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 a Buyer – Women’s Designer Collections, Lingerie and Swim.
As a Buyer at Harvey Nichols, you will get to deal with the best of what the fashion industry has to offer and buy into exciting collections. Can you spot a trend from afar, are you a fierce negotiator and do you have a feeling for what women want to wear? 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
Watch out for seasonal trends and competitors
Research and present product ranges to the Head of Buying, taking into account sales history, fashion trends, seasonality and space allocation
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
Establish and negotiate the best possible terms to provide planned gross margins and stock turn
Prepare and present seasonal financial and brand plans to the Head of Buying/Fashion Director, in preparation for the seasonal Range Review to the CEO and Board
Manage cancellations to ensure that the stock levels at any given time reflect the up-to-date sales pictures
Travel to shows, brands and collections
The Ideal Candidate
Skills and experience you need:
Previous experience as a Buyer or Junior Buyer (1-2years)
Previous experience in International brands
Excellent communication skills
Good negotiation skills
You will have an excellent organisational and planning skills and ability to work tight deadline
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!