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Procurement Specialist - (Category Buyer) Packaging

Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Work Level:
Work Level 3
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Advertising End Date:
22 Nov 2019
About The Role

About us

Proud of our roots, we are a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across our 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.  

With our heritage being retail, we are commercially minded and fast-paced by nature. We strive to simplify and speed up, building a high performance culture based on teamwork with a clear and consistent way of working. We are cost conscious and constantly challenge ourselves to create a leaner business that's always responsive to our customers.

Our Head Office is based in Thornbury, on the outskirts of Bradford. Buzzing with activity, this is where decisions are made and we grow our business. Hilmore House is home to many of our support teams from trading, marketing and finance to tech, HR and property.

Why you should join us…

Our people Make Morrisons. We are passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people. We are forward-thinking and stay one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry, giving us exposure to creative initiatives which improves the offering to our customers. 


In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.

Do you have experience procuring indirect goods and services? Are you motivated by achieving value for money? 

An opportunity has arisen within our technical indirect Procurement team for a Procurement Specialist (Category Buyer) who will work within our Packaging division, with exposure to high-spend, high-profile category areas. Our Procurement Specialist’s live and breathe our ethos which is critical to Morrisons’ success - buying well, to deliver the right products and services, at the lowest cost. 

What this role will be doing…

The successful Procurement Specialist will work closely with the Procurement Managers, taking responsibility for sourcing products and services, with the opportunity to influence and shape procurement processes. You’ll be responsible for:

  •  The end to end sourcing of products and services within our Packaging category

  • Identify and develop cost saving opportunities to support in the corporate objective of reducing spend 

  •  Engaging and partnering with suppliers, identifying opportunities to support cost down projects

  • Ensuring contracts are implemented with suppliers, including defined KPIs and service standards 

  • Collating and analysing data to identify trends and opportunities  

  • Partnering with stakeholders to manage suppliers and offer solutions as the Procurement expert

  • Ensuring ongoing governance in specific projects and wider category management

About You

About you…

So that you are set for success, we are looking for a self-starter, who is an exceptional communicator with the ability to influence at all levels. You will work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you are tenacious and committed to providing an outstanding procurement service. 

We use data to identify opportunities and make effective decisions, so it’s important that you have strong analytical ability, with experience exploiting MI to offer insight as well as to identify problems and solutions. You will also have natural commercial acumen with a track record in indirect procurement. 

About The Company
 We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive. 


Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.