Assistant Buyer

HARRODS
London, UK
Posted 21 days ago
Full time

Job description

\u003cp\u003eWe are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our Bed and Bath team on a Fixed Term Contract.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbout the role\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThe Assistant Buyer role is to assist the Senior Buyer in the development cross all omni channels (store, online \u0026 airports) and both operational models (own bought and concession). Responsible for briefing suppliers, managing a critical path, reviewing samples and providing the buyer with market information and identifying new opportunities, you will need creative flair, combined with an eye for detail and exemplary organisational skills.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbout Us\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eAs 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.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAbout You\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eTo succeed in this role, you will have a passion for this market sector, maintaining awareness of the current market trends to lead the company forward with directional styling and standards. You will require a high level of organisation, with the ability to prioritise responsibilities and work to tight deadlines.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eSpecifically, you will possess:\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003eGood PC literacy (Word, Excel and preferably SAP)\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eStrong customer service focus when dealing with both internal and external parties\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eExcellent time-management skills and the ability and willingness to multi-task\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eFlexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eAttention to detail and accuracy\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eStrong work ethic and unwavering commitment to Harrods values.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eAbility to perform duties effectively with minimum supervision and guidance\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eLeadership skills\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003ePassion for the Homeware (Bed \u0026 Bath) category\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003eThe ideal candidate will also enjoy the opportunity to work with minimum supervision and have the confidence to independently manage product development as well as liaise with internal departments. You will also bring excellent communication skills as well as managerial capabilities -you will have the chance to develop and maintain relationships across the business from our in-house creative team to our Warehousing and shop floor teams.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Promise to You\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eAt 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.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eAs well as strong long-term career potential and development support, you will also benefit from an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, eligibility for a competitive bonus, flexible working, 25 days' holiday and a day off on your birthday, up to 33% in-store discount and a season ticket loan.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eUniquely You\u003c/b\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eAt 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.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eIf you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.\u003c/p\u003e

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