Selfridges is a social centre where everyone is welcome. We surprise, amaze and amuse our customers everyday by doing the unexpected, celebrating those special moments and inspiring one another. We are the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience unrivalled with products and services ranging from high street to high end.
Selfridges consistently reviews productivity and efficiency of non-merchandise spend. As a consequence we require procurement professionals with proven experience to support the delivery of various improvements, change, cost management projects, improving quality and achieving savings targets.
In this role you’ll be part of a dedicated team responsible for Procurement across non-merchandise (GNFR) spend areas supporting projects and initiatives within the Procurement team. These will include spend analysis, tenders, negotiations and tactics which focus on driving significant cost and efficiency savings whist ensuring the business continues to operate effectively.
To do that means working closely with teams across the business to understand requirements, as well as influence and build strong relationships with senior level stakeholders.
A significant opportunity to make a real impact and challenge current spend areas, spotting areas for improvement; you’ll review the market and compare our existing suppliers to the competition, making sure we’re always getting the best value for money.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have a solid background in Procurement, with hands on knowledge and experience of successfully undertaking spend management initiatives is advantageous and desirable. You will also be highly proficient and adept at analysing spend with significant experience of MS Excel.
You’ll have the commercial acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and sheer resilience to support new ways of Procurement thinking into Selfridges. Knowledge of MS Office is essential, as well as an ability to communicate with the key stakeholders in the business. Add strong organisation skills, preferably working towards CIPS qualification and an aptitude for supporting multiple projects you could soon be enjoying a challenging role with a name that’s a by-word for luxury and innovation.
About the Company
We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.
We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability. In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s 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. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.
Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this. As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work