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Buying Manager - Bought in Morning Goods

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Location:
Bradford
Department:
Trading
Salary Details:
Competitive Pay & Benefits
Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
25 May 2022
About The Role
Fancy working for Morrisons? We’ve got an incredible opportunity that doesn’t come around everyday for a Buying Manager to be based 4 days a week at our Head Office in Bradford.

Proud of our roots, we’ve got a great story to tell and can look forward to a fantastic future which you can be a part of!

We’re a Yorkshire-based food retailer, growing from a market stall in Bradford to one of the UK’s leading supermarkets, having 120,000 colleagues in just under 500 stores serving over 11 million customers every week.        

We’re looking for a commercial Buying Manager with relevant experience to join our Fresh / Bakery area of the business to manage Bought In Morning Goods full time.

The Buying Manager will assist the Senior Buying Manager in planning, sourcing, selecting and negotiating a commercial and competitively priced product range across all channels, whilst maximising sales and margin for the department. 

Our commercial teams decide what we sell and at what price. We source great products for our customers and negotiate deals with suppliers. And we look for the best local produce, tracking down products around the world to meet constantly changing tastes. Own brands. Value brands. Global brands. We take great pride in them all. 

Not only are we the second largest manufacturer of fresh food in the UK, but we also ensure our traceability, in particular our meat products, to show it is ethically sourced, from which region of the UK and by whom, to help us paint a full picture for our customers from farm-to-fork.

You’ll help to deliver exceptional, customer-led ranges which drive sales and margin across a specific category. You will build on the capability of our Buying team by engaging with different teams across the business to translate customer buying insights into competitive customer propositions, ensuring quality and value. 

Working within embedded business teams, our team of friendly faces works as one to provide shopping trips and a career experience you won’t find anywhere else!

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. 

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering the category plan for a high spend, complex area

  • Driving sales and profit through acting on our customer insight to deliver the right range and customer proposition

  • Delivery of margin targets through negotiation and robust supplier plans 

  • Delivering our supplier promises (12 point charter) through continuously improving Supplier relationships and engagement with detailed supplier knowledge and regular supplier visits 

  • Using your market understanding of the category, including competitor insight to develop compelling category strategies

  • Actively support and promote the high performance culture of the Buying team, including the support of personal and professional growth to encourage colleagues to be the best they can be 

  • Helping to deliver a great customer experience – helping them to buy

  • Operating in full compliance with the Grocery Suppliers Code of Practice (GSCOP)

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 strive for excellence. 
 
  • Track record as a Buying Manager/Senior Buyer in a similar environment 

  • A proven negotiator 

  • Proven experience of delivering category strategies in a complex, competitive market

  • A strong customer centricity with a track record of putting the customer first 

  • Ability to work at pace, in a fast and flexible environment with drive, energy and enthusiasm

  • Significant commercial understanding with an excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision making background 

  • Experience of building relationships at all levels to drive commercial benefits

  • Experience of implementing and driving unified strategies in a complex business environment

About The Company

We're foodmakers and shopkeepers. Together, #WeMakeMorrisons. And everyone’s welcome here. We work as one team to help feed the nation and make sure people can get the food they need. It’s all of our jobs.

 

As 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 even join us in our head office, we’d love to meet you.

 

And with all the support you need to be your best, you won’t just help us make Morrisons - you’ll build a rewarding career for yourself, too

 

We're a diverse and inclusive employer. And we don't just say it, we show it. Everyone is welcome at Morrisons!