Retail Project Manager

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Retail Project Manager

Head Office – Whyteleafe, Surrey

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

You might know us as the inventors of the Rampant Rabbit, or even the destination for must-have lingerie, and you’re right, but we’re SO much more than that…

Ann Summers is a brand that encourages empowerment and sexual wellbeing, and we dominate the market as experts. We harness our insight and experience to create a brand, product and experience that inspires our customers to feel their most sexy, confident and empowered – in the bedroom and in life!

Despite a challenging few years for the Retail sector, our brand has gone from strength to strength. Our customers were delighted to enjoy our store experience again after the forced closure due to the pandemic, and the demand for openings saw us bring the Ann Summers brand to new shopping destinations across the UK.

We’re launching a super exciting new role for a Retail Project Manager, this role will lead the store portfolio development plan to include all opening, closure, refit, relocation, and refresh projects.

The role….

* Manage retail property pipeline, ensuring projects are deliverable given available resource
* Work with Trading Director to understand upcoming projects and influence timing of new projects based on existing activities
* Ensure all internal stakeholders are engaged and effectively communicated to
* Develop and manage detailed project plans/critical paths, adapting accordingly based on changing needs and requirements
* Identify and delegate project tasks effectively based on skill set, experience, and strengths of teams
* Monitor project performance, constantly evaluate and mitigate risks, and deliver to agreed timelines
* Post-project analysis, reporting on successes and learnings
* Review list of preferred suppliers to ensure cost-effective and efficient assignment of contracts, to include shopfitters, signage, fixtures, VM etc.
* Work with Trading Director to evolve the current store concept and shape innovative changes to support ‘store of the future’
* Support in building business cases for refit/refresh spends, and manage progress of low-level work to drive improved presentation of stores
* Build and maintain great relationships across the business to be able to influence and ensure department accountability and ownership
* Carry out periodic external benchmarking of retail project management ways of working to ensure best in class processes
* Ensure all recommended spend is budgeted and accounted for
* Deliver against agreed spends, seeking savings where possible
* Deliver a great internal customer experience, taking feedback and always seeking to improve
* Actively participate in meetings and remain up to date with what is happening across the business

You will have….

* A true passion for the AS brand and what we stand for
* A proven track record in project management, with experience in the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality industries
* Experience owning and leading projects, end to end
* A strategic and organised approach underpinned by strong business acumen
* The ability to effectively manage cost and deliver results with available budget and resources
* Innovation and creative thinking, pushing the boundaries to strive for GREAT
* The ability to build strong relationships, both internally and externally
* Analytical thinking, considering all data and insight to get to the best result
* Exceptional attention to detail

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 part of, but you'll enjoy up to 50% staff discount, colleague engagement activities, a wellness programme, 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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