At Selfridges, our customers look for the biggest designers, the latest trends, the hottest styles. As an Assistant Buyer on our Designer Studio department, it will be your responsibility to make sure that’s exactly what they get.
KNOW THE ROLE
Working on the Womenswear department, you'll use your knowledge of Womenswear 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 ARE LOOKING FOR
As an experienced Assistant Buyer, you’ll be passionate about Women's Contemporary fashion. 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.
KNOW WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 30 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
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.
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