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Our head office is located on the beautiful Dorset coast, with its miles of sandy beaches and the odd wave or two, providing the perfect environment to live, work and explore.

IT Support Analyst

Position details

  • Location: Poole Head Office
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 23/10/2017
  • Closing date: 30/11/2017

Animal, the well-known UK lifestyle brand is looking for a driven and ambitious individual to join our IT Team.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an IT Support Analyst to join our busy team, based at our Head Office in Poole, supporting users across our head office, warehouse and retail stores.

Experience required for the role is Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, along with proven experience of supporting users in a similar helpdesk role. A full driving license is also required as the role will involve travel between sites.

Experience in IBM i5/AS400, MS SQL Server and query writing, would be advantageous.

You will also need to have outstanding communication skills, exceptional organisation skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

Our ideal candidate will possess both the experience and the skills as detailed above and will also have a passion, key interest and understanding of the brand.

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Product Developer - Accessories & Gifts

Position details

  • Location: Poole
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 03/10/2017
  • Closing date: 30/11/2017

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Product Developer to join our Design Team.

This position is to support the Designers to meet range deadlines and the efficient operation of the department. You will be responsible for:

  • Work with the Merchandising Analyst on range seasonal analysis brief for your category.
  • Work with the Head of Design to develop the sourcing strategies for your category, ensuring they are in line with business objectives and take into account ranging and clear pricing architecture.
  • Design products that are on brand, working with the Heads of Design to ensure a balanced commercial and exciting range offer is put forward for approval.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the competition and how we benchmark as a brand.
  • In consultation with Heads of Design select suppliers to receive spec packs and make final vendor selection.
  • Work closely with the Merchandising Analyst to ensure range development is in line with company objectives and targets, working with them to ensure price points, margin and forecasts are taken into account with all decision making.
  • Be responsible for procedures; CADs, spec packs to ensure that all deadlines are achieved and critical path is adhered to.
  • Be responsible for process of development of the proto samples working with the Garment Technologist in order to complete.
  • Ensure the SM samples are sourced, produced and delivered on time to the highest quality standards.
  • Be responsible for forecasting quantities and propose SMS quantities for the season.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers, enabling you to identify their strengths and weaknesses to effectively negotiate with them and achieve the best price and product quality.
  • Lead the development of the critical path both the integration and the production in order to ensure products are delivered on time and assist with the creation of the production plan.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the production of proto samples, lab dips, trims, fabrics and strike offs - where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate with designers to ensure practical and cost effective methods are given due consideration.
  • Confirm final styles, negoitate final costs and ex factory dates with suppliers, ensuring liaising with HOP and production admin manager.
  • Ensure accurate communication and checking of information to all relevant departments including linebooks and dropped lines.
  • Maintain accurate product information to ensure quality and fit of sampling and production.
  • Develop professional relationships with all team members across all categories, ensuring one consistent brand look, always adhering to brand and trademark legislation.
  • When required conduct store visits in order to gain valuable consumer feedback.
  • Be able to manage workload and work to deadlines. Be well organised and self-motivated.
  • Hours and days of work will need to be flexible and regular travel in line with company expenses policy, is required in accordance with business needs.
  • Ensure you represent the Animal brand as an ambassador and champion in a professional manner at all times by appropriate appearance and behaviour.

Our ideal candidate will possess both the experience and the skills as detailed above and will also have a passion, key interest and understanding of the brand.

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Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to recruitment@animal.co.uk

Animal talent bank

If you’d love to work for us but haven’t spotted a role to match, then we’d still like to hear from you. We’re always in the market for fresh talent so here’s your chance to catch our attention, get sending to recruitment@animal.co.uk