Womenswear Luxury Designer Buyer

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Job Reference: selfridges/TP/44931/484
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 04/11/2018
Job Category: Administration
Region / Division: London - Duke Street
Location: London

Job Introduction

When it comes to our products, we like to make sure our customers are spoilt for choice. So whether it involves the latest and greatest products or keeping popular items on the shelves, join us in the role of Buyer for our Designer galleries and it will be you that makes sure we’re always fully stocked.

Know The Role

Responsible for our Designer galleries, you’ll source both new brands and products and manage existing ones including Balmain, Gucci and Celine.

A keen negotiator, you’ll make sure that we never pay over the odds for new stock - perhaps you’ll even be able to engineer trade discounts or markdowns. Either way, you’ll ensure that all buying decisions are based on a sound commercial framework and have the capacity to drive sales and profits.

Working closely with the Merchandiser, you’ll review the performance of both new and existing brands and make recommendations to the Buying Manager where necessary. On top of that, you’ll also work with departments including Visual Merchandising, PR and Marketing to make the most of any promotional opportunities that crop up. 

Know What We're Looking For

With a solid understanding of the luxury market, you’ll be able to apply your commercial know-how to sourcing the hottest new brands and products. Numerate and personable, negotiating deals with suppliers will be a breeze, and your creative flair will help you work successfully with marketing to launch new products and brands. If you can add to that a good knowledge of PC systems, a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills, then this role could really see you improve our customers’ shopping experience – not to mention our profits.

About The Company

We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work