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Senior Affiliates Executive AO

Department
Marketing

Location
Bolton Head Office

A bit about us

We may have started small, but we've always had very big ideas. We launched in 2000 and we just haven't stopped; a years' worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.Our customers are now our biggest advocates, and we've made millions of them happy. We've even launched in new territories throughout Europe. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.But, we're determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through. We need to care about people, and we always like to have a little fun as we do it.

More about the role

The affiliate channel is a vital part of ao.com's paid acquisition strategy, working with hundreds of websites who advertise the brand. It's a varied role - from dealing with reporting, to setting up creative, to devising promotions & having strong account management with external clients. The relatively unique position of running the programme in-house without the use of an agency or network means you'll be working a fast-paced and reactive environment, with a great freedom to come up with ideas & try new things.

Here's what you can expect to be doing

  • Closely monitor performance against targets, communicate with affiliates, set up commissions & follow invoicing procedures, all within our chosen technology platform 
  • Planning and booking in promotional activity across key affiliates, including display banners, emails and bespoke landing pages to support key promotions
  • Reviewing performance of activity against targets via multiple reporting tools & metrics, taking learnings & making recommendations for the future
  • Maintaining strong relationships, externally & internally, to ensure the AO culture is delivered
  • Identifying opportunities to grow existing affiliates & recruit new ones
  • Attending interdepartmental meetings with trade, commercial, design & more to ensure the channel is up to date with the latest
  • Sharing knowledge with the rest of the team to apply industry learnings across-channel
  • A few things about you

  • A people person able to develop and maintain relationships
  • A commercial mind with the ability to spot a good deal & negotiate on costs
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and keep on top of things
  • An open-mind to gain inspiration & generate creative ideas to drive the channel
  • Experience of affiliate or digital marketing preferred 
  • Why choose AO?

    It's not about the job you need now, it's about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don't have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That's our values talking.We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what's possible. We're growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it."Our people are our biggest asset, they're our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different."

    Great people deserve great things

    As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun. Take a look at here.