We have an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to join our Merchandising team. If you have a love for numbers and analytical skills, this may be the right role for you.
Working in our merchandising team, you'll analyse reports and allocate stock to stores for our departments, 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 & merchandising team with weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis, working very closely with the retail operations teams.
The Ideal Candidate
Youll be highly numerate and analytical, with a keen eye for detail and a well-organised approach. To anticipate the needs of our stores, youll need to be proactive, with plenty of initiative and enthusiasm. And if youre 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.
About the Company
Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the worlds 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 founders 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 Worlds 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.