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Fresh Food- Buying Manager- 12 Month FTC

  • Department: Buying
  • Location: Hammersmith
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Job reference: VAC- 11101

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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 throughout the buying cycle across all channels, you’ll support the Head of in delivering their strategic vision in order to commercially drive the business and both operational models (own buy and concession).

Having worked with the Head of to set the strategy, the role will be responsible for the management of the annual plan with the support of their team and other key stakeholders within Harrods.

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

Analytical, numerate and aware of the luxury sector, you have already proved yourself as a Buying or Category Manager within the food industry. You understand e-commerce and omnichannel retail. You can work with minimum supervision and guidance and have previous experience in merchandise, business planning, and new product development and customer insights. Additionally, you are able to develop and maintain brand relationships to ensure that Harrods is consistently presented with excellent market opportunities, as well as manage performance to maximise profitability and achieve financial objectives.

You will show leadership and will be able to accomplish employee development through coach, feedback, and training. More specifically, we are looking for someone:

  • With excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • With strong customer service focus
  • With computer literacy
  • With excellent time-management skills and the ability and willingness to multi-task
  • Willing to work weekends when necessary
  • Willing to travel
  • With attention to detail which will be evident through paperwork completed, organisation of department and sufficient stock levels

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 company pension, flexible working, 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.

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

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