Supply Chain Manager - Talent Pool in Bradford

About The... Proud of our roots, we are a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across our 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of...

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About The Role

Proud of our roots, we are a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across our 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.  

Our Head Office is based in Thornbury, on the outskirts of Bradford. Buzzing with activity, this is where our Supply Chain decisions are made; fast, agile and highly responsive, our vertically integrated supply chain is probably the best in the industry. Working seamlessly with logistics and manufacturing, we get our products from field to fork faster and fresher. It’s what makes us stand out from the rest. We ensure everything is in the right place at the right time, so our customers can always put their favourite products in their shopping baskets.

It’s big scale stuff. The pace is fast and it’s always an exciting place to be. Working with over 1,300 suppliers and a network of 38 warehouses, we manage over 28,000 product lines. Our leading-edge systems keep everything running smoothly from forecasting to replenishment. 

But the secret to our success is teamwork. Fresh. Chilled. Ambient. Home & Leisure. Online. Reporting. Training. Our different teams work as one, driving sales, sharing ideas and meeting the needs of our customers. So get ready to enjoy a supply chain career with a difference.


Why you should join us...


Our people Make Morrisons. We are passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people. We are forward-thinking and stay one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry, giving us exposure to creative initiatives which improves the offering to our customers. 


In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.


We are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join our team on a permanent basis. We’d love you to join us and play a part in our growing success story.


What this role will be doing…


In our Supply Chain Manager role you will lead a team of Supply Chain Specialists as well as external supplier implants based here in Hilmore, to deliver availability to the customer by having the right stock in the right place at the right time, consequently reducing markdown, managing stockholding and increasing overall profit. You will be accountable for, inbound and outbound service, order forecasting, promotional & seasonal planning and execution, space analysis and stock allocations across multiple categories. Other responsibilities will include:


  • Providing suppliers with an accurate rolling forecast and working with key suppliers to maximise benefits of stock and production controls, looking for opportunities to balance stock targets with commercial benefits.

  • Leading the team on end to end process walkthroughs with key suppliers to identify opportunities and agree measurable plans to reduce cost and improve service

  • Playing a leadership role in Business Unit and category planning with timescales from 6 months to 5 years

  • Minimising all logistics costs for your categories by working upstream in the supply chain to identify and deliver efficiency opportunities. 

  • Initiating and driving Business Unit and supply chain improvement plans through to completion, including seasonal strategies for your categories that improve availability and sales, improve team routines and ways of working and reduce stock. 

  • Leading a team to continuously improve ways of working, taking ownership of performance management of the team, tackling underperformance in a structured way and highlighting strong performance to celebrate success and share best practice. 

  • Collaborating with the wider supply chain team to spot and develop talent through the team and coach for improved performance. 

  • Working closely with the key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth transition of stock through the business in line with Business Unit and supply chain targets and efficiencies.

  • Lead a team and influence key stakeholders to maximise availability for customers through forecasting and stock management in alignment with the Business Units P&L targets.

About You

So that you are set for success, we are looking for an exceptional communicator with the ability to influence at all levels and across multiple functions, often using data to support critical business decisions. You will work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you are tenacious and committed to providing an outstanding service. You will also have:

  • A passion for championing the customer and retail, ensuring customers are at the centre of daily routines and ways of working

  • Experience in supply chain management to meet both sales and stock targets, taking action to mitigate risk and optimise opportunity.

  • Previous experience in a similar role in Supply Chain, including sales analysis at item/store level and store grading.

  • A track record of managing stock flow and sales targets to meet financial targets

  • Experience of forecasting, data analysis and stock management, including seasonality and promotional factors.

  • A strong background of managing and controlling stock within strict financial budgets and has experience of working with multiple lead times and temperature regimes

  • Very strong relationship building skills across multiple management levels and functions

  • Ability to strategise and forward plan, independently and within Business Unit 

  • A proactive communication style with a proven track record of influencing to engage peers and team in trading decisions.

  • People management experience with a proven track record of managing and developing others

About The Company

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive. 


Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.

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Must be eligible to work in the EU
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