Assistant Buyer - Beauty


Job Introduction

At Selfridges, our customers look for the hottest beauty brands and latest products. As an Assistant Buyer for Beauty, you will ensure that is exactly what they get.

Know The Role

Applying your knowledge of Beauty Brands, you will support with the sourcing of our products – keeping us one step ahead of our competitors. As an Assistant Buyer, your role will include negotiating with suppliers – so we’re looking for someone with the tenacity and resilience to secure the very best terms for the store. Maintaining excellent relationships with suppliers, your commercial focus will mean you take interest in your products right through to point of sale.  Managing a Buyer’s Admin you will work closely with the Buyer as well as key functions across the wider business - including Merchandising, Retail Operations, Marketing, PR, Digital and VM.  The successful candidate will also manage instore pop-up spaces and online edits.

Know What We're Looking For

First and foremost, you’ll be passionate about Beauty. A forward thinker, you’ll be up to speed on seasonal trends and be great at working with our suppliers. Creative flair, attention to detail and strong influencing skills are vital. Beauty buying experience at Assistant Buyer level is desirable, but not essential.

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