“I’ve met some of my best friends working here and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Why did you apply to work for us?
I’ve worked for the business for nearly five years, I started at boohoo in Manchester and now working for Debenhams in the London offices. Initially I wanted to work with the Group due to its ever-growing success and presence in the online market. They reinvented fast fashion as we know it, you’d be silly to not want to be part of it.
What’s the best thing about working for us?
I’d have to say the people – such a diverse and talented bunch. I’ve met some of my best friends working here and I couldn’t be more grateful.
How would you describe the culture?
The term work hard, play hard really resonates with me. We have a lot of parties, and they bring everyone together. It’s great to get to know your team as well as others across the business whilst having a ridiculous amount of fun.
What do you get up to in your role? What makes it different compared with other similar roles you’ve had?
There’s never a dull day in merchandising (if you don’t mind being buried in spreadsheets). We manage and trade categories alongside the Buying team, managing the product life cycle from start to finish with everything in between. Covering a multitude of tasks such as planning, forecasting, data analysis, trade reporting, intake management, logistics, building and maintaining relationships and working cross-functionally within the business.
How has your career developed since you’ve worked here?
My career began here and has flourished nicely. I’d have to say always working closely with your line managers to grow and progress your own skills, driving your own development is key and pushing for any internal promotions.
What’s been your biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
My biggest highlight would have to be, successfully presenting my first strategy meeting to all my directors. That was definitely a great achievement so far.
What makes someone successful here?
Hard working, good communication and going that extra mile.
What do you think makes us unique as an employer?
The culture for sure.
Describe working here in 3 words.
Challenging, captivating and collaborative.