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

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Product Technologist

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 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 Product Technologst with high levels of energy and passion for all things Ann Summers:

Summary of Key Activities:

* Work cohesively and effectively within the Technical team , buying teams and supplier base.
* Develop high quality products into key price points, pricing strategies and delivery deadlines
* Ensure consistency of product performance throughout the product categories ensuring that performance boundaries are continually pushed to ensure we stay market leaders in quality, performance and fit
* Follow the QA systems and procedures to ensure there is always full flexibility with the continually changing buying patterns and market trends
* Work with supplier base to continually and consistently improve and implement strong quality systems and procedures to improve cost efficiency, quality and performance wherever possible
* Monitor and Analyse market trends and work closely with the buying teams to deliver new and exciting innovative products and trends that exceed customers expectations
* Build and maintain strong relationships with the supply base, to delivery highest quality and performance standards. Review and Analyse supplier performance and swot analysis to rate and improve supplier performance from season to season
* Take responsibility for own Development, learning through observing and effective communication with the team.
* Demonstrate a pro-active flexible approach to products, and garments to keep sample requirements, testing and submissions to a minimum ensuring critical path deadlines are achieved
* Monitor any quality issues that may arise. Ensure quality and performance is in conjunction with the buying strategies and meets the needs of the market
* Stakeholder Communication
* To communicate effectively with all internal and external Stakeholders
* Making sure you show awareness of the operational effect and impact of our decisions on other areas of the business and communicate accordingly.
* Meeting of the Company`s Values.

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!

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further.

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