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Assistant Buyer - Luxury Furniture

  • Department: Buying
  • Location: Hammersmith
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 1444

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About You

You have a passion for Luxury and proven experience in buying. Self-motivated, conscientious and organised, you will be meticulous in your approach and always have the highest of standards in mind. You will be confident and competent, happy to take on the running of the department in the Buyer’s absence. A motivational leader you will aim to develop the clerks in your team and always promote personal progress. You will be a natural relationship builder and work closely with Marketing, Retail and the Online Trading teams.  

What to Expect

  • Supporting your Buyer in all aspects of the buying cycle, you will assist with product selection and quantifying orders.
  • Responsible for managing aged stock and over stock through proactive communication with each vendor and processing RTV’s promptly.
  • Oversee the Buyer’s Clerk(s) to ensure that merchandise is delivered on time and all trouble shipments are resolved.
  • Conduct all pre-analysis for the Buyer and manage travel for buying trips.
  • Monitor the sales performance, creating and presenting reports for trade and sell-thru.
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships, taking full ownership of some brands, ensuring to provide feedback on performance.

What is important?

We are a small team of 4 but we look after one of Harrods’ most world renowned departments and work closely with leading luxury brands. You should be confident in managing a buying department in absence of the Buyer and able to take on full responsibility of certain brands. You will be passionate about Homeware and have a solid understanding of the luxury furniture market.

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