We have an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to join our Merchandising team. If you have a love for numbers and demonstrate strong 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, 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 and 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.
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 example of this is our investment programme which is underway in our Oxford Street store and has already seen us open the revolutionary Body Studio and 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 opened 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. 2017 has more exciting plans to unveil.
Team members across our business strive to keep our Vision a reality through the values we live day to day and the stories we make, tell and share.