London, UK
Posted 10 days ago
Full time

Job description

The Opportunity

Here at Harrods, we currently house some of the most highly regarded pastry chefs and bakers in the industry, and our food halls are world renowned for stocking the highest quality luxury food items in the UK. Through our people, we drive ourselves and inspire others to always push for more and to create moments of magic for our customers. You will be working alongside one of the best patisserie and bakery counters in the world, coupled with a passionate, talented, and creative Buying team who believe that anything is possible.

We are now looking for a commercially astute, and innovative internal Bakery Buyer, to work predominantly with our team of pastry chefs and bakers to source, sell and buy products of the highest standards for customers of our iconic food hall.

This role heavily relies on an awareness of food retail and what that means, strong internal collaboration and relationship building with all teams this role touches.

The Bakery Buyer will be continuously analysing performance and has a clear oversight of trends and opportunities in the market. Reporting into the Buying Manager, the Bakery Buyer will be supporting with the development of and execution of the wider Food & Beverage strategy

Our Promise to You

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

About you

You'll have previous food buying experience

Time spent in a buying role within a grocery or luxury department store

Be able to build strong cross department relationships, particularly with our chefs and kitchen team

You'll have great planning & organising skills

Have a resilient personality and retain a cool head under pressure

A passion for food and a creative mind is essential. As you'll be working closely with our in-house chefs and bakers, you'll have the opportunity help develop what goes on sale to our customers!

Be looking for a fixed term contract until September 20

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. Our roots as tea merchants have not been forgotten and out kitchens, restaurants and food halls are world-renowned for their bounty, credited to the work of our food buying teams who continue to champion the 'Art of the Possible' and delivering a bespoke luxury range to cater for our diverse range of customers.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe anything is possible. 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, or tune in to our podcast True Tales from Harrods. Listen on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts or Amazon Music

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