Assistant Buyer – International RTW, Footwear and Accessories & Apparel

London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Full Time
Salary Overview
Competitive Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
18/10/2018 09:01:00

Harvey Nichols is internationally renowned for its unique edit of cool exclusive brands that push the status quo. Royalty and movie stars have been walking away with our fashion since 1831, so go figure.
The masterminds behind our desired collection are our coveted buying team, who travel the world to secure new pieces and shape the fashion agenda day by day.

We now have a fantastic opportunity available for an Assistant Buyer in our Menswear International Brands, Shoes and Accessories team.

The role

As the Assistant Buyer, you will assist the Buyer with all operations of the buying function, from sales production to budget management.
Can you spot a trend from afar and are you ready for lots of responsibility and autonomy early-on in a fun, fast-paced team? Then this might just be the job for you!

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Work with awesome brands, from Fendi to Off-White
  • Assist the Buyer in spotting seasonal trends
  • Assist the Buyer in budget management
  • Keep an eye on the competitors and produce regular comparative shopping reports
  • Catch up with Department Managers weekly to highlight key brands and fashion trends and review best and worst sellers by line
  • Produce sales history at brand and departmental level to support the Buyer with range plans and buying strategies
  • Ensure that all departmental information records are accurately maintained
  • Supervise, train and motivate the Buying Administrator

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and experience you need:
Previous experience as a Senior Buying Administrator (1-2years)
Previous experience in luxury fashion
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work tight deadline
Good knowledge of PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

All your hard work, rewarded! 

We offer you a huge variety of benefits, including:

Very generous unlimited staff discount plus annual clothing allowance
Practically free London travel card for zones 1 – 6
Wide variety of local discounts at restaurants, bars, beauty institutions etc.
Vouchers or schemes that fit your world from childcare to bike to work
Charity day to support your good cause
Staff parties, team days and drinks events
Study support for those who want to expand their qualifications

Did we mention our young, social company culture and plentiful opportunities for career progression?
What are you waiting for - We’d love to hear from you!












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