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ASSISTANT MERCHANDISER

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

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Assistant 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 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 an Assistant Merchandiser based in our head office, with high levels of energy and passion for all things Ann Summers:

Summary of Key Activities:
* Supports with Trade, reviewing department performance and responds to trading patterns, highlighting risks and opportunities to the merchandiser.
* Conduct weekly Line Print meetings with MAA and Channel team. Suggest and agree actions with Merchandiser prior to meeting and feedback any comments after the meeting.
* Under merchandiser's guidance review all aspects of your categories’ WSSIs, reforecasting sales & profit based on current trend and managing terminal stocks. Highlighting sales, profit and stock risks and opportunities.
* Manages line cards with MAA support, ensuring full availability of continuity lines, make suggestions of re-orders to merchandiser and highlighting any stock risks.
* Supports strategy / buy planning by pulling lessons learnt and analysing data. Contributes to the buying and sign off process.
* Attend and contribute in weekly critical path meetings. Feedback to Merchandiser & management and seeks to resolve issues.
* Supports MAA with intake management and is solution orientated when dealing with suppliers and ensures critical dates are met. Solving problems under Merchandiser guidance.
* Plan and prepare size breakdowns and sizing grid. Review and sign off with Merchandiser before sending to suppliers.
* Build relationships with internal and external partners including buying, wholesale, warehouse, VM and channel.
* Assist in the training and development as well as support the Merchandising Admin Assistant in the day to day running of the department.
* Proactively drive own development.
* Other ad hoc analysis.
* Support and display brand values and show passion, enthusiasm, brand and commercial awareness.
* Deputise for the JM/Merchandiser in floor meetings and leading the trade meetings when required.
* Meet company 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. 

Ann Summers complies with all GDPR policies and by responding to this ad your details will be kept on record for a total of 6 months unless expressed otherwise.

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