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

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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in a career in commercial data analysis. Joining our team as a Procurement Analyst, you will be a valued part of the Commercial Department. You’ll support a Strategic Procurement Manager, gaining responsibility for developing insight into our suppliers performance to support and take part in key negotiations with our suppliers.

This role is designed to support the Commercial teams and the wider business by delivering business critical analysis, allowing the business to practise data led decision making. This will be achieved by clear and concise communication of occasionally complex information, suitable for various audiences, to support the commercial teams on a wide variety of areas. These will include analysis of cost inflation, retail price inflation, sales margin and a wide variety of other business metrics. This will allow the Wickes business to adapt and thrive in the fast moving world of modern retail, increasing customer loyalty, sales, profit and market share.

You will be working across many of our product categories understanding the opportunities and challenges that are being faced across our worldwide supplier base. 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. You’ll join a team of people who will give you the support, opportunity and scope to further develop and progress your career.

What you’ll be doing

  • Understanding data and providing reports and insight whilst working to tight deadlines and managing expectations.
  • Being proactive in challenging and correcting inaccurate information to ensure the reports are reflective of actual performance.
  • Developing and automating regular reports and ensuring all requirements are captured.
  • Maintaining accurate data in Cost Management tools and manage robust cost change process
  • Working closely with the Category Managers to maintain accurate product data files, COGs benefit trackers and other project based trackers
  • Supporting a Procurement Manager on project management and delivery of all tender programs
  • Communicating effectively with Suppliers on a regular basis
  • Liaising with suppliers and the rebates team to manage supplier rebates and report this to the Finance team

What we’re looking for

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

As a part of a hard working, highly collaborative team you will need the confidence to build relationships, to be prepared to work at pace, hold your own under pressure and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in.

We’re looking for individuals that are, ideally, educated to degree level with an Economics, Maths or Science degree being desirable.

On top of your academic achievements and experience, we’re looking for a real interest in gaining exposure to the commercial and buying side of the Wickes business as part of developing your career with us. As well as this you’ll have:

  • the ability to manage and analyse complex data and present this in a clear and simple way to various audiences
  • the ability to prioritise your workload and manage conflicting deadlines and be comfortable switching between different tasks.
  • the ability to work with both Excel and Google Suite to develop reports.

What can we offer you?

You’ll be supported with fantastic learning and development and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us. We also have an early careers network to support you if you’re in your first few years of your career.

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive bonus
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount

Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme

Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support.

You’ll work from our Support Centre in Watford, where our Commercial team are based, along with our other support functions. We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture. We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working.

About us

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market. With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.

But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive 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’ll make you feel right at home.

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