9 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsIT Manager, IT Specialist, Planner
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

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Great hybrid working model - 2 days at head office and 3 days working from home, plus flexi core hours.Benefits worth getting excited about… 50% staff discount, colleague social events and a paid day off for your Birthday, just to name a few!We’re on the lookout for a dynamic and talented Test Lead to take ownership for the delivery of testing within Ann Summers.As part of this role, you’ll shape and evolve our testing community, leading a small team of Test Analysts. Playing a vital role in planning and executing all test activity, striving to ensure our systems and project roll outs are the best they can be.You’ll be a true expert, with the passion, confidence and tenacity to represent the Tech Test team across the business, building relationships with stakeholders to make a positive impact.
A bit about Ann Summers…
You might know us as the inventors of the Rampant Rabbit, or even the destination for must-have lingerie and sex toys, and you’re right, but we’re SO much more than that…
We’re a unique brand that strives to EMPOWER, lives to PUSH BOUNDARIES, gets kicks off MAKING IT HAPPEN and is ALWAYS INCLUSIVE!
We’re a unique and diverse brand with phenomenally talented experts – together we inspire to achieve the brand’s global vision.
A bit about the role…
  • You’ll own our testing community as the subject matter expert for the business – think processes/policies, tools, templates and standards, 3rd party relationships.
  • You’ll line manage our 2 x test analysts and help them be successful.
  • You’ll own relevant test environments – their use and evolution.
  • You’ll work alongside people from across our business, living in the world of change, and:
-Own the definition of the test strategy / planning for projects. -Build an understanding of the project (e.g. scope and success measures, budget, timelines, resource, etc). -Build an understanding of the needs (e.g. user stories, architecture, etc). -Translate this understanding into an executable, pragmatic, risk-adjusted approach to testing the changes being delivered (e.g. scope and priorities, testing methods inc. regression and automation, estimated timelines and resource, environments, defect management, progress reporting, etc). -Collaboratively iterate this approach with the wider team to ensure it is well-rounded and considered. -Execute the agreed approach to testing, working in partnership with people across the change. -Create relevant test scripts, test data and associated artefacts (where not already produced). -Execute test scripts, working as an individual or alongside other testers or business resources (as your approach dictates). -Own the defect management process on behalf of the project (e.g. capture, impact assess, prioritise, support fix and re-test). -Produce relevant and timely updates for the project team on progress. We’re looking for someone who has:
  • Previous experience in testing - leading and executing on test activity across the lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to liaise at all levels within a company confidently and credibly, building connections with warmth and professionalism.
  • Good analytical thinking and an ability to be a critical friend – comfortable in the detail, thoughtful and able to influence and persuade based on sound reasoning.
  • The ability and willingness to resolve problems in a timely and logical manner.
  • Strong time management - ability to manage and prioritise workloads to tight deadline, in a fast-paced high-agility environment.
  • The initiative to work well as an individual and the behaviours to thrive as part of a wider team.
  • An affinity with our brand - is an authentic ambassador of our people values internally and brand values externally. At Ann Summers we are proud to continue embracing inclusion, diversity, and equality in our every day, supporting our people to be themselves. We are committed to building teams with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views.
What’s in it for you?
Being part of the AS family offers some fab benefits, not only is it a great brand to be a part of, but we offer so much more, take a look…
  • 50% staff discount (a colleague favourite!)
  • 33 days Holidays (including Bank Holidays) and additional day holiday up to 34 days for each additional year you’re part of the AS family.
  • An Udemy academy license
  • Paid day off for your Birthday
  • Workplace pension
  • Perks scheme through Reward Gateway
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Retail Trust – wellbeing programme
  • Colleague social initiatives
  • Sample sales
  • Access to our internal L&D platform - Thrive
  • Free onsite car park at HO
  • Season ticket loan
We value each one of our colleagues and aim to make Ann Summers a great place to be!
We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further.Ann Summers complies with all GDPR policies and by responding to this ad your details will be kept on record for a total of 6 months unless expressed otherwise.

Skills Required

  • Planning
  • IT
  • Communication Skills

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