Job description / Role
Luxury Buyer - Harvey Nichols - Kuwait
This is an exciting Buyer opportunity for luxury jewelry, accessories & handbags department. Reporting to the Senior Buyer you will be responsible for assisting them in the development of buying for Harvey Nichols - Kuwait. You will be involved in brand selection, product launches, in-store merchandising, attending & planning buying trips, liaising with Visual, marketing & Store teams and category management.
You will have/be:
* At least 5 years' retail fashion experience, including 3 years in a buying role for luxury brands.
* Highly developed negotiation and sales planning skills
* Experience of managing suppliers.
* Excellent English communication skills (Arabic language skills are also desirable).
About the Company
M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for nearly 90 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 3,900 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 53,000 people from over 120 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.