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  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 24-Feb-2020
  • Job reference: 26162

Job Description

Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a project in every home.

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

Role Purpose:

  • 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)

What can you expect from us?

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. It’s an exciting time in Wickes’ history as 2020 will be the year that Wickes demerges from the Travis Perkins group and becomes a FTSE 200 company in its own right.

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