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  • Marketing Assistant

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £excellent + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-Sep-2018
  • Job reference: 17443

Job Description

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.


The role we're recruiting for: Trade Planning Assistant


We are currently looking for exceptional colleagues to join us in this newly created role of Trade Planning Assistant.  The key purpose of this newly formed function will be to co-ordinate, drive and optimise the 12 month rolling Trade plan for the category ie  promotions, micro-seasons, promotional space and online.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career within a high profile new area within the support centre.


Principal Responsibilities


    • Coordinating campaigns working with key stakeholders from all areas of the business in order to deliver successful campaigns

    • Managing the Critical Path linked to the Trading Plan

    • The analysis, evaluation and reporting on promotional performance against the plan

    • Managing the company Trading Plan, looking out for clashes in activity and liaising with stakeholders to ensure that these do not impact the implementation of this promotional activity

    • Managing SKU level and space changes to campaigns, identifying whether these changes are right for the business and liaising with key teams to ensure these changes have been communicated

    • Internal and store communications

    • Competitor Tracking to ensure the company is remaining competitive within the market

    • Assisting in producing briefs for key campaigns communicating with all areas of the business to ensure the expectations within these briefs are met

    • Assisting in producing post implementation reviews after campaign launches to retain information to help the business improve upon future campaigns



Skills & Experience


  • A successful track record within your role, whether that be operations or head office based
  • A highly analytical mindset 
  • Stakeholder management is key for this role, whether that be working closely with Category teams or supporting your wider team 
  • Excellent excel skills 
  • Delivery of business / operational initiatives 
  • Knowledge of how our stores work


What we can offer you?


Travis Perkins plc are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.





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