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  • Category Assistant

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Incentives
  • Hours of work: Mon-Fri 9-5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Job reference: 16601

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way 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.  

All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in buying. Joining our teams as a Category Assistant within the Building team you will be a valued part of the Commercial Department. You’ll support the Category Manager, adopting responsibility for one of our varied product lines and ensuring it is the number one choice for Wickes’ customers.

You will 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. With day to day responsibilities including liaison with suppliers, creating information to go onto our product packaging and analysing the market to see what our customers want, 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 we are looking for

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

As a part of a hard working, dedicated team you will need the confidence to build relationships, 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 and have been awarded a 2:2 or above in a Business, Marketing, Numerical or Science related degree.

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


What we can offer you?

Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their Business.

Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations


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