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  • Department: Buying
  • Location: Knightsbridge
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 9320

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The heart of the role

You’ll become a leading figure in one of the most exciting and fast-moving buying departments in the world. It’s a role with real influence.  Working alongside the Buying Manager and Head of, you will proactively develop the overall brand and product strategy for the department across all channels (store, online & airports) and operational models (own buy & concession).  You’ll be accountable for driving your own area to exceed business expectations and identifying new opportunities to add value.

About us

A world-class buying function, we work with countless leading luxury brands and have a far-reaching influence on consumer tastes. Cross-functional collaboration, hard work and innovation shape our team approach. Evolution is constant, as it’s the key to remaining at the forefront of luxury retail and it is supported by our business-wide transformation programme.

About you

Commercial, analytical and aware of the luxury sector, you have already proved yourself as a Buyer. You have a passion for luxury product and understand ecommerce and omni-channel retail.  We need you to demonstrate you can:

  • Develop and maintain strong cross-channel brand relationships
  • Manage the end-to-end contract negotiation, on-boarding and renewal process with all concession brands for both store and online
  • Negotiate terms with brands including trading terms, online terms, RTVs, marketing spend, delivery, exclusivity, etc.
  • Work closely with different Marketing partners across the business to ensure all relevant information relating to brands and products is communicated to customers
  • Work closely with Merchandising to plan sales, stocks, margins and space densities for the department at brand level
  • Inspire, nurture and develop the team

Our promise to you
Nothing is impossible where our customers are concerned. We pride ourselves on thinking of imaginative, new ways to delight them. This passion to always push for more is what sets you apart, too. You’ll help us find new ways to keep improving.

As well as strong long-term career potential and development support, you can look forward to a Harrods’ discount of 33%, 25 days’ annual leave, and your birthday off. You’ll also benefit from a season ticket loan and one day a year for charitable activity.

What’s next?
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.

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

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