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Commercial Category Assistant

Watford, Hertfordshire

Excellent + Bonus + Benefits

  1. Permanent

6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

31633

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We are thrilled to announce we are recruiting for a Category Assistant to join our Commercial team, in our Support Centre in Watford.


The main purpose of the role will be to see the product through its journey from its original source, anywhere in the world, right through to it being put onto the shelves in our stores.


If you are looking to kick start your career within the Commercial field then read on and apply today!


Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the Commercial team to drive sales, maximise profit and achieve stock and sales targets

  • Assist in listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers

  • Maintain the online store copy, images and information for a seamless customer experience

  • Monitor competitor activity


What are we looking for:

  • Some experience in a similar field

  • Passion for buying or retail and have a basic understanding of them

  • Either Retail shop floor experience or degree in relation to business or retail

  • Driven & entrepreneurial attitude & way of thinking

  • Motivated

  • Enthusiastic

  • Strong excel skills

  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment where no day is the same

  • Manage working under pressure


What can we offer you:


Wickes’ culture is second to none; it's a collaborative, down to earth, fun and exclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. 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 will make you feel right at home.


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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