With exclusive luxury goods and world-class customer service, Selfridges delivers a retail experience that’s truly second to none. In this key project based role, you’ll make sure we have everything we need to run a behind-the-scenes operation that’s every bit as slick and impressive as it is on the shop floor.
Selfridges is consistently delivering cost reduction targets and undertaking cost reviews across GNFR spend area. As a consequence we require senior procurement professionals with proven experience to undertake and deliver various improvement/ change / cost reduction projects to time, quality and savings targets
KNOW THE ROLE
In this project based role you’ll be part of a dedicated team responsible for interrogating and analysing costs across all GNFR (Goods Not for Resale) spend areas,
Identifying and implementing purchasing projects as part of the Strategic Procurement team. These initiatives will include senior level tenders, negotiations and tactics which focus on driving significant cost and efficiency savings whist ensuring the business continues to operate effectively.
To do that means working closely with teams across the business to understand requirements, as well as influence and build strong relationships with senior level stakeholders.
Significant opportunity to make a real impact and challenge current spend areas, spotting areas for improvement; you’ll review the market and compare our existing suppliers to the competition, making sure we’re always getting the best value for money.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
You’ll be a graduate and hold a Charted Institute of Purchasing ( CIPS ) qualification along with solid background in Procurement, ideally within another retail/GNFR environment. Hands on knowledge and experience of successfully completing a similar cost reduction exercise is advantageous and desirable.
You’ll have the commercial acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and sheer resilience to deliver Procurement thinking into Selfridges. Proficient knowledge of MS Office is essential, as well as an ability to communicate at senior levels. Add strong organisation skills, analytical skills and an aptitude for juggling multiple projects you could soon be enjoying a challenging role with a name that’s a by-word for luxury and innovation.
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.
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!