Antler Careers

 

Head Office Opportunities

  • Online Merchandiser
    Antler is the UK’s longest-established luggage brand with over 100 years of expertise. With new private equity backing, the brand is poised for reinvigoration and rediscovery in 2020 and beyond: There has never been a better time to become part of this dynamic business.   Our ambitious but achievable growth plans are centered around our online channel, and we are now looking for a driven, dynamic and commercial Online Merchandiser to help drive this growth and elevate and enhance our online offering to positive commercial effect. The role will report directly to the Head of eCommerce. The primary areas of responsibility for this role are as follows:
     
    Platform Performance
      To drive site revenue and conversion with rigor and ambition, taking a continuous improvement approach, including, but not limited to, the following:
    > Management of the e-commerce content calendar for both Antler.co.uk and RevelationLondon.com along with Amazon marketplaces.
    > Ensure all changes and updates are completed in a timely manner and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
    > Ensure that all products and promotions are merchandised correctly and commercially presented online in accordance with the trading and marketing calendar.
    > Complete weekly website & marketplace reviews and audits to ensure the highest standards of excellence, consistency and optimised performance across all sites.
    > Proactively develop and maintain an effective relationship with our logistics and demand planning teams to ensure that out of stocks are minimised and key lines have a perfect in stock ratio.
    > Work with our Customer Service and Finance teams to minimise returns and fraudulent transactions, experience with Stripe Payments would be beneficial.
    > Forensically monitor all potential conversion obstacles, identifying and implementing solutions.
    > Continually review and optimise the performance of our on-site search function, Klevu, adding synonyms where relevant to optimise conversion.
    > Continuously research and evaluate ways in which the site can build trust and serve the most accurate, relevant and appealing product information to the customer.
    > Ensure our UGC content is accurately presented on site and work with our Customer Service team to surface issues proactively.
    > Report weekly against site metrics and key KPIs, ensuring actions can be take each week to drive incremental conversion and sales.
     
    From Q2 onwards, we will be launching Antler.com on Shopify Plus, and you will be an integral part of the team ensuring we launch a best-in-class and futureproof site, on time and on budget, seamlessly integrated with our back-end systems and third-party platforms and suppliers.
     
    Candidate Requirements:
    > 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
    > Experience managing all elements of an eCommerce platform – Shopify experience is essential, Magento 1 experience would be advantageous.
    > Comprehensive understanding of Google Analytics and experience in using the data to mine insights which can be actioned on site to drive commercial KPIs.
    > Knowledge of and experience working with payment gateways.
    > Basic HTML skills. CSS and basic Photoshop desirable.
    > Ability to adapt ideas and concepts to specific brand guidelines while remaining open to feedback.
    > Knowledge of and experience working with agile project management desirable.
    > Knowledge of and experience working with Amazon / feeds.
    > Energetic and enthusiastic – has a sense of urgency.
    > Excellent communications, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to quickly build effective relationships.
    > Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
     
    If this sounds like you, please apply in writing, explaining why you’re perfect for the role, enclosing a copy of your CV, to grace.lennon@antler.co.uk using the subject line “Online Merchandiser”.  Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to successful candidates.
     

   

Retail Store Opportunities

  • Store Manager - York
    We are looking for a customer-focused Store Manager to join us on a full time basis at our dynamic store in Castleford. The role of the Store Manager is to lead the team within our Retail stores and drive sales.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership to exceed store sales, profit and measured retail KPI’s, which is integral to the success of the overall Area. They will live and breathe our brand values whilst providing a first-class service to internal and external customers.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    > Commercially responsible for store performance
    > Lives and breathes company values and retail objectives
    > Demonstrates hunger and passion for delivering targeted sales and profit whilst consistently exceeding retail KPI’s
    > Demonstrates high levels of product knowledge which is cascaded throughout the store
    > Delivering excellent Customer Service through the delivery of our selling model
    > Coaching all colleagues in the delivery customer service standard through behavioural change
    > Managing visual and product standards in-store and back of house
    > Responsible for store deliveries and stock management
    > Conducting daily briefings and regular team meetings that engage and inform their colleagues
    > Support the Area Manager with ad hoc tasks
    > Responsible for the Recruitment, Development, Performance Management and leaver process store employees.
    > Coaches, trains and develops team members to reach their full potential
    > Responsible for providing an engaging and safe working environment for everyone in the store
    > Adhere to all security and cash handling standard, ensuring this practice is cascaded throughout the team.
     
