Assistant Buyer - Beauty Team

London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Full Time
Salary Overview
Competitive Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date


Looking for something unique?  So are we. Here at Harvey Nichols we are daring to be different at every step and that’s exactly what we are looking for in our future talent. At Harvey Nichols you will be challenged in a supportive and friendly environment whilst inspired to be nothing but the best you can be.

We are looking for an Assistant Buyer to join our Beauty Buying Team. As Assistant Buyer you will assist and deputise for the Buyer in all operations of the Buying function through the effective administration of the department and the management of sales, margin, mark-downs and stock delivery information to meet agreed departmental objectives with specific reference to the fragrance category.


What you will be doing

Attend Supplier meetings to understand new marketing strategies and new launches
Support the Buyer in identifying new products and their suitability for our brand
Liaise with in store Department Managers on a weekly basis to ensure familiarity with the ranges, highlighting key brands and beauty trends and reviewing sales
Ensure that all departmental information records are accurately set up and maintained
Prepare analysis and sales information for buying appointments
Manage continuity stock for all fragrance brands within the department, ensuring orders are correct to PAR and meet expected sales.
Assist the buyer in raising all new launch orders for all fragrance of brands.
Plan sales density drawings for the fragrance department in every store and make recommendations to the buyer of improvements and changes.
Ensure product selection & strategy is communicated internally.


Skills and experience you need

You will have a previous experience as a Buying Administrator
You will have a previous experience in beauty Buying environment
You will have an excellent communication skills
You will have good negotiation skills
You will have an excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work tight deadline



About you

You are good at building professional relationship at all levels
You are confident dealing with queries at all levels
You have strong beauty knowledge
You have a “can do it” attitude


About us

Since Harvey Nichols first opened in Knightsbridge in 1831, it has led the way in sourcing the most desirable and cutting-edge designer brands. The ultimate fashion experience, exclusive, niche and established labels sit alongside accessible everyday collections, offering customers the must-have edit for all their wardrobe needs – from every day to extraordinary. We are fearlessly stylish and encourage our customers and team members to be the same


All your hard work, rewarded 

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance
Practically free London travel card for zones 1 – 6
Vouchers or schemes that fit your world from childcare to bike to work
Charity day to support your good cause
Seasonal staff parties and team days
Study support for those who want to expand their qualifications


Our promises to each other

We support to build a career in the industry
Constant inspiration and challenge
Honest and upfront communication
Celebrate fabulousness wherever we see it
Work and play together as one


Where do I sign?

If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day then click here to apply

The process from here is simple;

One of our specialist recruiters will review your application and if suitable ask you a couple of questions.
If our expectations match you will be invited to meet the hiring manager for an interview and a SWOT analysis
Throughout the process you will have access to the recruiter who is on hand to answer any questions you may have.


We look forward to speaking with you.






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