Careers Instore

Store Vacancies

Our in-store teams are the face of the Animal brand so we’re looking for people who combine a passion for the latest trends, with a love of adventure, and the desire to really understand what makes Animal tick.

Animal Assistant Store Manager – Poole – 40 hours per week

  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 15/11/17
  • Closing date: 3/12/17

Have you got Animal instincts?

In 1987, two surfers, tired of losing their watches to the waves, designed an innovative solution: the hook and loop strap. Rapidly adopted by the action sport community, the watch went on to launch the Animal brand. Thirty years later, Animal has become the premier UK action sports lifestyle brand. Defined by the sports at its core surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking Animal continues to evolve, bringing the thrill of the ride to alternative environments, from Kitesurfing and wakeboarding to BMX and skateboarding. Animal is proud to support its own pro team of riders and advocates, keeping the ride at the heart of everything they do. For the past three decades, Animal has operated a programme of 'rider-refined' innovation, using the pro team to test and tweak products for real rider performance. The Animal range has grown to include action sports lifestyle clothing, wetsuits, technical outerwear, footwear, watches, luggage and accessories. Authentic to its British roots, all products are designed in-house at Animal HQ, located on the south coast.

Reporting to the regional manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • To ensure that you and your team are brand ambassadors, consistently delivering the Animal ethos and culture and ensuring world-class standards of customer service remain at the forefront at all times. Inspire, coach and motivate staff to provide exceptional customer service and to demonstrate the key principles of this in your day-to-day behaviours and thus act as a role model for your team.
  • To be an ambassador and credible representative of Animal. Possess an excellent level of brand knowledge, its ethics and core values.
  • To drive store performance in all areas. To have the passion to excel.
  • To approach your job with a complete sense of ownership and accept the accountability that derives from that ownership.
  • To ensure all commercial KPI's are met, including: sales targets, stock control, staff budgets, mystery shopper results and P&L costs.
  • Use your commercial instinct to be in tune with local market and brand competitors.
  • To ensure that your store team remains professional when dealing with customer complaints and/or queries and your team are aware of their responsibilities as brand ambassadors.
  • To work with the visual merchandisers and follow all VM guidelines to maximize customer flow and sales potential.
  • To proactively train and develop the skills of all existing staff and new staff members to be the best on the high street.
  • To ensure that all aspects of the store's operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.
  • To address staff issues or concerns effectively, completing disciplinary and grievance investigations and liaising with personnel when appropriate.
  • To work with your regional manager to continually strive to improve turnover and the profitability of your store.

To assist in ensuring that all aspects of the store’s operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends

Apply Now


Animal Assistant Store Manager – Bury St Edmunds – 40 hours per week

  • Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 15/11/17
  • Closing date: 3/12/17

Have you got Animal instincts?

In 1987, two surfers, tired of losing their watches to the waves, designed an innovative solution: the hook and loop strap. Rapidly adopted by the action sport community, the watch went on to launch the Animal brand. Thirty years later, Animal has become the premier UK action sports lifestyle brand. Defined by the sports at its core surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking Animal continues to evolve, bringing the thrill of the ride to alternative environments, from Kitesurfing and wakeboarding to BMX and skateboarding. Animal is proud to support its own pro team of riders and advocates, keeping the ride at the heart of everything they do. For the past three decades, Animal has operated a programme of 'rider-refined' innovation, using the pro team to test and tweak products for real rider performance. The Animal range has grown to include action sports lifestyle clothing, wetsuits, technical outerwear, footwear, watches, luggage and accessories. Authentic to its British roots, all products are designed in-house at Animal HQ, located on the south coast.

