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  • Commercial Operations Admin Assistant - Maternity cover 12 months

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 13-Dec-2019
  • Job reference: 24941

Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment. We have 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 Commercial Ops Assistant to join our team here in head office Watford to cover maternity, and if this sounds like an opportunity for you then please read on…


Key responsibilities:


Within the role your main responsibilities will include collecting and entering data in databases and maintaining accurate records of valuable company information:

  • Maintain and update records within various management information systems

  • Day to day responsibilities including liaison with commercial teams, creating information to ensure our products are correctly inputted into the system

  • Working across various different systems within the role so it is important for you to be detail oriented

  • Dealing with sensitive nature on a day to day basis

  • You will have to work to tight deadlines

  • From day one you can expect to be trusted with real responsibility, as this role is vital within our business.


What are we looking for:

The ideal candidate will be adaptable, have good time management, enjoy problem solving and have a cheerful office demeanour. 


  • Extensive administration or retail experience

  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organised, methodical and has high attention to detail

  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines

  • Self-motivated and able to problem solve

  • Highly proficient in IT systems - MS Applications

  • Ability to understand and write technical documentation

  • Proven data entry work experience, as a Data entry operator or Office clerk

  • Experience with MS Office and data programs

  • Familiarity with administrative duties

  • Experience using office equipment, like fax machine and scanner

  • Typing speed and accuracy

  • Excellent knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Attention to detail

  • Confidentiality

  • Organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks

  • Office based role as it requires constant communication with Commercial teams and adhoc meeting inside the team


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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