Assistant Merchandiser

  • Salary: Benefits you will get excited about
  • Location: Whyteleafe, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent

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Assistant Merchandiser

Based at our Head Office in Whyteleafe, Surrey (just 15 minutes outside of Croydon, easily commutable from London)

Competitive hybrid working model enhanced by variable core hours including summer hours!

Great benefits that are worth getting excited about!

We’re on the look out for an experienced Assistant Merchandiser with a background in fashion retail. You will support the team to maximise sales opportunities and profitability, by using your commercial skills to ensure accurate stock levels and cover. Providing the Team with daily figure analysis, future sales and range planning, as well as working closely with the Buying team to deliver the Critical Path will ensure yours and the departments' success.

A bit about Ann Summers…

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

We’re an inclusive brand that strives to EMPOWER, lives to PUSH BOUNDARIES, gets kicks off MAKING IT HAPPEN and absolutely LOVES OUR CUSTOMER!

Whether you’re working at our head office, in one of our stores, as part of our warehouse operation or as a self-employed Ambassador, one thing that’s guaranteed is no two days are the same. We’re a unique and diverse brand with phenomenally talented experts – together we inspire to achieve the brand’s global vision.

The role…

The role uses data and trend analysis to inform merchandise decision making. Working cross functionally with various stakeholders to deliver a best-in-class commercial stock performance. This role adds value to the business by ensuring the right product is in the right place at the right time, affecting the bottom-line performance across our multi-channel business.

A bit about the role…

* Supports Trade, reviewing department performance and responding to trading patterns, highlighting risks and opportunities to the merchandiser.
* Conduct weekly Line Print meetings with MAA and Channel team. Suggest and agree on actions with the Merchandiser prior to the meeting and feedback on any comments after the meeting.
* Under the merchandiser's guidance review all aspects of your categories’ WSSIs, forecasting sales & profit based on current trends and managing terminal stocks. Highlighting sales, profit and stock risks and opportunities.
* Manages line cards with MAA support, ensuring full availability of continuity lines, making 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 to 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 the 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.

We’re looking for someone who has:

* Previous experience at Assistant Merchandiser level or similar -preferably within a fashion retailer
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally.
* An amazing stakeholder manager and relationship builder, who leads by example, inspiring individuals & teams to do their best
* Strong commercial awareness and the ability to react appropriately to in-season trading
* Intermediate / Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, vlookups)
* Advanced numeracy skills
* Someone who can make it happen and enjoys a fun and dynamic environment
* A person who cares about doing a great job and empower others with the quality of what you do
* An authentic ambassador you champion & demonstrate our people's values at all times.


At Ann Summers we are proud to continue embracing inclusion, diversity, and equality in our every day, supporting our people to be themselves. We are committed to building teams with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views.

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 not only will enjoy 50% staff discount, but so much more, take a look…

* 29 Holidays (including Bank Holidays) and additional 1-day holiday up to 34 days for each additional year you’re part of the AS family* Company-wide bonus scheme
* Workplace pension
* Life Assurance
* Your Birthday off
* A week off after getting married/civil partnership
* Colleague social activities
* Eye care vouchers
* Company perks scheme
* Holiday purchase scheme
* Free on-site car park at HO

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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