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An opportunity has arisen within the Intersport division for a full time Category Assistant to join the Intersport division on a temporary basis, providing product, administrative and customer service support to the department.

Similar to a buying administration assistant role, this would be an ideal opportunity for someone with previous retail experience and a desire to develop within buying. An interest with sports/sports brands would be advantageous.

Exceptional communication and customer service skills are a pre-requisite of this role, combined with strong excel skills and an ability to quickly learn and use new systems.  Diligence and accuracy are also essential as the role involves a lot of data analysis and spreadsheet work. A flexible team player with a ‘can do approach’ is required in this fast paced, evolving environment.

The Fashion Department of AIS are looking for a credible, passionate and commercially astute Womenswear Buyer with an exceptional eye for product.  They must be able to demonstrate extensive Womenswear branded buying experience. Together with a broad knowledge of the Independent retail sector and the target customers.

Working in this varied role where no two days are the same, you will be responsible for selecting and buying seasonal and core products from a wide selection of brands. Some of which include Barbour, Joules, Seasalt etc for the Retail Division Member stores. Working closely with the Womenswear Controller and Senior Womenswear Buyer (the reporting line for this role) to set budgets and build and maintain excellent relationships with both members and suppliers.

Working closely with members to understand their individual and collective requirements is essential to develop product selection and buying strategies. Therefore excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach are a pre-requisite of this role, as is the ability to influence and negotiate.

Applicants need to be confident, creative and self-motivated with an ability to work autonomously and a desire to work within the Independent retail sector.

A full induction into the buying group module will be provided, including time shadowing the Senior Womenswear Buyer to ensure a thorough understanding of the members and their requirements.

There will be extensive UK travel involving store visits and buying appointments with overnight stays required along with trade shows and occasional overseas travel to attend key events.

The Fashion Department of AIS are looking for a credible, passionate and commercially astute Menswear Product Developer with an exceptional eye for product.  The role would suit an experienced product developer with previous Menswear experience and an ability to develop own label product ranges for exclusive sale to AIS Members.

This role requires a commercial and creative individual with an exceptional eye for product who has shown that they understand the fashion retail market and the target customer. Applicants need to be confident, creative and self-motivated with an ability to work autonomously and a desire to work within the Independent retail sector. 

There will be some UK travel involving store visits with overnight stays required along with trade shows and occasional overseas travel to attend key events.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a self-motivated and commercially astute Director of IT, Systems and Business Information to join our offices in Solihull, West Midlands.  Overseeing the IT infrastructure and operations, business and retail systems, this position will develop and drive the IT strategies, whilst delivering business continuity.

A key requirement will be reviewing and improving our sources and use of business intelligence to strengthen our internal commercial processes and, by extension, add value to our members through the provision of relevant information to them.

The successful candidate will be experienced in operating at a strategic and analytical level and possess ideally gained with strong leadership and project management skills combined with a creative and collaborative approach to problem solving.

This role requires wide ranging technical ability including cloud, virtualisation, automation, systems design, agile and micro services. Experience in managing IT and systems led departments is essential, ideally gained within a head office retail environment or a relevant retail sector service provider.