Wholesale Assistant Merchandiser

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Wholesale Assistant Merchandiser

Head Office – Whyteleafe, Surrey

Competitive salary + exciting benefits (including an impressive 50% staff discount!)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Assistant Merchandiser to join our Wholesale team, taking ownership for building and maintaining successful partner relationships, trading our wholesale accounts and supporting in the day-to-day running of the Wholesale department.

The AM will work closely with the Merchandiser and the wider wholesale department, to enable the continued growth and success of this extremely successful area of our business.

We’re looking for someone who is PASSIONATE, COMMERCIAL with DRIVEN. This is a fast-paced environment so it’s crucial that you’re self-motivated with a real ‘can-do’ attitude.

Ann Summers is SEXY, DARING, PROVOCATIVE and NAUGHTY – we push boundaries and buttons to give our customers exactly what they want!

We’re the destination brand for must-have lingerie and sex toy innovation and stand proud as the authority in our industry. We passionately champion sexual liberation and believe that every woman in the world should feel like the sexiest woman in the world!

Whether you’re working at our head office, in one of our stores, in our warehouse or are part of the AS Sisterhood, one thing that’s guaranteed is no two days are the same. We’re a unique brand with a phenomenally talented team of experts across all our channels – together we’re empowered to achieve the brand’s global vision.

The role….

* Pro-actively trade partner accounts to deliver KPIs, increase sales and reduce costs
* Responsible for managing the end-to-end delivery of products to third-party partners, from order placement through to delivery
* Able to manage and work to critical path deadlines, ensuring efficient running of the Third-Party department
* Pro-actively manage day-to-day workload, supporting in identifying issues and proposing solutions, and deputise for the Third-Party Merchandiser, delegating as appropriate
* Produce and analyse weekly, monthly and seasonal performance & lessons learnt reports, identifying risks, opportunities & appropriate actions
* Participate & present in weekly, monthly & seasonal performance review meetings
* Ensure Logistics and Finance have all the necessary information to process and invoice partner orders, supporting the Logistics department in maintaining the partner ‘How To’ Guides
* Liaise with internal departments to help resolve issues when they arise
* Support in the training and development needs of the Administration Assistants encompassing regular 1-1s, great goals reviews and PDP
* Liaise with partners and Administration Assistants to produce & analyse weekly/monthly sales/stock/despatch reporting & issue to the business as required
* Work closely across the Third-Party and Merchandising departments to deliver the best use of existing stock to help manage stock levels
* Ownership of long-term continuity forecasts, ensuring stock availability for third-party partners
* Deliver a great customer experience, taking feedback and seeking to improve
* Ensure regular visits on partner websites to review product, spot opportunities/errors & ensure product is traded accordingly

You will have….

* A genuine passion for the Ann Summers brand
* Experience as an Assistant Merchandiser, ideally gained within Retail or Wholesale
* Strong commercial acumen
* A methodical and organised approach
* Exceptional attention to detail
* Confidence with a positive outlook
* The ability to work well under pressure

What’s in it for you?

Being part of the AS family offers some fab benefits, not only is it a great brand to be a part of, but you'll enjoy up to 50% staff discount, colleague engagement activities, free on site car parking at Head Office, pension, optional healthcare and a corporate perks scheme, just to name a few!

We value each one of our colleagues and aim to make Ann Summers a great place to be - after all, if you love what you do, you'll never WORK a day in your life.

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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