Buyer - Beauty

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 a Buyer Beauty to join our Beauty Buying Team. As a Buyer you will resource, recommend and buy an appropriate merchandise range for assigned departments to meet agreed sales, stock, mark-down and profit targets in line with the overall Company buying strategy and to provide secondary support to the buying manager across all relevant functions.


What you will be doing

  • Research, prepare and present product ranges to the Head of Beauty to meet the above, taking into account sales history, trends and space allocation to products and product seasonality
  • Establish and negotiate the best possible terms to provide planned gross margins and stock turn
  • Manage cancellations to ensure that the stock levels at any given time reflect the up-to-date sales picture
  • Prepare and present seasonal financial and brand plans to the Head of Beauty/Beauty Director, in preparation for the seasonal Range Review to the CEO and Board
  • Work closely with online team in both e-commerce and web marketing teams to ensure the best range of brands and products is available online including securing exclusives


Skills and experience you need

  • You will have  previous experience as a Buyer or Junior Buyer (1-2years)
  • You will have 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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