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Assistant Merchandiser

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Permanent
VAC- 38259

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We are recruiting for an experienced Assistant Merchandiser to join our dynamic Fashion Merchandising team 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 an Assistant Merchandiser, you will support the Merchandiser with effectively planning and trading across the division. You will be responsible for initiating and proposing actions through analysis of brand, category or attribute trading patterns in order to deliver the KPI’s.

You will be responsible for achieving the divisional KPI’s including sales, margin and open to buy (OTB) levels. Working closely with internal teams across Buying, Retail, Distribution and our external vendors, you will manage the range over its lifecycle, communicating opportunities and risks to internal stakeholders.

Your duties will also include:

  • Monitoring and reviewing performance of direct reports, identifying individuals who are ready for promotion or require performance improvement plans.
  • Challenging Merchandising processes to ensure the team is working efficiently and effectively to support the business.
  • Carrying out in-season reviews to offer valuable analysis for the Merchandiser and Buyers to make strategic decisions for future season plans.
  • Reforecasting in-season performance against plan, taking action in order to maximise profit.

About You

You will be an established Assistant Merchandiser, or an experienced Merchandise Admin Assistant, or be in a comparable Buying role looking for a change. You will have a strong understanding of the key financials, including current forecasts and growth requirements by selling channel.

You will be passionate about going above and beyond for the team and will have developed leadership and coaching capabilities. You will be a champion of best practice and Merchandising processes, such as range analysis, efficient flow of stock and PO management. You will be an Excel expert, with experience of auto-replenishment and forecasting.

You will also:

  • Be detailed orientated, able to work at pace and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Be able to work autonomously.
  • Be data driven & financially aware & have a nurturing approach.
  • Consistently strive for exceptional results.
  • Be focused on driving profitability through effective planning and analysis.

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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