Hampers & Gifting Executive


Reference
VAC-6256
Role Type
Permanent
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary & Excellent Benefits
Salary
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date
21/06/2024

Hampers & Gifting Executive - London - (Hybrid working)
 
Do you know the latest trends in the food and beverage industry?
Do you enjoy all things Food & Beverages?
Do you love all things Hampers & Gifting?
If YES, we may have the role for you… 
 
Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, is searching for a new Hampers & Gifting Executive join its thriving Hospitality & Food and Beverage department in our Head Office in London – Knightsbridge. Our culture is based on inclusivity; we embrace diversity. Whoever you are, Harvey Nichols has a place for you.  

How we reward your hard work… 

At Harvey Nichols, we champion career development and are passionate about our people. We will do all we can to support your journey and career path with us. Alongside this you will have access to a world of amazing benefits such as. 

  • Up to 40% off fashion  
  • Up to 40% off hospitality, foodmarket and hampers 
  • 30% off beauty and perfumery, wine and spirits 
  • Clothing allowance 

You will also have access to charity days, a season ticket/bike loan; learning and development opportunities; to our Employee Assistance Program - Retail Trust and recognition schemes and the opportunity to join one of our employee groups – Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability. These are just some of the reasons people join and stay! 

About the role…

As Hampers and Gifting Executive you help create the range of hampers and make sure all the required Hampers are in the right place to enable our delivery department to successfully deliver on time. 

  •  Agree product selection strategy with the Buying Manager.
  • Research, prepare and assist the Buying Manager with the presentation of product ranges to the Head of Buying, Food and Beverage taking into account sales history, food and beverage trends, new exclusive brands, product space allocation, product seasonality and group themes
  • Resource, select, and recommend a range of hampers/gifts with agreed buying objectives
  • Ensure that selected products meet overall strategic guidelines in term of price, demand and promotion
  • Regularly review planned margin, cost and retail prices with the Buying Manager
  • Assist with the presentation of strategy and results to the Management Board as and when required
  • Scope order requirement for all hamper and gift related packaging and place orders with suppliers
  • Ensure accurate monitoring of deliveries, addressing issues which arise
  • Assist Buying Manager in communicating proposed hamper build plan to DC team to ensure product launch date deadlines are met
  • Phase planned delivery of hampers and gifting proposition towards the business (stores and on-line) in line with product selection strategy
  • Maintain sufficient stock levels of products and manage stock turn
  • Manage stock cancellations and returns to ensure that the stock levels at any given time reflect the up-to-date sales picture
  •  Action weekly sales information in order to highlight requirements for repeat orders, mark-downs and range changes and review this formally with the Buying Manager
  • Ensure data integrity to manage accurate data reporting
  • Ensure effective liaison with stores, warehouse and online
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and assist the Buying Manager to identify targets and drive sales opportunities/campaigns.
  • Assist the Buying Manager in seeking out new Clients/Corporate business opportunities to drive business
  • Regularly review each individual market, closely monitoring competitor’s activity and trends within product area.
  • Initiate, plan and recommend ways of improving sales performance, especially with regard to: -
    • Visual Merchandising both in-stores and online.
    • Promotional activity
    • Staff training
    • Negotiated supplier contributions where applicable

Is this you? 

We are looking for individuals who embrace diversity, love a challenge, are passionate about luxury retail and are looking for something uniquely different.  

  • Do you have excellent organisation, communication, and presentation skills?
  • Do you have strong interpersonal skills?
  • Are you proficient in Microsoft Office experience of Excel, PowerPoint?
  • Do you have good problem-solving skills?
  • Do you have a passion for Food & Beverages?

Where do I sign? 
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! 

If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day (no we don’t have uniforms) and this role catches your eye, hit the “apply” button below to kick-start your journey with us. 

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