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Graduate Job Assistant Web Trading Manager - Computing

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Comet Group
Reference: Comet6
Salary: Dependant on experience  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Overall purpose of the role:

To drive online sales, margin and market share performance of the Category through effective pricing, ranging and promotional activity. To ensure that all category plans include a robust and effective online trading focus.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To monitor category sales, margin and market share performance on the web and interpret variances against budget and forecast
  • To monitor click and collect and CIC sales and to assess overall trading effectiveness of the category on-line
  • To produce weekly / monthly sales forecast for web performance
  • To support the Category Buyers in product ranging decisions for the web
  • To make web pricing recommendations to the Category Buyer based on detailed competitor research
  • To assist the buyer with the ranging of web special products to ensure they are compelling online
  • Support the Buyers at Supplier meetings with Web information, market activity and on site customer journey expertise to develop supplier understanding in order to secure supplier support and funding.
  • To ensure detailed knowledge of all competitor web activity for the category  and make recommendations as appropriate
  • To produce regular / ad-hoc reports as necessary
  • To attend relevant category / web meetings as required
  • To identify and research any new entrants / promotions to the online market for your category and discuss with Category Manager  
  • To work with the Web Merchandising Team to ensure that all online promotional activity for the category is designed, implemented and evaluated robustly
  • To monitor stock levels on promoted products for click & collect and web sales and liaise with supply where necessary
  • To manage and develop the performance of extended range on the web

Skills/Attributes required for the role:

  • Must be of graduate calibre
  • Must have some work experience in a commercial environment
  • Must have a real interest in on-line shopping with the drive and hunger to learn more
  • Must have good organisational and time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Must demonstrate a drive and passion to succeed in a trading environment
  • Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Must have well developed Microsoft office skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to confidently communicate across different levels in the organisation
  • Must achieve a minimum score of the 50th percentile in SHL verbal and numerical tests
  • Any knowledge or experience of working in an e-Commerce / on-line / pure play environment would be a distinct advantage

What decisions does the role holder make?

  • Makes day to day decisions relating to the  role, referring to Category Buyers for final say in pricing and ranging decisions

What is the typical planning time frame for the role?

  • Weekly and monthly within an annual plan

Are you interested?

  • If so please click ‘apply now’ to e-mail your CV, with a covering letter stating salary.

Location: London (inner and outer), South West England, UK locations

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