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Buying Administration Manager Opportunity

We catch up with Emily – Food Supply Manager, to learn more about a great Buying Administration Manager opportunity opening up in her team and why it's a great time to join Harrods...

Tell us why joining your team now has never been more exciting?

The person coming into this position will be entering Food and Beverages (F&B) at one of the most exciting times as we are just embarking on our Taste Revolution, a complete renovation of our world famous food halls which haven’t undergone anything of this kind in 30 years. Working for a market leading Food Hall is foodies dream and for the right candidate, this would be a fantastic opportunity.

What is the role all about? 

No two days will be the same and you will be juggling such duties as managing four Buying Assistants, setting up and preparing articles meeting suppliers and setting them up with vendor agreement form. The Buying Team also assist with coordination of Tasting Sessions and product Shoots for food product presence online or new promotional launches. The role is fast paced and plays an integral part in the smooth running of the Food Halls.

What skills do you need to excel as a Buying Administration Manager?

This role requires someone who excels in multi-tasking, is data-driven, organised and with a good attention to detail. There will often be conflicting priorities so it’s also important that the successful candidate is confident and able to assess which priorities have more impact or greater urgency than others. Though not essential it’s worth highlighting that a passion for all things Food will really set someone up for success in this role!

What is the most challenging aspect?

One of the trickiest things about this role is managing relationships with such a variety of stakeholders – vendors, buyers and the shop floor team to name a few. All of these individuals will have expectations of the job holder, so it’s a case of managing these and hitting deadlines.


Sounds like a great job for you or someone you can recommend? Check out the opportunity today!

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