Merchandiser – Harvey Nichols

Alshaya
Kuwait, Kuwait

Ref: GP435-2026
Alshaya

The Role


The Role


Harvey Nichols was founded in 1831 and is today the UK's premier fashion retailer, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive fashion merchandise. It offers many of the world's most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food.

A Merchandiser plans stock/intake requirements to meet the budgeted sales. A Merchandiser also manages the range building and selection/buying process of ranges, maintaining gross profit on purchases and net profile on sales in line with overall business expectations.

* Assist with business planning &ongoing planning of merchandise & forecasting of sales, subsequently accountable for sales/margin measurement
* Decide produce procurement through host brand range reviews or direct negotiation, including in season buys
* Asses store execution of merchandising plans, recommend optimum space management options(where applicable) based on store trends/category sales performance
* Recommend retail pricing levels, decide sale lines and mark down percentage strategy
* Develop relationships with internal/external contacts, & assess appropriate & critical information
* Coach & monitor performance of merchandise team within brand team
* Manage/maintain stock file accuracy on auditable elements

Requirements


Requirements


* Fluent in English language
* Advanced level in Excel is essential along with other Microsoft applications
* 2 - 3 years of Merchandising experience in a retail environment is essential
* Good interpersonal skills
* Proactive approach to problem solving

About the Company


About the Company


M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
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