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Technical Manager, Household and Pet Food

Corporate Services
Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
05 Dec 2021
About The Role

We’ve got a fantastic job for a Technical Manager, Non Food to join our Head Office in Bradford to focus on Household and Pet Food products. 

Reporting to the Senior Technical Manager, you’ll be responsible for providing technical advice and support at the heart of the trading category so that business and commercial improvements are delivered.

This role is responsible for delivery of the safety, legality, quality and integrity of Morrisons Own Brand products in the category, ensuring the safety of our customer’s is always protected.

Last year we launched our ‘4 day week’. The working pattern for this role is 4 days per week of 9 hours per day, based in our Bradford Head Office.

There is also a requirement to work 1 in 4 Saturdays, or 13 per year (for 6 hours) in Head Office. 

Role Responsibilities;

  • Help develop and issue clear and concise technical standards, policies, procedures and communications for your key stakeholders

  • Complete the technical selection process including risk assessment to authorise approval status to new suppliers to Morrisons

  • Assess the supplier integrity programme for your product area, monitoring performance of suppliers against key KPI’s and work with the trading team to ensure the category is working with the right suppliers and manufacturing sites

  • Verify that all manufacturing sites are routinely audited against the Morrisons Manufacturing Standard and any necessary corrective action plans are implemented by suppliers in a timely manner

  • Maintain the delivery of the end to end quality process in your product categories and consult with trading teams to ensure that customer’s quality expectations are delivered

  • Conduct timely investigation and instigating the product withdrawal and recall processes based on sound risk assessment for any incident affecting Morrisons own brand products and support branded product incidents. All issues should be closed with robust corrective actions.

About You
Desirable Skills and Knowledge:
  • Science Degree or equivalent

  • Postgraduate experience in the household and/or pet food industry, including working with suppliers

  • Ability to manage projects and lead initiatives to safeguard / reduce risk to the business (brand risk, customer safety).

  • Auditing experience in a variety of product areas.

  • Knowledge of Retail operations desirable

  • Control of supplier approval through audit - formal audit qualification desirable

  • Ability to identify risk and manage to an acceptable level (brand risk, customer safety)

  • Reviewing product quality to uphold customer expectations

  • Tenacity to follow up and resolve issues

  • Customer focussed with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude

About The Company
We’re passionate about providing quality, value and freshness from farm to fork.

Putting our customers and colleagues first, our teams champion safety, quality, legality and integrity across every aspect of our business. We keep a close eye on everything to provide products and services our customers, stakeholders and communities can trust.

Caring about our customers and colleagues, we build our brand and put new ideas into action on Market Street. We audit stores and manage any incidents. We consult with government and agencies on new developments. We keep everyone safe and make sure everything is legal and top-notch quality from our logistics and manufacturing sites to our stores, suppliers and own-brand products.