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Food Buyer (Ambient)

  • Department: Buying
  • Location: Hammersmith
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 12080

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This is an end to end trading role focused on the sourcing, buying and selling of the highest quality product at the lowest price. You will spend time building supplier relationships and understanding the customer, and always be on the lookout for new and exquisite products to wow our customers.  You will continuously analyse range performance and have a clear oversight of trends and opportunities in the market. This is an omnichannel (store, .com, airports, giftshop).

You’ll lead development and launch of OB and concession product range in line with the overall strategy for Food Halls & Restaurants, alongside the Product Developers, Chefs, Supply, VM, Retail and Marketing. Where relevant, you will also be responsible for the identification, on-boarding and ongoing management of brands operating within a concession model.

About us

As the world’s leading luxury retail emporium, we make the impossible possible. Our team believe that collaboration with other divisions is key to reaching our goals, by building effective relationships with all brands, head office contacts, store management team, travel retail and online relationship partners. As a Food Buyer, you’ll support the Buying Manager with the development of and execution of Food & Beverage strategy.

About you

Analytical, numerate and aware of the luxury sector, you have already previous experience in Buying. You understand ecommerce and omnichannel retail. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will be building key relationships within Harrods, external suppliers and partners. We need you to demonstrate you have a strong commercial and business acumen, able to develop internal talent and demonstrate effective leadership to inspire the team. You’ll demonstrate excellent buying skills including supply management, price architecture, range building, quality and merchandise management.

Our Promise to You

As well as strong long-term career potential and development support, you’ll also benefit from an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount and a season ticket loan.

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.

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.

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

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