Buyer – Women’s International Collections

London  |  Head Office

Reference
VAC-1922
Role Type
Full Time
Salary Overview
Competitive Salary
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
30/09/2018

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 International Brands.

The role

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!

 

 

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