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Procurement Manager in Bradford

About The... Imagine what you could achieve here. At Morrisons, our heritage is retail, so working at pace, achieving value and putting the customer first is part of our DNA.  Procurement is key to our success, making sure...

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About The Role

Imagine what you could achieve here. At Morrisons, our heritage is retail, so working at pace, achieving value and putting the customer first is part of our DNA.  Procurement is key to our success, making sure the business is agile and can evolve to meet the needs of our four stakeholder groups: customers, colleagues, suppliers and shareholders. Our mission is simple - to support our competitive advantage and profitability by obtaining great value goods and services in line with business goals, working together to pass on cost savings to our customers. 


We look after the procurement of all Goods Not For Resale - this spans across our buildings, equipment and services across our divisions: Retail, Manufacturing and Logistics. It’s big scale stuff and a unique opportunity to influence major spend areas; to give you a flavour, we support the spend on suppliers of £1.4bn across OpEx and CapEx. 


We’ve been making moves over the past 12 months. We’ve taken a look at our operating model and are focussing less on non value-add activities, replacing them with strategic solution building which will take the business forward. We’ve developed a team of analysts who offer critical business insight.  We have developed our skills base and are driving active stakeholder engagement more than ever. We are focussing on developing creative solutions to extract significant and sustained commercial advantage from our suppliers, collaborating with the business to optimize revenue opportunity, reduce costs and drive commercial benefit. 


Our ambition is to be trusted advisors to our stakeholders,who offer a true value-add service, building pipelines for future procurement improvement and empowering our people to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our customers. To do this, we look for extraordinary relationship builders and natural storytellers, with an insatiable curiosity to get under the skin of how we run individual business areas, along with the commercial and analytical flair to influence and design first-class solutions. 

About the role


The successful Procurement Manager will have responsibility for: 

  • Managing procurement of all Goods Not For Resale within the designated category, using best practice category management, supplier relationship management (SRM) and contract management techniques 

  • Ensuring detailed, forward-looking category plans which align to the wider business objectives, regularly reviewing and evolving plans based on changing business needs and  supply market dynamics

  • Supporting stakeholders with relationship strategies with suppliers, supporting with strategic reviews, supplier performance management and contract compliance, developing joint plans with key stakeholders 

  • Maintaining credibility and relevance with the category, building a reputation for delivery, so that the Procurement team becomes trusted advisors and are recognised as a clear benefit.

  • Influencing policy thinking and positively influence continuous improvement across the business, bringing drive, energy and pace to category activity.

  • Developing and maintaining an extensive supplier network,, identifying new solutions and/or market shifts and seeking alternatives where necessary

  • Thought leadership in the development and enhancement of procurement processes.

  • Consulting with senior internal stakeholders to understand complex business problems and influence category development through the implementation of robust solutions which are commercially beneficial, creating a unified business strategy

  • Becoming an expert within the category, driving meaningful results for Morrisons, ensuring the end customer receives excellent service through consistent supplier outcomes

About You

About you 


So that you are set for success, you will have the following skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge and experience of developing and implementing category management best practices, SRM techniques and sourcing strategies

  • 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 providing robust solutions to achieve business objectives and overcome business challenges 

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

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

About The Company

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 plus two more 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.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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