Assistant Trading Manager

Recruiter
Selfridges
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
02 Oct 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
KNOW THE ROLE

We want to make sure what we offer online is every bit as good as what we offer in store. So that means stocking the latest trends, the best brands and the hottest products. Day-to-day, you'll use your knowledge of the latest trends to make sure that categories are merchandised appropriately. This will mean working directly with the Buying teams to develop a range plans, drive products to the site and achieve sales targets. Using website analytics, you'll feedback sales figures, conversions, new lines, order values and availability to senior online managers and directly with the brands. But above all, you'll make sure everything maintains the Selfridges standard at all times.

KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

For this role, advanced Excel skills are essential ' as is experience using web analytics tools like Core metrics or Google Analytics. You'll have worked in a similar role before (with at least one year's experience), preferably within merchandising, and be comfortable compiling reports and working to sales plans. Passionate about luxury brands, you'll be in touch with the latest trends ' spotting the next big thing is something that's always come naturally to you. Organised and professional, you'll do more than just meet the sales targets for your area ' you'll exceed them. If you can add top notch communication skills to all that, then you could be just the person we need to take our offerings to the next level.

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 of this is our investment programme which is underway in our Oxford Street store which 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.

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