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Buyer - Menswear (Designer Collections)

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Fixed Term
VAC- 37597

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We're on the lookout for a talented Buyer to join our esteemed menswear team on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.

As the Buyer for Menswear, Designer Collections you will proactively manage the development of the brand and production proposition through the team. You will ensure that the brand strategy for Menswear is achieved across all channels and operational models.

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

Working closely with the Buying Manager, Merchandising and Retail teams you will ensure all decisions are commercially sound, drive trade and ensure an optimum customer experience.

Your duties will also include:

  • Planning and selecting product according to customer demand, trends, budget, and divisional strategy across channels and locations.
  • Working closely with the concession partner to ensure the product offer is aligned to Harrods’ strategy and wherever possible exclusive product is included in the range.
  • Planning pop-ups and soft-shop concepts for brands.
  • Supporting the Buying Manager negotiations and plan vendor shop fits, taking into consideration brand adjacencies and sales densities.
  • Working with TSD on design, merchandise capacity and installation timings.
  • Attending buying appointments to select product and quantify orders using sales and sell through analysis.
  • Preparing and reviewing agendas and materials ahead of brand meetings, ensuring airport and online data is also referenced.

About You

You will have expert knowledge of the Buying Cycle as well as the needs of a Menswear Category. You will also have a good understanding of a corporate business, our customer profiles and strategic development. You will be commercially aware, able to demonstrate when you have driven trade across your current department and have impeccable relationship building skills.

You will also:

  • Be able to demonstrate effective leadership, able to inspire, nurture and develop a high performing team.
  • Have luxury Buying experience.
  • Be happy to travel frequently to Buying appointments, trade fairs, TVDC and vendor meetings.
  • Have a creative, solution based approach.
  • Be PC Literate (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and SAP)

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. 

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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