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Assistant Merchandiser

  • Department: Merchandising
  • Location: Knightsbridge
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 5521

Our mission remains unchanged: to service the needs and aspirations of our customers and help create new stories, to take pleasure in making marked moments of delight. Whoever our customers are and wherever they come from, they can expect to be treated with grace, courtesy and care.
 

About You

You are a proven Merchandiser with experience within a multi-channel retail environment. You will pride yourself on building great relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, and can adapt your communication style successfully.  You are efficient, analytical and an optimiser, always aiming to exceed targets. You will play a key role in shaping of departmental plans so a commercial mind-set and a strategic approach are vital.

What to Expect

  • Assist the Merchandiser to prepare and complete in-season review documents
  • Have an understanding of the Divisional strategy, top-line sales, margin and OTB plans for areas of responsibility. To be aware of the store’s budgeting schedule, current forecast and growth requirements.
  • Produce range plans in conjunction with buying colleagues and Merchandiser
  • Create line-level forward forecasts where appropriate in order to minimise OOS and ensure availability on key lines / vendors in season.
  • Maintain monthly forecast at a lower level e.g. brand or category. Highlight opportunities and risks to Merchandiser based on forecast. Pro-actively raise issues with buying colleagues in order to propose profitable actions.
  • Nurture relationships with buying and retail colleagues to facilitate open and honest dialogue

What is important?

Organisation is so important to our team; we are expected to be consistent and accurate. Over time, we’ve built a reputation we are proud of and have strong working relationships across the wider business.  We need someone who shares our values and understands the importance of our place in the business. Sometimes we are very busy but our team always shares the workload and supports each other.

Our Promise to You

At Harrods we believe nothing is impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire others to always push for more. This passion to exceed is what sets us apart. We are proud to be a place where standing out means being yourself.

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