Partnership Merchandise Administrator

Location: The Entertainer Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 42.5

Salary: £20-24k plus profit related bonus

Availabilitiy: n/a

Partnership Merchandise Administrator

It’s hard to imagine that the first Entertainer store only opened back in 1981. Today The Entertainer is the U.K.’s Largest Independent Toy Retailer. In the UK we operate over 162 UK stores stretched across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the islands!  As a business, we also own the Early Learning Centre and Totally Toys brands, both of which are represented through the UK and international partnerships including Matalan and Mothercare. Outside of the UK we also manage a chain of toy stores in both Spain and Malta plus a growing number of  Entertainer and Early Learning Centre franchise partnerships across the globe. We also own a brand toy supplier Addo Play – which supplies our stores and other retailers across the globe.

The Group Head Office is based in Buckinghamshire

Toy retailing is demanding and fast paced but also fun and every day brings new challenges and opportunities. We are also a family run company that truly cares about our people, our customers and the communities in which we trade.

Your rewards include Profit Related Bonus, 20% Toy Discount, Life Cover, Payroll Giving, Pension, High Street & Leisure Discounts and Cycle to Work schemes.

Working in our busy Partnership Merchandising team based in our Head Office in Amersham, you will be responsible for providing data and analysis to input into the trading plans for a designated territory. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the necessary export information has been collated so that deliveries to partners can be despatched efficiently from the relevant distribution hub. You will be working closely with other departments including buying, quality assurance, logistics planning and our international operations teams.

This is an entry level opportunity within our Partnership Merchandising team. To be successful you will be a confident and well organised individual with the ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems and processes. You will also be a strong communicator as you will be a key point of contact for our partners regarding stock related issues.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide key support to the Partnership Merchandising team undertaking analysis in sales trends to identify opportunities /risks within specific International territories.
  • Responsible for collating key export documentation from the necessary departments to ensure the smooth despatch of goods.
  • Collate orders and liaise with the Buying team to ensure product is ordered in line with the delivery requirements of the partner.
  • Responsible for communicating any amendments or delays to product delivery to relevant partners.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with international partners. Be first point of contact with partners regarding stock levels within their business.
  • Work with Logistics Planning team to ensure stock allocations for each International partner can be input onto the system efficiently ensuring stock is reserved as per the partner delivery plans.
  • Other ad hoc duties such as analysis and reporting


Experience and Skills:

  • Previous experience in an administrator role or practical knowledge of the toy market is helpful.
  • Commercially aware with strong numeracy/maths skills
  • A great communicator with an natural ability to present detailed information
  • Proactive and positive approach
  • Excellent administration skills with a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular Excel and Outlook



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