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VISUAL MERCHANDISING MANAGER

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

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Visual Merchandising Manager

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 Visual Merchandising Manager with high levels of energy and passion for all things Ann Summers:

Summary of Key Activities:

* Manages the delivery of all visual merchandising. Ensuring the VM content is exciting, industry leading, commercial, inspiring and reflects the Ann Summers brand.
* Works closely with the Campaign and Channel Marketing Manager to provide full suite of POS and windows based on the retail Trading and Campaigns Calendar.
* Attending trading meetings and campaign development meetings when required to assist with the execution of commercial updates and trading changes. Implementing actions through the VM coordinator roles
* Responsible for all product launches in stores. Working with coordinators to ensure timely delivery of sign off with key stakeholders, advance communication through retail teams, exceptional activation as well as delivering to budget.
* Supports the Channel Marketing Manager and Customer Director on new and refit store projects within the business.
* Visits stores on a regular basis, uses the visits to review compliance for campaign launches and to ensure the guidelines they have issued are achievable in stores. Works with stores on these visits to help them get the best from the guidelines and offer suggestions on adaptation and commercial changes.
* Proactively reviews all the guidelines they have produced through feedback meeting with HO teams and store visits. Instrumentally directs changes to be made before other HO teams and proactively makes all teams aware of their work and asks for results to be measured.
* Supports the Retail Identity and VM manager by developing appropriate VM fixtures and window solutions to maximise the commercial return, researching VM trends and competitors. And improving the customer experience.
* Works effectively with internal and external teams to full fill the VM element of a new product fixture brief, Research competitors and source additional props, and materials when required.
* Leads team with a strong test and learn ethos to prove value to long-term solutions.
* Support the VM execution of all store refits, Placing equipment and mannequin orders, maintaining stock levels.
* Manage the POS production process from establishing VM requirements; to briefing design and liaising with printers to ensure a timely delivery to stores. Continue to challenge costs and ensure all projects are within budget.
* 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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