Morrisons Head Office
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time

About The Role

Role Purpose:  

To assist the Merchandise planning manager in the planning, purchasing, intake and distribution of merchandise to maximise sales and margin for the department.   Developing effective working relationships with both suppliers and internal colleagues.  Ultimately this will lead you to taking full responsibility and ownership for merchandising a designated area within the department you are working in.


Role measurement: 

          Achievement of all KPI targets for Home & Leisure against a balanced scorecard of customers, sales and profit, colleagues and operations

          My Plan

          Key stakeholder feedback

          Launch Availability

          Critical Path Management

          Stock Turn and Cover



          Achieve sales and margin for Home & Leisure to agreed finance plan.

          Ensure stock targets are worked within through use of prioritising stock intake

          Ensure maximum availability on Never out of stock lines


Key Relationships: 

                 Merchandising Team


                 Technical Team

                 Buying Team

                 Supply chain

                 Retail operations/Trade planning




          Develop positive working relationships with all suppliers and Hong Kong office, ensuring fully conversant with all orders passing through the system working closely with the buying team

          Continually communicate with suppliers about the status of orders to help to ensure the critical path is kept up to date and accurate, highlighting any issues to the Merchandiser/Senior Merchandiser


          Develop skills from all sources that will support taking greater responsibility to enable management of own area within the department

          Being a supportive and effective team member


          Assist in the department strategy, demonstrating an understanding of the merchandising figures to actively contribute and make suggestions.

          Input into planning and category strategy process by completing 4 week review, Best & Worst and other attribute analysis that will help build range ahead of sign off.

          Establish key working relationships with Buying, Supply Chain and store operations, communicating effectively across all levels and    channels

          Effectively communicates across the team and suppliers on any issues, proposes solutions and updates accordingly

          Undertake any relevant administrative duties for the department including range doc maintenance, delivery schedule and critical path management

          Accurately and comprehensively prepare any reports requested for weekly trading and any other meetings ensuring they are completed comprehensively and to any deadlines set.  Work through exception reporting output to improve trading stance.

          Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of buying, production, supply chain and imports.

          Assist in the building of range plans and ensures all updates are complete in a timely manner and inputted correctly.  Input into Sku level buys factoring in any lost potential into seasonal forecasts.

About You

Role-specific knowledge, skills & experience:  


          Clear understanding of how to serve Customer needs and requirements

          Ability to champion the customer and retail a customer focus through daily routines

          Sound commercial awareness 



          The ability to create environments where sharing ideas, issues and concerns is the norm

          Ability to champion pace, change and simplicity

          Ability to gain feedback from colleague and customers

          Analytical thinking – manage multiple data sources and make the appropriate recommendations for sales, markdown and stock intake

          Systems expertise ensuring speed and use of accuracy.

          Attention to detail

          Communication & Influencing



          Commercial business qualification or relevant retail/merchandise experience

          A passion for retailing & detailed analytical experience

About the team

About Us Description:
At Morrisons, we're the single biggest food manufacturer in the UK, and the only retailer to operate our own processing sites. Which means we're not just responsible for keeping our shelves stocked - we need to stock our manufacturing sites, too.

As a true one-of-a-kind business, we curate, arrange and buy everything from raw materials like flour and meat to the products our customers pop in for every day. We negotiate prices and make sure we're able to sell as much as we can. We look at product packaging and quality to help us decide where products will sit in our stores. And when you remember that each category is worth a percentage of our overall £12billion turnover from supermarket sales alone, the impact of each buying team is huge.

We work in embedded business teams, so our Buyers sit with their supply chain, finance and technical counterparts, working alongside each other to make decisions and take action quickly. We even have joint targets so that we're unified in our mission to serve our customers.

About The Company

  • 15% colleague discount in our stores and online, plus 10% for two friends/family members 

  • Generous holiday entitlement 

  • Four day working week* with flexible working hours

  • Company pension contributions

  • Perks with over 850 retailers 

We're Foodmakers and Shopkeepers and together, we make Morrisons. We’re the only UK retailer with our own manufacturing business spread across 18 sites, not to mention nearly 500 stores, we’ve lots of opportunities for you to play your part. So, whether you want to make the freshest food, sell it, or join us in our head office, we’d love to meet you…

*The four day working week comes with the requirement to work 11 Saturdays per year. These days are shorter (six hours in total) and are mainly used for personal development, quarterly team meetings and supporting our store and site colleagues.

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