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Merchandiser

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Whyteleafe, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent

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Merchandiser

Ann Summers is an iconic empire and multi-channel retailer. Our journey has been paved by the Golds and we've got one hell of a heritage to be proud of. 44 years, over 2 million Rampant Rabbits, 131 stores and we're still throwing 7,000 parties each week.

Working for us certainly isn't for the faint-hearted but it is definitely for the passionate, the daring, and the expert. Our Headoffice is passionate about Ann Summers, and why wouldn't they be when our ultimate vision is to help every women in the world feel like the sexiest women in the world.

We are looking for a Merchandiser with high levels of energy and passion for all things Ann Summers:

Summary of Key Activities:

* Responsible for planning and building commercially viable ranges with support from buying function. This should be supported by sales and product analysis whilst considering future trends. Recommendations should take into consideration a strong commercial awareness and top line business strategy.
* Identify and implement key learns from previous season to optimise profit whilst identifying channel specific strategies.
* Sign-off all buys ensuring these are accurate and cover store allocations with sufficient stock to cover the seasonal sales plans. Ensure all buys placed are within the agreed OTB restraints for the season.
* Setting of seasonal and weekly budgets, forecasting and management of OTB for your areas.
* Regular analysis of department performance, with a view to maximise sales opportunities. Proactively seek additional sales and profit opportunities.
* Monitor and maintain margin in line with category KPIs.
* Manage department WSSI’s to react to performance, manage risk and potentialise bestsellers.
* Identify and suggest promotional activities to drive sales opportunities whilst mitigating risk to margin.
* Manage the defined business strategy for all clearance stock, to ensure this is cleared in line with set targets and in the most profitable method.
* Communicate departmental buys with Marketing and VM ensuring they have relevant information to support business.
* Takes on additional internal projects to support Merchandising function, acting as a cross function representative.
* Work closely with the management team, to define and communicate a clear vision of the future brand strategy, champion and communicate goals and targets to the wider merchandising team.
* Responsible for developing the skills of your team, identifying individual training needs as well as encouraging effective teamwork. Retain strong team members and actively succession plan.
* Challenges and improve processes with a view to create an efficient and collaborative working environment for the team.

We are the company we are because we do everything we can to make every day fun whilst making a real difference to the sex lives of people around the world. We promise that when you work with us at Ann Summers it will be fun because if you are going to work for a living, it should be doing something you love so apply today and become part of the team that Love Work!

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