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Assistant Buyer - Womenswear Designer Galleries

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At Selfridges, our customers look for the biggest designers, the latest trends, the hottest styles. As an Assistant Buyer for Womenswear Designer Galleries, it will be down to you to make sure that’s exactly what they get.

KNOW THE ROLE

Working with brands such as Stella McCartney, Roland Mouret and Valentino, you will apply your knowledge of designer brands, supporting the sourcing and ranges 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 to determine which products are performing well, and to make recommendations on where we take our ranges next. You will also manage the process for the online buy.

KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

With experience as an Assistant Buyer, you’ll be passionate about Womenswear, ideally with experience in premium designer brands. A forward thinker, you’ll be up to speed on seasonal trends and hold your own when you’re dealing with reps. Creative flair, attention to detail and strong influencing skills are all essential.

KNOW SELFRIDGES

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.

KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOIU

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 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!