We have an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to join our Merchandising team. If you have a love for numbers and analytical skills, this may be the right role for you.
KNOW THE ROLE
Working in our merchandising team, you'll analyse reports and allocate stock to stores for our departments, ensuring that the correct stock is in the right place at the right time to maximise sales and improve the flow of stock through the business. It will be down to you to maintain our model stock levels, action stock transfers between stores, update markdowns on our pricing system and provide sales & stock information to suppliers. You'll also assist the buying & merchandising team with weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis, working very closely with the retail operations teams.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
You’ll be highly numerate and analytical, with a keen eye for detail and a well-organised approach. To anticipate the needs of our stores, you’ll need to be proactive, with plenty of initiative and enthusiasm. And if you’re a good problem solver with strong IT skills such as Excel, you could soon be working in one of the most inspiring environments in retail.
THE SELFRIDGES STORY
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.
CAREERS AT SELFRIGES
Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to achieving this. Team members across our business maintain our vision through the values we live day-to-day and the unique Selfridges spirit we bring to every project. Just as we create an extraordinary experience for our customers, we are dedicated to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work. Being part of the Selfridges community offers many opportunities and unique experiences. As Harry Gordon Selfridge once said, ‘There’s no fun like work!’
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