Morrisons Head Office
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time

About The Role

Role Purpose:
To assist the merchandiser 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.
 Develop positive working relationships with all suppliers, 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
 Motivate all junior members of the team in order to potentialise their talent
through effective management and help them to progress forward in their
 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
 Establish key working relationships with Buying and Branch Merchandising
and store operations, communicating effectively across all levels and
 Effectively communicates across the team and suppliers on any issues,
proposes solutions and updates accordingly
 Undertake any relevant administrative duties for the department including
order raising, line cards 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
 Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of buying, production and
supply chain
 Assists in the building of range plans and ensures all updates are complete
in a timely manner and inputted correctly
 Attend any meetings as requested, ensuring fully prepared
Sales, Profit and Cash
 Accurately and promptly raise any orders requested, utilising internal
systems, ensure any orders for the department that are raised by junior
team members are done so in a timely and accurate manner
 Awareness of the departments weekly and seasonal sales figures, stock
figures and targets
 Reviews weekly sales performance and stock volumes and identify any
opportunities and highlight any issues

About You

 Clear understanding of how to serve Customer needs and
 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

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

Nutmeg, which is part of the Morrison’s group, is a family lifestyle brand that launched in 2013 and is now sold in all of our Morrisons stores and online. Nutmeg’s aim is to offer our customers great value products to love, live and feel good in. All of our products are affordable, thoughtful, great quality and are designed to work better for people’s lives. We’re looking for an Assistant Buyer to join the team for Nutmeg based from our head office in Coalville (Leicestershire) to support the buying team by assisting in developing, sourcing and buying a specific range of products that meets all company requested requirements whilst ensuring the smooth day to day running of the department. You’ll assist in planning, sourcing and delivering a commercial and competitively priced product range. Developing effective working relationships with both suppliers and internal colleagues, taking some responsibility for the training and the development of the junior team members. Ultimately this will lead to you taking full responsibility and ownership for buying a designated area within the department you are working in. In return for your hard work, you’ll get a great pension, private healthcare (applicable roles), 15% colleague discount and 10% for 2 friends/family, money off at over 850 retailers with My Perks, and much more.

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