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Interim Buyer - Harrods Own Label (Homeware)

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Fixed Term
VAC- 36475

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We are recruiting for a Buyer to join our Harrods Signature (Own Label) team in Homeware. This role is an interim cover until the end of May 2024.

Our own label range is synonymous with the Harrods brand and is undergoing a significant transformation to elevate the offer and introduce new product categories. It’s a really exciting time to join the team!

About the Role 

Reporting into the Head of Buying you will proactively manage the brand development of our own label offering, as well as taking ownership of the range plan and OTB.  You will lead the end to end product development for your category.

From compiling a comprehensive design brief and critical path management, to analysing performance, driving trade and reducing risk – you will be an expert in your field, developing the right product at the right time for our customers.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Range Planning & New Product Launches
  • Sales, Margin & Profitability
  • Financial & Commercial Planning
  • Product Offer & Presentation
  • Stock Management
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Omnichannel Strategy
  • Marketing & Advertising

This role also offers opportunity to travel, including buying appointments, trade fairs and vendor meetings.

About you 

You will be a Buyer or Senior Buyer in a Luxury / Luxury bridge brand - or a Buying Consultant. We are looking for someone who is immediately available or has a short notice period. You will have vast experience within product development and the Buying cycle - able to make strategic decisions and work at pace to deliver product to market. Ideally, we are looking for someone who understands the Homeware industry and understanding the development of products/ranges - though if you expertise lies in a separate own label category, please do still apply.

In addition to this you will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, with both the creative flair & technical capabilities. As an inspiring leader, you will able to bring your people on the journey whilst identifying key opportunities to drive the business forward. A high taste level is a must, in addition the ability to:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships
  • Proactively lead change
  • Make commercially sound decisions
  • Understand our customer and their  journey
  • Provide focused and clear direction to internal and external teams

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.

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. 

In return, you will receive strong long-term career potential and development support, you can look forward to a Harrods’ discount of 33%, a competitive bonus, 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.

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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