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Sanjeev, Category Assistant

27 Apr
I am part of the Wickes Commercial Team: I’m the Category Assistant on Showroom Kitchens.

I studied International Business and Languages at Stenden University in the Netherlands, while also having done a couple of internships in Germany. When I saw the job advert for a Category Assistant at Wickes, I felt like it was something for me as a commercial role within a fast paced retail environment has always appealed to me. The process was quick and all the staff members in the recruitment journey were supportive and friendly.

There is no real typical day at Wickes. Generally, my day involves dealing with suppliers, setting up promotions and prices, working on our brochure, setting up our products online, making sure product data is accurate, competitor analysis and assisting our store members with their queries.

I love that I get given a lot of responsibility and autonomy to make decisions. This helps me develop my commercial skills while also having the support of my manager. The varied day to day tasks ensure that my job is always interesting and keeps me motivated to do the best I can. Furthermore, I deal with a range of people on a daily basis both internal and external.

The company culture is amazing and the people make Wickes a great place to work. Since I started the role, everyone has been friendly and supportive while pushing me to do my best. The work life balance is great and the company’s attitude towards flexible working is refreshing to see.

The company also offers great training programs where skills can be obtained to aid development and progress within the company, enabling a steep learning curve.
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