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  • Category Supply Manager

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + benefits + bonus
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 14-Aug-2019
  • Job reference: 23317

Job Description

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 people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch.


We are currently recruiting for a Category Supply Manager to join our Head Office team in Watford, and if this sounds like an opportunity for you read on below to find out more...

Main purpose of role:
  • To support senior supply chain management in achieving business targets.

  • To lead best practice across a working group to achieve availability, cost and service to ensure departmental targets are met and exceeded.

  • To deliver outstanding customer service whilst working within the company framework and objectives

  • To represent Supply Chain in promotional, range change and natural work team meetings to ensure data capture and necessary input from Supply Chain.

  • To challenge and improve the business processes and systems, completing projects, tracking and reporting the resulting benefits.

  • To help develop talent and create leaders of the future, to ensure minimal disruption within departments and to keep knowledge within supply chain.

What are we looking for?

  • Previous experience in Product Supply / Logistics (stock management or forecasting) - ideal 4 years.

  • Experience of fast moving or complex Supply models prefereable

  • Ability to manage self through proven prioritisation and ability to cope with peaks in workload both increase and decrease.

  • Ability to work in a diverse supply chain environment (i.e., constant changing environment).

  • High level of analytical and system skills; Intermediate Excel skills, PC literate.

  • Good questioning skills – ability to challenge constructively.

  • Listening skills - to understand potential impacts on product supply and determine corrective course of action

  • Decision-making skills – ability to escalate when appropriate.

  • Ability to forward plan – for promotions / range reviews and manage self to accommodate when workload increases/decreasing.

  • Good communication skills – can give information without being prompted,  produces information that can add value to the business and understands when issues impacting business needs to be communicated and knows how to do this in a constructive manner

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels of seniority across the business

  • Ability to work in a pressurised daily routine environment – able to react to changes in daily routines and can prioritise self without impacting own workload or team.

  • Ability to prioritise and methodically structure own workload

  • Ability to adhere to defined processes and procedures – can also design and implement improvements to processes

  • Has a "can-do" attitude

What can we offer you?

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.

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