BRAND SPECAILIST ACTIVEWEAR, FULLTIME, SELFRIDGES, OXFORD STREET
Selfridges offers an unrivalled shopping experience with products ranging from high street to high end. Whatever it is our customers are looking for, it’ll be up to you to ensure they enjoy an exceptional level of service that keeps them coming back for more
KNOW THE ROLE
You will do much more than just meet expectations. Instead, you’ll provide a bespoke service to customers from all over the world, while you take enormous pride in maintaining our high standards, driving sales and hitting targets. Our customers expect impeccable service delivered by people with a genuine passion for a range of brands and a thorough knowledge of products, fashion or non-fashion.
As a Brand Specialist you'll help us succeed in delivering a memorable experience by assuring clients using your confidence and creativity. Passionate about the Body Studio. You’ll always be up to date with the latest products and trends – while keeping a close eye on the competition, of course. Exciting and motivating your team will be your main focus, whether it’s through training workshops, group demonstrations or one-to-one mentoring. However you choose to do it, you’ll use your expert knowledge of trends, stock availability and computer reviews to enhance their product knowledge and service levels. Managing customer complaints with care and professionalism, you’ll make sure that every shopping experience with us is a positive one. Building strong relationships with other departments, like Visual Merchandising, will also be important, as will admin-based activities, such as organising deliveries and managing stock. Plus, your eagle eye for the hottest new Activewear trends will make sure that we continue to optimise and exceed our sales targets.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Your personal flair and innate sense of style will set you apart. While consulting with customers or clients on a range of products in the Body Studio Activewear department. You’ll take real pride in delivering a personalised and professional service. You’ll have genuine passion for Activewear inside and out with a natural curiosity to discover and explore more about the Body Studio Department to share with others. Bringing your personality to the service experience you will always look to genuinely connect with your customers while thinking creatively to bring their extraordinary shopping experience to life. As well as having the ability to work well as part of a team, you’ll be willing to embrace opportunities to build your impeccable sales skills in order to offer quality and reassurance to all of our customers and maintain solid awareness of everything from runway shows to the moment the item hits our shop floor.
Alongside knowing all there is to know about the latest activewear products, you’ll be a confident communicator so sharing your knowledge will be natural. A strong degree of commercial awareness will be a bonus, as will the ability to demonstrate initiative and spontaneity in challenging situations, both customer-facing and behind the scenes. Personable and positive, you’ll be able to resolve customer complaints and motivate your team.
KNOW WHATS 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), encouraging commission scheme, gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount! For more information on the full list of benefits we offer, go to the Salary & Benefits page.
KNOW THE SELFRIDGES STORY
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. With the store being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.
With our Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away. An exciting investment programme is underway in our
Oxford Street store which has already seen us open the revolutionary Body Studio, earlier this year. A unique concept space presenting over 150 brands and more than 30,000 different styles edited together to transform the way women shop for Bodywear. And it doesn’t stop there. In July we opened the first phase of our new Designer Studio, providing customers with cutting-edge and progressive designer fashion in a creative and dynamic environment. In November 2016 we will open phase one of our new Accessories Hall – the Northern Hall. Once completed, the 60,000 sq ft space will be our biggest destination. It will also include a new concept space, personalisation bar and eyewear destination.