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 and now a FTSE 100 company. 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;
The role of Commercial Lead is a new project based role within the IT division, with responsibility for successfully implementing new systems and processes in the Wickes Commercial function as part of the upgrade of the existing JDA product file.
To lead the Commercial business elements of the project, working closely with external suppliers, IT and business stakeholders, to ensure the programme is effectively landed in Commercial, expected benefits are achieved and changes are sustained.
To own the Commercial elements of the project plan and business case, and escalate risks and issues to the Business Process Lead, as necessary
To devise new Commercial business processes and ways of working to support delivery of the business change, liaising closely with Commercial Directors and Category teams, and focusing on changes which will improve efficiency and / or improve data accuracy
To support the Communication plan and ensure timely, simple and appropriate 2-way communication to all key stakeholders
To lead all ‘preparation’ elements of the project, working with IT and Category teams on activities such as data cleansing and data enrichment
To work across business functions to ensure new Commercial processes are aligned to, and support, ‘upstream’ (eg suppliers) and downstream (eg Operations) business requirements
To work with IT to plan and execute testing of the upgraded PMM system and supporting processes
To provide the training material for all new Commercial business processes and manage the delivery of training to category teams.
To roll-out the change to category teams and provide support to the end-users as they familiarise themselves with the new ways of working
To establish a process to track the success of the deployment and the impact of the new ways of working on Category teams
It would be great if you had…
Project Management Experience of working on previous IT related projects
Sound knowledge of Commercial systems (JDA, PIM and Reporting)
Category Management experience
Excellent stakeholder management experience
The ability to influence at a senior level
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 30,000 colleagues.
Our strong family values and ‘cornerstones’ lie at the heart of the success of our journey – from family business to forward thinking FTSE100 plc. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there’s never been a better time to join us.
And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.