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  • Senior Sourcing Manager - Bathrooms

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent ££ + Benefits + Bonus
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 10-Jun-2019
  • Job reference: 22205

Job Description

Transforming Wickes into the UK’s strongest serious DIY retailer with the ambition of having a Wickes project in every home, we continue to leverage Wickes’ advantaged position in the market and build on our focused range of high quality products at great value combined with best in class availability.  We expand our appeal to a broader customer base, whilst remaining a great value, reliable and convenient place to shop for a loyal base of trade and expert DIY consumers.

We have ambitious plans... transformational plans, facilitating the requirement for a Senior Sourcing Manager to lead and deliver our Direct Sourcing strategy within our Bathroom category and to continue driving efficiencies across the Business.

Being right at the heart of our ambitious plans, it’s a given you will demonstrate vision and the ability to lead from the front, drive success through proven people and strategic management, whilst showcasing your extensive direct sourcing expertise.

The Role

The senior sourcing manager will have overall accountability for the strategy and management of  the sourcing programme within the Bathrooms Category. The role will involve working closely within the category management team to analyse current performance to determine what the future range should be and the appropriate supply partners and logistics model. The successful applicant will lead the complete sourcing element of the project including finalising all range and supplier selection in accordance with framework and CPA. As part of this will need to review total macro space available and determine new space matrix and appropriate merchandise solution.

Engagement with stakeholders across the business will be critical to the role as well as gaining sign off from senior management team.

About you

A commercial experienced leader with a proven track record of success, you will be highly motivated, innovative, tenacious and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Well versed in working on high profile projects, you will show exceptional stakeholder management and the ability to create and sustain long term partnerships.  With commercial acumen, a keen eye for detail and proven experience in delivering complex projects, you will drive our sourcing strategy to achieve our 5 year plan.

To succeed within this role, you will evidence sourcing experience, strong analytic skills, proven project management expertise and bags of self awareness along with the communication and presentation skills.  

What we can 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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