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Assistant Procurement Analyst

Watford, Hertfordshire

Excellent + Bonus + Benefits

  1. Permanent

3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Wickes’ culture is a best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. 


We have a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in commercial data analysis. Joining our team as an Assistant Procurement Analyst, you will be a valued part of the Commercial Department providing support to the Director of Strategic Procurement & QA.


Role Purpose:

Joining our team as an Assistant Procurement Analyst for the Strategic Procurement team, you will be a valued part of the Commercial Department. You’ll support a Strategic Procurement Manager, gaining responsibility for developing insight into our suppliers performance to support and take part in key negotiations with our suppliers. 


This role is designed to support the Commercial teams and the wider business by delivering business critical analysis, allowing the business to practice data led decision making. This will be achieved by clear and concise communication of occasionally complex information, suitable for various audiences, to support the commercial teams on a wide variety of areas. These will include analysis of cost inflation, retail price inflation, sales margin and a wide variety of other business metrics. This will allow the Wickes business to adapt and thrive in the fast moving world of modern retail, increasing customer loyalty, sales, profit and market share.


You will be working across many of our product categories understanding the opportunities and challenges that are being faced across our worldwide supplier base. You will gain valuable exposure to the commercial world and develop vital skills to build a successful career. 


From day one you can expect to be trusted with real responsibility. Wickes will recognise you for your hard work and you will make a real impact on our business. From day one, you’ll join a team of people who will give you the support, opportunity and scope to further develop and progress your career. 


What are we looking for: 


If you’re looking to start a successful analyst career with the Wickes team you will need to be great with numbers, sharp with data, and not afraid to use the insight you generate to challenge the status quo. 


As a part of a hard working, highly collaborative team you will need the confidence to build relationships, to be prepared to work at pace, hold your own under pressure and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in. 


We are looking for individuals that are, ideally, educated to degree level.


On top of your academic achievements and experience, we’re looking for a real interest in gaining exposure to the commercial and buying side of the Wickes business as part of developing your career with us. 


Key Responsibilities:


● Understanding data and providing reports and insight whilst working to tight deadlines and managing expectations. 


● Being proactive in challenging and correcting inaccurate information to ensure the reports are reflective of actual performance. 


● Developing and automating regular reports and ensuring all requirements are captured. 


● Maintaining accurate data in Cost Management tools and manage robust cost change process 


● Working closely with the Category Managers to maintain accurate product data files, COGs benefit trackers and other project based trackers


● Supporting a Procurement Manager on project management and delivery of all tender programs


● Communicating effectively with Suppliers on a regular basis


● Liaising with suppliers and the rebates team to manage supplier rebates and report this to the Finance team


What are we looking for:


● Economics, Mathematics or Science related degree 


● Experience in global sourcing is desirable 


● Ability to manage and analyse complex data and present this in a clear and simple way to

various audiences


● Have an eye for detail 


● Ability to prioritise their workload and manage conflicting deadlines and be comfortable switching between different tasks. 


● Strong analytical skills are required, with the ability to draw conclusions and articulate their findings and analysis. 


● To demonstrate their ability to work with both Excel and Google Suite to develop reports. 


● To be driven and resilient when faced with obstacles. 


● To be enthusiastic and demonstrate a proactive approach to delivering results 


Please note: All offers of employment are subject to DBS / background checks


Please contact us if you require any adjustments within the application process, wickesrecruit@wickes.co.uk  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview.



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