Assistant Merchandiser - Makeup & Fragrance
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We are recruiting for an Assistant Merchandiser to join our Beauty team.
About the Role
As the Assistant Merchandiser for Beauty, you will assist the Merchandiser with effectively planning and trading across the division. You will be responsible for initiating and proposing actions through analysis of brand, category or attribute trading patterns in order to deliver the KPI’s.
You will be responsible for achieving the divisional KPI’s: including sales, margin and OTB levels. Working closely with internal teams across Buying, Retail, Distribution and our external vendors, you will manage the range over its lifecycle, communicating opportunities and risks to internal stakeholders.
Your duties will also include:
- Monitoring and reviewing performance of direct reports, identifying individuals who are ready for promotion or require performance improvement plans.
- Challenging Merchandising processes to ensure the team is working efficiently and effectively to support the business.
- Carrying out in-season reviews to offer valuable analysis for the Merchandiser and Buyers to make strategic decisions for future season plans.
- Reforecasting in-season performance against plan, taking action in order to maximise profit.
We are looking for an established Assistant Merchandiser, or high performing Merchandise Admin Assistant, or be in a comparable Buying role looking for a change. You will have a strong understanding of the key financials, including current forecasts and growth requirements by selling channel.
You will passionate about going above and beyond for the team and will have developed leadership and coaching capabilities. You will be a champion of best practice and Merchandising processes, such as range analysis, efficient flow of stock and PO management. You will be an Excel expert, with experience of auto-replenishment and forecasting.
You will also:
- Be detailed orientated, able to work at pace and adapt to changing priorities.
- Be able to work autonomously.
- Be data driven & financially aware & have a nurturing approach.
- Consistently strive for exceptional results.
- Be focused on driving profitability through effective planning and analysis.
Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.
Our Promise to You
Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.
In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.
At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.
If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods
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