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Work Experience Commercial Assistant – 12 Month Placement

Vacancy Type: Work Experience
Employer: Comet Group
Reference: Comet11
Salary: Upto £13k + annual holiday of 30 days  

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

Overall purpose of the role:

The Commercial Assistant will support the Buying team with all aspects of the central buying process and administrative requirements providing information and reports to the team and being a point of contact to other parts of the Business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To liaise with the Category team to administer and track all ad-hoc and terms related billing
  • Help with the administrative management of Red Book
  • Run Edison reports to provide information upon request to the Buyers
  • To support the Buyers in any ad-hoc project work as and when required.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of our competitors’ trading offer, communicating to the Trading Team any key competitor activities on a daily basis.
  • Maintain products within promotions, campaigns and collections, ensuring commercial statements are accurate, checking stock availability issues and ensuring valid voucher codes remain operable throughout the activity.
  • Assist in the set-up of promotions by attaching promotional lozenges, buttons and banners, and setup of packages as required.
  • Review daily price discrepancy and resolve any issues.
  • As part of ‘Team Search’, contribute to discussion on how customers shop online and set up any redirects as decided within weekly meetings.
  • Develop online/retail knowledge by maintaining a programme of personal development.
  • Work on Ad-Hoc commercial / buying and web projects as advised by managers


Opportunities are available within:

  • Buying function in Consumer Electronics
  • Buying function in Home Appliances
  • Web function in Marketing and Direct Channels


Skills/Attributes required for the role:

  • Currently studying towards a relevant degree.
  • Numerate with good analytical skills.
  • Good Excel skills, with the ability to quickly learn new systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard working, flexible and a good team player
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload



  • 30 days holiday to begin with
  • 10% Comet discount card
  • Product Offers
  • Comet Stakeholder
  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Payroll giving


Are you interested?

If you are interested in this role please apply  by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button. 

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

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