    If this sounds like you, please apply in writing, explaining why you’re perfect for the role, enclosing a copy of your CV, to heather.blackley@antler.co.uk using the subject line “Store Manager - Castleford”.  Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to successful candidates.
     
    • 2 x Sales Assistant - York
      We are looking for 2 customer-focused Sales Assistants to join us for 8 hours per week our flagship store in York. The role of the Sales Assistant is to be the face of the Antler brand, delighting our customers with market leading service and excellent product knowledge. Full training will be provided.  The ideal candidate will have a professional attitude and a strong desire to achieve results.
       
      Key Responsibilities
      > Delivering excellent Customer Service through our selling model
      > Delivering target sales whilst consistently hitting retail KPI's
      > Maintain high visual and product standards in store and back of house
      > Demonstrates enthusiasm for product knowledge which is shared with customers and colleagues
      > Contribute to a happy and safe working environment for everyone in store
      > Operates within company guidelines
      > Assists with store deliveries and stock management
      > Responsible for store deliveries and stock management
      >  Support managers and colleagues to achieve store targets
      >  Being an active member within your team, embracing change and contributing within team meetings
      > Uses all feedback as a development tool
      > Follows cash handling procedure
      > Confidently talk about company values and retail objectives
      > Support management with ad hod administration tasks
       
      If this sounds like you, please apply in writing, explaining why you’re perfect for the role, enclosing a copy of your CV, to manager.york@antler.co.uk using the subject line “8 hour Sales Assistant - York”.  Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to successful candidates.
       
      • Keyholder - York
        We are looking for a customer-focused Keyholder to join us for 23 hours per week at our flagship store in York. The role of the Keyholder is to be the face of the Antler brand, delighting our customers with market leading service and excellent product knowledge. Full training will be provided.  The ideal candidate will have a professional attitude and a strong desire to achieve results.
         
        Key Responsibilities
        > Delivering excellent Customer Service through our selling model
        > Delivering target sales whilst consistently hitting retail KPI's
        > Maintain high visual and product standards in store and back of house
        > Demonstrates enthusiasm for product knowledge which is shared with customers and colleagues
        > Contribute to a happy and safe working environment for everyone in store
        > Operates within company guidelines
        > Assists with store deliveries and stock management
        > Responsible for store deliveries and stock management
        >  Support managers and colleagues to achieve store targets
        >  Being an active members within your team, embracing change and contributing within team meetings
        > Uses all feedback as a development tool
        > Follows cash handling procedure
        > Confidently talk about company values and retail objectives
        > Opening and closing of store where required
        > Support management with ad hod administration tasks
        >  Maintain branch security through the safe handling and keeping of keys
        > Coach and support team members
        >  Confident handling of customer queries and complaints
         
        If this sounds like you, please apply in writing, explaining why you’re perfect for the role, enclosing a copy of your CV, to manager.york@antler.co.uk using the subject line “23 hour Keyholder - York”.  Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to successful candidates.
  • Fair Processing Notice
    1 About this document
    1.1 As an applicant for a contract of employment or a contract for services with Antler Ltd, we will need to obtain and process certain information about you. In accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Act”) this document acts as Antler Ltd’s ‘fair processing notice’ and outlines what personal data we will collect about you, what lawful basis/bases we have for processing that personal data as well as what will happen to the personal data following the completion of the application process, whether successful or unsuccessful.
    1.2 This notice will not form part of any employee's contract of employment, or any contractor’s contract for services, and we may amend it at any time
     
    2 Data Protection principles
    2.1 When collecting and processing your personal data we will comply with the data protection principles as outlined in the Act, which say that personal data must be:
    > Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner.
    > Processed for the specific purposes for which it was collected
    > Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose for which it was collected.
    > Accurate and up to date.
    > Not kept longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
    > Processed in a secure manner.
     
