Trading Operations Assistant (FTC 6 months)

Swindon, Wiltshire
19 Jun 2022
19 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Homeworking available

Job Description


Trading Operations Assistant
6month Fixed Term Contract

To support the team with the planning and delivery of trading communications across the WHSmith group in line with the Trading Communications Strategy.


Main accountabilities;

• Support the delivery of the communication strategy for trading
• Main point of contact between trading, operations and stores relating to communications
• Coordination of key campaign communication
• Ensuring delivery of communications in line with critical path
• Providing key support on commercial activities i.e. range reviews, seasonal campaigns to
ensure consistent messaging across communications
• Administration support for Trading Operations Controller
• Responsible for key outputs and changes to communications, liaising with operations and
trading teams to ensure communications delivered to required timescales.
• Support to wider trading and marketing teams
Skills needed;
• Ability to manage a variety of workstreams and working to set deadlines
• Confident communicator able to engage at all levels
• Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
• Good levels of computer skills, especially MS Excel


What we can offer you:

Annual bonus based on company performance
Hybrid working model from home and in the office
24 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days
Finish at 4pm on a Friday
Competitive pension contribution
Staff discount card for stores and online


About Us

WHSmith is a leading, global travel retailer with a smaller business located on UK high streets. Since
1792, we’ve grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand, and we’re proud to be that air of
familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. Today, we have more
than 1700 stores in over 30 countries across the globe, serving millions of customers every year, and
you’ll find us at airports, railway stations, hospitals and on the high street.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant
for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, and basis of disability. When we collect your personal information as
part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards
and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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