37321

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We are recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join our Buying team covering our Home and Stationary category here at Harrods. This role supports the Buyer in all aspects of the buying cycle, across all channels (store, online & airports) and both operational models (own buy & concession).

About the Role 


As Assistant Buyer one of your top responsibilities will be planning and selecting product according to customer demand, trends, budget, historical sales and divisional strategy. You will complete cross-channel brand research to stay up to date on the lates business news, carefully analysing what this means for your customers and products in return. You will also manage in-season  trading, driving sales through stock management whilst continuously monitoring sales and negotiating re-orders, stock swaps and Return to Vendors (RTV’s) with vendors.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Producing a weekly trade report.
  • Updating monthly floor plans with brand moves and shop-fit changes.
  • Conducting competitor shops and brand and industry research.
  • Providing vendors with sell through reports to provide feedback on performance.
  • Prepare agendas and materials for brand meetings and buying appointments.

About You  

You will be a seasoned Assistant Buyer with previous experience in Buying, preferably in the luxury Retail Own Bought Industry. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate an organised and systematic approach to getting things done. You are able to handle sensitive information with the highest level of discretion and confidentiality, always operating with trust and integrity in everything you do.   

You will also possess:

  • Good PC literacy, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability and willingness to multi-task.
  • Effective prioritisation skills and ability to manage workload and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proactive and solutions based thinking.

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences. 
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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