    2.2 "Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. It may include contact details, other personal information, photographs, expressions of opinion about you or indications as to our intentions about you. "Processing" means doing anything with the data, such as accessing, disclosing, destroying or using the data in any way.
     
    3 Fair and lawful processing
    3.1 To process your personal data we must have a “lawful basis” for doing so. As an applicant to Antler Ltd we will collect personal data relating to you to enable us to evaluate whether or not to proceed with your application and offer you a contract of employment or a contract for services (as applicable) with Antler Ltd. The lawful basis on which we will be relying to process your personal data is “legitimate interest”. It is in Antler Ltd’s legitimate interests to obtain limited personal data about you to enable us to assess your application. Given the limited nature of the personal data we will collect and process we see there being no negative impact on your rights in obtaining and processing that data.
     
    3.2 As part of the application process, depending on the role for which you have applied/ service you intend to provide (as applicable) we may need to undertake certain searches relating to you, including but not limited to checks of your criminal records via the DBS. These searches may provide us with what is known as ‘special category personal data’, being personal data that relates to your ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life, criminal proceedings or convictions. Where we need to undertake these searches we will let you know in advance what searches will be undertaken and the reason for them. The lawful basis for this processing will be ‘legal obligation’. If we are undertaking these searches it is because the job you are applying for/service you intend to provide (as applicable) requires us to undertake them. You can object to us undertaking these searches, however, if you do object then it is likely that we will be unable to proceed with your application.
     
    4 How we are likely to use your personal data
    4.1 As outlined above, we will use your personal data to allow us to assess your suitability for the role for which you have applied/service you intend to provide (as applicable).
     
    4.2 Should you be successful in your application then the personal data collected will then form part of your employment/contractor (as applicable) records and will be retained in accordance with your contract of employment/contract for services (as applicable) and in accordance with Antler Ltd’s Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available upon request.
     
    4.3 Where we have collected data relating to criminal proceedings and convictions this will only be used to conduct appropriate background searches (such as via the DBS) and will not be retained once the search has been completed.
     
    5 Data Retention
    We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes outlined above. All personal data is retained in accordance with our Data Retention Policy, a copy of which is attached with this notice.
     
    6 Processing in line with your rights
    You have the right to:
    >  Request access to any personal data we hold about you.
    >  Ask to have inaccurate data held about you amended.
    >  Prevent processing that is likely to cause unwarranted substantial damage or distress to you or anyone else..
    >  Object to any decision that significantly affects you being taken solely by a computer or other automated process.
     
    7 Providing information to third parties
    7.1 Some of your personal data may be provided to third parties where we use their services to comply with our obligations to you as our employee. As an example, we may pass certain of your personal data to a third-party payroll company to pay your salary. Information regarding the identity of these third parties, and the purposes for which we provide them with personal data, can be found in Antler Ltd’s Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available upon request.
     
    7.2 We may also provide your personal data to third parties where we are undertaking background searches against you. We will notify you of the identity of these third parties prior to undertaking the searches.
     
    8 Data Security
    8.1 We will ensure that appropriate measures are taken against unlawful or unauthorised processing of personal data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data.
     
    8.2 We have in place procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all personal data from the point of collection to the point of destruction. We will only transfer personal data to a third party if they agree to comply with those procedures and policies, or if they have in place their own adequate measures that are satisfactory to us.
     
    9 Subject access requests
    Irrespective of whether your application is successful you have the right to know what personal data we hold about you. If you wish to access your personal data please contact Lisa Spraggs at lisa.spraggs@antler.co.uk who will arrange for your personal data to be provided to you in accordance with our legal obligations under the Act.
     
    10 Breaches of data protection principles
    If you consider that the data protection principles have not been followed in respect of personal data about yourself or others you should raise the matter with Lisa Spraggs at lisa.spraggs@antler.co.uk. All such concerns will be investigated with the utmost seriousness and professionalism and in accordance with our obligations under the Act.
    If you believe that we have not handled any complaints relating to your personal data appropriately, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (see www.ico.gov.uk) who will be able to guide you as to the your options should you wish to pursue the matter further.