Posted on 12 Nov, 2015
AO.com is the UK’s largest online retailer of white goods and domestic appliances. Established in 2000 the business went though an IPO in February 2014 raising £1.2 billion. They have recently moved into the European market establishing operations in Germany and launched a range of TV and associated products in the UK.
Watson Moore began working with AO.com in 2006 and since then have made more than 50 placements, including a number of key appointments such as; Director of Group Finance, Head of Operations, Head of Commercial Operations and Operations Analysis Manager to name a few.
In the last 8 years we have recruited the full range of roles, from graduate vacancies to senior positions, and our remit has always been to identify the very best talent on the market and present roles at AO.com in a way that helps prospective candidates understand the vast opportunities that are on offer within the business.
Watson Moore has also placed a number of people with AO.com who have progressed through the ranks to become key decision makers. An example of this is Danny Emmett, who Watson Moore placed in 2009 in his first role out of practice into industry as a Commercial Analyst. During his time with AO.com Danny has been promoted 5 times and was Head of Commercial Operations and Head of Purchasing before moving into his current role as Director of Operations in early 2014.
For more information about the business visit www.ao.com
Steve Caunce, Group COO of AO.com, “Watson Moore’s excellent service is underpinned by their desire to learn about our business and culture and to provide us with candidates that fit. They perform the lion’s share of the selection process and provide us with candidates that they know will be a good fit for us. In my experience other agencies tend to provide you with a high volume of candidates that have not been appraised against the prospective business which can waste a considerable amount of time.”