Job Type:
Fixed Term / Full Time

About The Role

Role Purpose:  To assist the Buyer/Senior Buyer in planning, sourcing and negotiating a commercial and competitively priced product range across all channels, whilst maximising sales and margin for the department.  Be accountable for a given category including strategy, product range, performance, and quality working alongside the merchandising team and with guidance from the Buyer/Senior Buyer.   Effective management of junior team members.  Deputise for the Buyer when applicable.



          Customers are at the heart of everything you do, you’re relentless in ensuring you listen to our customers. You lead by example. 

          Develop positive working relationships with suppliers. Participate in supplier meetings to effectively develop product and negotiate prices in line with Nutmeg quality and design values.

          Identify any opportunities or risk in the supply base, and propose suggestions to Buyer/Senior Buyer

          Work with marketing department, visual merchandising and PR teams to develop strong and consistent marketing messages, visual merchandising strategies and brand image for the given category and department, keeping the buyer/senior buyer informed.

          Ensure the critical path is being accurately kept up to date and adhered to dealing with any issues.

          Demonstrate an understanding of customer profile and market trends.


          Be a role model to all and motivate all junior members of the team in order to potentialise their talent through effective management and help them to progress forward in their career.

          Continuously challenge process, and systems to ensure we deliver the best value for our customers

          Effectively manage and delegate tasks in Buyer/Senior buyer’s absence.

          Being a supportive and effective team member.

          Regularly gain feedback and review performance to build strong and effective working relationships.



          Proactively be involved in the department strategy, helping to develop and build a commercial product range that reflects the Nutmeg brand strategy, being able to utilise all information from historical analysis, retail market data and future trends.

          Present to Buyer/Senior Buyer a clearly defined product plan and strategy for a given category supported by clear and sound reasoning.

          Deliver a commercial and competitive range for given category whilst ensuring that the brand standards in both quality and value are maintained and sales and margin targets are met.

          Establish key working relationships with Merchandising, Design, Technical teams and suppliers. Effectively communicate across the teams any issues, proposes solutions and updates accordingly.

          Ensure a customer focused knowledge of the varying market and trends by regular competitive and own store visits to help the Buyer/Senior Buyer to deliver a product range that is balanced and reflects customer requirements in terms of pricing, quality and fashionability . Offer your own proactive thoughts and ideas to the Buyer/Senior Buyer/Head of Buying and Design.

          Assist the Buyer/Senior Buyer in operating an effective and timely product sign off process, in line with the product critical path and planning cycle.

          Always consider the way we merchandise products in store and the associated impacts.

          Regularly review operational performance to improve plans and delivery.

          Put forward proposals to the Buyer/Senior buyer accompanied with sound reasoning on travel plans.

          Prepare and manage any reports as requested by the department for meetings.

          Deputise for the Buyer/Senior Buyer when required.


Sales, Profit and Cash

          Awareness of the business and own departments weekly and seasonal sales and profit figures.

          Maximising sales and profit for given category within the product department to meet agreed targets through strong negotiation and development of global supplier relations.

          Weekly monitoring and evaluation working with the merchandising team on the performance of the given category against forecasted and targeted figures. Constantly reviewing sales and identifying opportunities and risk whilst seeking guidance from the Senior Buyer/Buyer.


About You

Role-specific knowledge, skills & experience: 


          Listening to our customers and using their feedback to drive range improvements and translate into sales and margin.

          Able to take on new information, adapt style and learn new ways of working. Creatively looking to develop new products as well as develop new markets and opportunities, showing a great eye for detail.

          Able to understand customer needs and find ways to improve value.

          Takes responsibility for own learning, keeping skills and knowledge up to date and sharing knowledge with others through mentoring.


          Planning and organizing. 

          Influencing and relationship building.

          Commercial Acumen - Ability to judge the market and maximise sales and margin

          Product Knowledge -  demonstrate a passion for product quality and attention to detail

          The ability to create environments where sharing ideas, issues and concerns is the norm.

          Ability to champion pace and simplicity.

          Ability to gain feedback from colleagues and customers.

          Presentation skills.


          Fashion/business qualification.

          Ability to contribute towards and the execute department strategy.

          Ability to use financial analysis and customer data to deliver the business plan.

          Awareness and experience of planning, developing, sourcing and negotiating a commercial product range.

          A passion for product and an eye for detail.

          Experience with a clothing retailer/supplier.

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

At Morrisons we like to do things our own way. We believe in working in partnership with our communities, colleagues, suppliers and British farmers to provide our customers with the freshest food at great value for money. We’re also constantly innovating. We've our own-brand clothing range - Nutmeg.
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.  Nutmegs aim is to take a fresh approach to clothing by celebrating the joys of childhood through offering our customers good, quality everyday clothes that are affordable, thoughtful and that work better for people’s lives.  We want to develop and nurture talent within Nutmeg, where we have a diverse wealth of experience including backgrounds in designer, high street and supermarket clothing.  We sincerely hope you will enjoy working and becoming a part of the Nutmeg Team.

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a discount card for you and two for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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