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An exciting opportunity has arisen working closely with Selectors and Director of Furniture, as an Assistant Selector. This is a unique role in that it encompasses all aspects of the buying cycle up until the point of order placement where we instead present products to our membership. Key responsibilities of this role are to select commercial ranges which drive sales and profitability within the Furniture category with the approval of the Director of Furniture.

A basic knowledge of lighting across Furniture would be advantageous for this role and successful candidates should have some experience within the Furniture Sector, ideally having worked at Merchandiser / Assistant Buyer level within a multiple retailer.

Excellent communication skills are a pre-requisite of this role, as is the ability to influence and negotiate. Applicants need to be self motivated with proven project management skills and the ability to see tasks through from conception to completion as you would be participating in the planning and organisation of two major shows per year.

A full, clean driving licence is essential as there will be extensive UK travel. Applicants may also be required to travel to Europe visiting our members.

Applicants will also need to be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft packages, as a minimum and the ability to produce accurate work of the highest standard expected at AIS.

We have an opportunity within the Housekeeping department for a Cleaner to help ensure the efficient and smooth running of the department.

The current roles available are as follows:

5.00pm – 8pm Monday to Friday (15 hrs. per week)

A pre- requisite for the permanent roles is the ability to work additional hours and weekends when required to support with show cleans.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Events or Project Manager to join a busy team working directly under the Head of Operations. working closely with internal departments, this position will provide key support in the delivery of trade shows from planning stages through to breakdown, as well as leading on health and safety matters and compliance relating to all showroom activities and personnel.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised and be proficient in overseeing and managing a team as well as ensuring strict deadlines are adhered to. In addition they must have impeccable stake holder management skills as well as demonstrable customer development and relationship management skills.  It is essential this this candidate had relevant health and safety qualifications.