Assistant Merchandiser – Accessories
At Selfridges, we want our products to fly off the shelves – and you’ll use your analytical skills and merchandising experience to make sure that’s exactly what happens in our Accessories department.
KNOW THE ROLE
Taking responsibility in our Accessories department, you’ll get the right stock to the right place at the right time and constantly monitor what’s selling and what’s not to maximise profitability. And while analysing figures and forecasting will be a big part of that, we’ll also expect you to work with visual merchandisers, buyers, retail ops and the distribution centres to make informed decisions on how to increase sales - and our bottom line.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Highly numerate and analytical, you’ll have excellent problem solving and decision making skills. Good attention to detail is important and as well as being an experienced Assistant Allocator, you’ll be a confident communicator and manager, with the ability to challenge and influence others across all levels.
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, 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. We also opened the first phase of our new Designer Studio, providing customers with cutting-edge and progressive designer fashion in a creative and dynamic environment. Last November, we opened phase one of our new Accessories Hall – the Northern Hall. The 60,000 sq ft space will be our biggest destination and the second phase later this year will include a new concept space, personalisation bar and eyewear destination.
KNOW WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Employees at Selfridges’ stores and head offices enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and amazing 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. Key benefits include a generous staff discount, 27 days’ holiday, gym membership offers and great bonus potential.