Assistant Buyer - Accessories
Working on the Accessories Department, you'll assist the Buyer in the sourcing the most extraordinary and exclusive products. You’ll be negotiating with suppliers – so we’re looking for someone with the tenacity and resilience to secure the very best terms for Selfridges. You’ll also build strong relationships with key stakeholders, collaboratively you will develop a strategy to maintain Selfridges presence at the forefront of fashion whilst maximising profit.
At Selfridges, our customers look for the biggest designers, the latest trends, the hottest styles. As an Assistant Buyer for our Accessories department, it will be down to you to make sure that’s exactly what they get.
Know The Role
Working with Women's Accessories you'll use your knowledge of Accessories to assist the Buyer in the sourcing of our products. You’ll be negotiating with suppliers – so we’re looking for someone with the tenacity and resilience to secure the very best terms for the store. You’ll also build strong relationships with merchandising and operations colleagues within the store, using their insights as well as your own trend research to determine which brands are performing well, and to make recommendations on where we take our ranges next.
Know What We're Looking For
As an experienced Assistant Buyer, you’ll be passionate about Accessories. A forward thinker, you’ll be up to speed on seasonal trends, demonstrate commercial acumen, and have a proven track record of managing relationships. You'll have proven experience in buying your own areas in addition to creative flair, attention to detail and strong influencing skills. You’ll also be full of innovative ideas for sourcing the best exclusive brands, designers and new products.
About The Company
Selfridges is 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.
The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909. The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries. In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘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. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.