The legendary Fortnum’s experience does not happen by accident; it takes individual talent, expert knowledge, attention to detail, unstoppable energy and most importantly – real team work. To this end, our Fashion, Beauty & Home buying team’s ensure that we are the perfect place to find elegant gifts for the most important people in your life.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and exceptional Assistant Buyer to join our close-knit team at our iconic Piccadilly flagship. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate, driven and committed to a career in luxury buying. Working on fragrance and beauty, you will seek to maximise sales and profit, with innovative ranging, careful analysis and collaboration with the merchandising team.
Our recently revamped Ladies & Gentlemen’s Floor’s has brought on many successes, and with this, many new and unique brands. This is a great opportunity to work with key houses as well as artisanal brands, to create an exclusive and unique assortment.
Our candidate will be supporting the Buyer in the complete buying cycle. The role will support in product selection, analysing performance and providing weekly sell-through reports, as well preparing for trade meetings and attending brand meetings, with the Buyer. Working on both seasonal and continuity range planning, you will work closely with our suppliers, as well as produce and conduct competitor activity reports.
A proven background in buying within fragrance and beauty is key to this role, as well as a strong understanding of the market. You will have experience buying premium brands, with a creative eye and an awareness of current retail trends. Strong commercial acumen, and superb Excel skills are key to this role, as well as the ability to work independently, efficiently and with initiative.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate previous experience as a Senior BAA or Assistant Buyer, and you will be ready for the next challenge in your buying career.