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  • Category Assistant / Buying Assistant

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + benefits + bonus
  • Hours of work: Mon-Fri
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 26-Jul-2019
  • Job reference: 22838

Job Description

Wickes champions an environment where everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. This culture is at the heart of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers which Wickes is part of. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in buying. Joining our teams as a Category Assistant, you will be a valued part of the Commercial Department providing support to the Category Manager.

The Role
  • See your product through its journey from its original source, anywhere in the world, right through to it being put onto the shelves in one of our stores
  • Adopt responsibility for one of our varied product lines 
  • Daily interaction with suppliers
  • Creating information to go onto our product packaging
  • Conduct market analysis to see what our customers want
What we are looking for
  • A driven, motivated and energetic personality
  • You will need to be great with numbers and sharp with data 
  • Strong excel skills
  • Not be afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Successfully build relationships with all levels in the working environment
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment where no day is the same
  • Manage working under pressure
  • Some experience within a similar field 
  • Educated to degree level (desirable)
If you are interested in gaining exposure to the commercial side of the Wickes business as part of developing your career with us, then apply today!
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  • Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment. We have plenty going on in 2019 and a lot planned for 2020! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons