The retailer is inviting applications of interest for a range of positions.
The new Toys R Us UK operation has commenced its initial recruitment drive. Although there is no confirmed location for a potential office as yet, nor any concrete timelines for the business to start trading, the retailer has confirmed to Toy World that it is inviting applications of interest from UK-based retail professionals for a range of positions.
As with potential vendors, a link has been set up to register interest in being considered – interested parties can do so here.
Speaking to Toy World last Friday, Dr Louis Mittoni elaborated on the process: “At this early stage, we are primarily focussing on buyers, eCommerce inventory planning, customer support, marketing and content, admin and team support, graphics, web developers – and leaders. At some stage next year, we’ll expand to other areas such as operations, warehouse, store, etc.”
Response to the initial link inviting vendors to register interest in becoming a supplier to the new Toys R Us UK business was, perhaps understandably, strong. A week after the link was first posted in the Friday Blog, Louis confirmed: “The response from suppliers has been amazing. We’ve had contact from around 400 companies and a little under 300 have registered their interest thus far – including toy, baby, 3PL and a number of other services.”
Inevitably, many questions remain about the new operation, and we will endeavour to keep you abreast of further developments as and when more information becomes available.