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  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • London
  • 4d left

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  • You must have experience in food buying/merchandising, forecasting, supply chain processes, and stakeholder management. Be results-driven, detail-oriented, and confident in a fast-paced environment.
  • You will be responsible for managing stock orders, analyzing sales performance, negotiating deals with suppliers, and developing merchandising plans to maximize profit for the company.


  • Experience of working in a Food Buying / Merchandising discipline
  • Experience in Food / Packaging planning and forecasting
  • Good understanding of supply chain processes and responsibilities across all food categories but in particular – own label food
  • Results driven, commercially focused manager, able to execute in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be highly analytical, detail-orientated, deadline driven, and able to multi-task with solid organisational skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management and confident communicating to all levels within the business.
  • A positive, enthusiastic problem solver who relishes a challenge.


  • Compile and Review the Buying departments weekly and daily reports with the relevant buyers and recommend and take actions as required to ensure the delivery of the business kpi’s
  • Maximise availability of stock across all channels to meet internal kpi’s
  • Create and manage weekly and seasonal trackers at sku level to keep the selling channels and wider business informed of stock positions.
  • Manage stock orders using OTB and WSSI’s to ensure optimum stock holding / weeks cover at all times
  • Review Net Achievable Margin (NAM) performance and investigate any deviations from the plan for review with the key stakeholders within the Buying departments.
  • Provide information and analysis with the buying teams to negotiate profit funding, markdown funding, space, and density deals with suppliers, where appropriate.
  • Good understanding of stock systems and data management for operational use and analysis
  • Support the Buying departments with the development and maintenance of the own label food range considering systems, processes, suppliers, competitors, and stores.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheet records to monitor the cost and availability of own label food packaging to always avoid out-of-stock situations.
  • Develop and maintain accurate store merchandising plans for each store in line with the category strategy. Build good working relationships with all store teams and encourage regular dialogue.
  • Regularly, Reforecast sales, intake, markdown, density, profit, and terminal stock. Review the forecasts with the Senior Merchandiser and Buyers to ensure strategic decisions are made to maximise profit.
  • Provide management information for all range reviews as required
  • Compile PIR’s for all seasonal ranges with recommendations to aid decision making for the following year.
  • Prepare accurate plans for seasonal ranges factoring in markdown to ensure accurate forecast are presented to the business as part of the budget process.
  • Participate in agreeing sales growth with the Buying departments and assist in the preparation of budgets by department, category, store and on-line
  • Working with the relevant buying teams propose annual sales, margin, and stock targets for input into the business budget process. Working with the buying and marketing teams, ensure that the Group marketing calendar reflects the needs of the foods department, and any activity is planned and forecasted accurately and included in the budget process.
  • Continually review the impact of terminal and delisted stock and recommend actions to clear and free up OTB
  • Working with the buying teams establish range parameters and sku counts to ensure maximum stock turn of products
  • Ensure all system data is accurate and up to date integrity to manage accurate data reporting
  • Ensure regular store visits to better understand local requirements and space planning.
  • Ensure regular supplier and DC visits to build and maintain relationships with key personnel to enhance communication around service and fulfilment.


What are some benefits of working as a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols?

Some benefits of working as a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols include discounts on fashion, hospitality, beauty, and more, access to charity days and employee assistance programs, learning and development opportunities, and the chance to join employee groups focused on wellbeing, diversity, and sustainability.

What are the key responsibilities of a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols?

The key responsibilities of a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols include compiling and reviewing buying department reports, managing stock orders and availability across different channels, analyzing Net Achievable Margin performance, negotiating deals with suppliers, developing and maintaining merchandising plans, forecasting sales and intake, and building relationships with store teams and suppliers.

What qualifications and skills are required for a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols?

Qualifications and skills required for a Food Merchandiser at Harvey Nichols include experience in food buying/merchandising, knowledge of supply chain processes and responsibilities, strong analytical and organizational skills, stakeholder management abilities, and a results-driven and commercially focused mindset.

How can I apply for a Food Merchandiser position at Harvey Nichols?

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A British lifestyle store offering a fearlessly modern edit of fashion, food and beauty, we inspire people to stand out and be unique. With a reputation for bringing new and exciting product to our stores and online, we also provide our customers with the best in hospitality ranging from a luxury wine offer to award-winning restaurants. WHERE WE'VE COME FROM Founded in Knightsbridge, London in 1831, we now have stores in Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, and Bristol; and let’s not forget our iconic OXO Restaurant with magnificent Thames side views; our decadent Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool and our fabulous franchise stores across the globe. THE HERE AND NOW A lot has changed since Benjamin Harvey first opened his linen store in 1831, but some things remain the same: we still have a fierce reputation for breaking the rules, for daring to be different, and for challenging established retail thinking and practice. Welcome to the wonderful world of Harvey Nichols.