Reporting to the regional manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • To ensure that you and your team are brand ambassadors, consistently delivering the Animal ethos and culture and ensuring world-class standards of customer service remain at the forefront at all times. Inspire, coach and motivate staff to provide exceptional customer service and to demonstrate the key principles of this in your day-to-day behaviours and thus act as a role model for your team.
  • To be an ambassador and credible representative of Animal. Possess an excellent level of brand knowledge, its ethics and core values.
  • To drive store performance in all areas. To have the passion to excel.
  • To approach your job with a complete sense of ownership and accept the accountability that derives from that ownership.
  • To ensure all commercial KPI's are met, including: sales targets, stock control, staff budgets, mystery shopper results and P&L costs.
  • Use your commercial instinct to be in tune with local market and brand competitors.
  • To ensure that your store team remains professional when dealing with customer complaints and/or queries and your team are aware of their responsibilities as brand ambassadors.
  • To work with the visual merchandisers and follow all VM guidelines to maximize customer flow and sales potential.
  • To proactively train and develop the skills of all existing staff and new staff members to be the best on the high street.
  • To ensure that all aspects of the store's operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.
  • To address staff issues or concerns effectively, completing disciplinary and grievance investigations and liaising with personnel when appropriate.
  • To work with your regional manager to continually strive to improve turnover and the profitability of your store.

To assist in ensuring that all aspects of the store’s operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends

Apply Now


Animal Assistant Store Manager – Bluewater – 40 hours per week

  • Location: Bluewater, Kent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 15/11/17
  • Closing date: 3/12/17

Have you got Animal instincts?

In 1987, two surfers, tired of losing their watches to the waves, designed an innovative solution: the hook and loop strap. Rapidly adopted by the action sport community, the watch went on to launch the Animal brand. Thirty years later, Animal has become the premier UK action sports lifestyle brand. Defined by the sports at its core surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking Animal continues to evolve, bringing the thrill of the ride to alternative environments, from Kitesurfing and wakeboarding to BMX and skateboarding. Animal is proud to support its own pro team of riders and advocates, keeping the ride at the heart of everything they do. For the past three decades, Animal has operated a programme of 'rider-refined' innovation, using the pro team to test and tweak products for real rider performance. The Animal range has grown to include action sports lifestyle clothing, wetsuits, technical outerwear, footwear, watches, luggage and accessories. Authentic to its British roots, all products are designed in-house at Animal HQ, located on the south coast.

Reporting to the regional manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • To ensure that you and your team are brand ambassadors, consistently delivering the Animal ethos and culture and ensuring world-class standards of customer service remain at the forefront at all times. Inspire, coach and motivate staff to provide exceptional customer service and to demonstrate the key principles of this in your day-to-day behaviours and thus act as a role model for your team.
  • To be an ambassador and credible representative of Animal. Possess an excellent level of brand knowledge, its ethics and core values.
  • To drive store performance in all areas. To have the passion to excel.
  • To approach your job with a complete sense of ownership and accept the accountability that derives from that ownership.
  • To ensure all commercial KPI's are met, including: sales targets, stock control, staff budgets, mystery shopper results and P&L costs.
  • Use your commercial instinct to be in tune with local market and brand competitors.
  • To ensure that your store team remains professional when dealing with customer complaints and/or queries and your team are aware of their responsibilities as brand ambassadors.
  • To work with the visual merchandisers and follow all VM guidelines to maximize customer flow and sales potential.
  • To proactively train and develop the skills of all existing staff and new staff members to be the best on the high street.
  • To ensure that all aspects of the store's operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.
  • To address staff issues or concerns effectively, completing disciplinary and grievance investigations and liaising with personnel when appropriate.
  • To work with your regional manager to continually strive to improve turnover and the profitability of your store.

