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Procurement Manager - Packaging

Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
About The Role

Manage procurement of all Goods Not For Resale within the Packaging category.

Use best practice category management, supplier relationship management (SRM) and contract management techniques to support our competitive advantage and profitability by obtaining great value goods and services in line with business goals. Manage end to end procurement initiatives, designing strategic and robust solutions to drive commercial benefit, sustainably. Act as a trusted advisor to our five stakeholder groups: suppliers, customers, colleagues, shareholders and communities to build a pipeline for future procurement improvements within the category.

Role Measurement:

  • Development and delivery of sourcing and contracting strategies across the category, in line with objectives, achieved through a full mapping of the spend category and the associated market

  • Ensuring detailed, forward-looking 3 year category plans are agreed with stakeholders, aligned to the wider business objectives, regularly reviewed based on changing business needs and supply markets. achieved through engagement with the market to seek best supply options and the ability to present these clearly back to the internal stakeholder with a clear and reasoned recommendation

  • Supporting stakeholders with supplier relationship strategies, supporting strategic reviews and developing joint plans with stakeholders

Working to limit non-contractual spend through the stakeholder base, driving corrective action where needed, ensuring best practice through continued training and support 
About You

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • Developing and implementing category management best practices, SRM techniques and sourcing strategies through previous work experience

  • Knowledge of relevant markets and trends, including third party

  • Knowledge of relevant forms of contract to best procure goods and services

  • Desirable - Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


  • Procurement technical skills including excellent commercialism

  • Use of digital Enablers (eProc and digital Proc)

  • Setting Procurement strategy

  • Supplier Relationship Management  


  • Developing and maintaining a supplier network through effective and regular due diligence, identifying new solutions and/or markets, developing a regular process for continuous improvement

  • Ensuring appropriate supplier risk management is in place through regular risk reviews

  • Negotiating terms and ensuring compliant contracts are in place

  • Demonstrate importance of leading-edge subject matter expertise through example.

  • Thought leadership in the development and enhancement of procurement processes

Sales, Profit & Cash

  • Negotiating with the supply base to optimise value and operational efficiencies of goods and services.

  • Final accountability for managing costs within budgets

  • Mitigating risk around sourcing, costs and availability for the next 12 months, through robust contracts

  • Assisting internal stakeholders with capital planning and saves target setting for the following financial year

About The Company

Why work for Morrisons?

  • Salary is highly competitive. We don't advertise our salaries due to sensitivity and strong competition for talent with other local retailers, can disclose at application process though.

  • We have adopted a 4 day working week and flexibility on hours.

  • Recent PE takeover with exciting business areas primed for organic growth

  • Scope for progression – both upwards and laterally within Morrisons

  • Our high spec head office offers a range of mod cons and amenities – including onsite gym, parking, prayer space, bespoke coffee shops, and a wide variety of freshly prepared and subsidised meals daily from our cafeteria.

Click apply today to begin your journey and find out what a career with Morrisons could offer for you.