To assist in ensuring that all aspects of the store’s operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends

Apply Now


Animal Supervisor – Bury St Edmunds

  • Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 13/10/17
  • Closing date: 30/11/17

About Animal

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born. Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

Reporting to the Store Manager and the Assistant Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI’s.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • To ensure as a member of the store team that all KPI’s are met, including: sales, stock control, staff cost, mystery shopper results and P&L costs etc.
  • To run the daily operations and management of the store in the absence of the store manager and assistant manager, ensuring that the store team consistently deliver excellent standards.
  • To assist the store manager and assistant manager in ensuring that you and the store team remain professional when dealing with customer complaints and/or queries and all team members are aware of their responsibilities as brand ambassadors.
  • To work with the visual merchandisers and follow all VM guidelines to maximize customer flow and sales potential.
  • To assist in proactively training and developing the skills of all existing staff and recruiting new staff members. To lead by example at all times.
  • To assist in ensuring that all aspects of the store’s operations are carried out according to company guidelines. To follow company manuals and use the management tools available, including: health & safety, administration, maintenance, security, banking, stocktaking and housekeeping.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends

Apply Now


Animal Sales Assistants – Bluewater – 20 hours per week

  • Location: Bluewater, Kent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 03/11/17
  • Closing date: 30/11/17

About Animal

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born. Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

Reporting to the Store Manager and the Assistant Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • Experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service would be an advantage. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • To assist the team in ensuring the store maintains the highest of standards at all times.
  • To help with all daily operational tasks, including merchandising and delivery.
  • To have a high level of brand knowledge and act as a brand ambassador at all times.

Desirable Skills:

  • Retail experience in a similar environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends.

Apply Now


Animal Sales Assistants – Exeter – 15 hours per week – Christmas Temp

  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 18/10/17
  • Closing date: 30/11/17

About Animal

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born. Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

Reporting to the Store Manager and the Assistant Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • Experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service would be an advantage. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • To assist the team in ensuring the store maintains the highest of standards at all times.
  • To help with all daily operational tasks, including merchandising and delivery.
  • To have a high level of brand knowledge and act as a brand ambassador at all times.
  • The successful candidate will need to be flexibility to work additional hours during the week when required , as this will be crucial, particularly as we get closer to Xmas.

Desirable Skills:

  • Retail experience in a similar environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends.

Apply Now


Animal Sales Assistant – Poole – 10 hours per week

  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 06/09/17
  • Closing date: 30/11/17

About Animal

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born. Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

Reporting to the Store Manager and the Assistant Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • Experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service would be an advantage. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • To assist the team in ensuring the store maintains the highest of standards at all times.
  • To help with all daily operational tasks, including merchandising and delivery.
  • To have a high level of brand knowledge and act as a brand ambassador at all times.

Desirable Skills:

  • Retail experience in a similar environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends.

Apply Now


Animal Sales Assistants – Weston-Super-Mare – 1 x 10 hours per week & 1 x 6 hours per week


  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: Staff discount, staff uniform allowance, contributory pension scheme
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 09/08/17
  • Closing date: 30/11/17

About Animal

Animal began life back in 1987 with a single product, the hook and loop watch strap. Designed by two surfers, the strap quickly gained recognition within the action sports community for its rugged, functional nature and the Animal name was born. Taking inspiration from its board sports heritage, Animal has expanded to become a leading lifestyle brand. Over the past three decades, the in-house design team has created authentic clothes and accessories, collaborating with riders and artists, while retaining the passion for adventure that started the journey all those years ago.

Reporting to the Store Manager and the Assistant Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management of staff, stock, customers and premises to ensure the delivery of outstanding quality customer service that is cost effective, timely and meets company policy requirements, as well as agreed targets, budgets and KPI's.

Requirements:

  • To ensure world-class customer service standards are delivered at all times. Customer service is central to the Animal team and we pride ourselves on having a bespoke customer service training programme to help us be the best on the high street and leave customers with an unforgettable experience.
  • Experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service would be an advantage. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • To assist the team in ensuring the store maintains the highest of standards at all times.
  • To help with all daily operational tasks, including merchandising and delivery.
  • To have a high level of brand knowledge and act as a brand ambassador at all times.

Desirable Skills:

  • Retail experience in a similar environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Animal brand, its heritage and history.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have a wide understanding of retail trends.

Apply Now


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