Wholesale Buying Manager in Bradford

About The... We are recruiting for a Wholesale Buying Manager to develop an understanding and expertise about a category of products and be the driver of sales providing wholesale customers with products that they want to buy;

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About The Role
We are recruiting for a Wholesale Buying Manager to develop an understanding and expertise about a category of products and be the driver of sales providing wholesale customers with products that they want to buy; which in turn will drive profits, margin and market share for next 12 months. The role will develop customer and supplier relationships and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to resolve all issues efficiently and effectively.

You'll be responsible for things like this in the role;
  • Understanding opportunities for sales and margin for your category of products, being able to articulate this in a plan with targets, for the next 12 months.
  • Proposing what products to sell, across your range, including defining how they are
    sourced and the key promotional activity.
  • Providing the support and product expertise, including production process, packaging and product ingredients for your given category to meet the Morrisons strategy.
  • Ensure the products you sell are charged to the customer correctly.
  • Be the central cog in a virtual team that includes account management, Supply Chain, Technical, Merchandising, Pricing and Finance, to define and deliver the business plan and to drive the sales and margin.
  • As the product expert, advising other Morrisons colleagues and suppliers to develop ranges and products to suit customer needs including own label.
  • Working in collaboration with business colleagues to manage stock, availability, waste/shrink and markdowns for all the products.
  • Manage availability of products through appropriate channels such as communication to supply chain, logistics and any other relevant departments and working with suppliers in the right way.
  • Ensuring that products complies with company policy and external legal requirements in relation to trading and product quality.
  • Give ongoing consideration to productivity savings at every point in the way that we range products and the way we distribute products to customers.
  • Giving the category team relevant admin, analysis or task support as required.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to optimise trade plan activation and value (including sales, margin and media income) and operational efficiencies around product sourcing, supply, availability for the appropriate time.
  • Setting exact product price.
  • Working with the Account Managers, Finance, and Pricing etc. to develop a business plan for the next 12 months.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance against budget / forecast, including sales
    volume , value, cash and profits
About You
You’ll need skills and experience like this to be a success:
  • Experience in trading or buying or commercial or national accounts in a retail or wholesale environment
  • Product Knowledge - the ability to be considered the business expert in your area and demonstrate a passion for product quality and provenance.
  • The ability to seek customer perceptions and motivations to inform and drive improvements, and translate these into sales and margin for Morrison’s
  • Ability to interpret the market and make recommendations to maximise sales margin.
  • The ability be the “central cog” to influence with effective interpersonal skills, other teams, such as Category Business Units, Account Managers, Supply, Pricing to drive delivery of your annual plan 
  • The ability to gain and integrate feedback from colleagues and customers to maximise sales and margin.
  • The ability to contribute toward and execute and deliver an annual plan.
  • An ability to negotiate with stakeholders
  • A track record of project managing and driving the benefits from an annual plan
  • An ability to trade within the constraints of trading standards and legal compliance.
  • The ability to use financial analysis and customer data to deliver business plan, which delivers increased sales and profit.
About The Company
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. 

Fresh thinking is the name of the game. We think innovatively to provide our customers with quality products and fresh, tasty food from all over the world.

We love talking to suppliers about their products and going out in the field (quite literally) to see what we’re buying for ourselves. We’re refreshingly different because we’re the UK’s most integrated food retailer with our own bakery, cooked meat factory, cheese packaging facilities, fish processing plants and more.

Own brands. Value brands. Global brands. We take great pride in them all. We also offer you the chance to specialise whether fashion, fruit or frozen food is your passion.

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.

Ways of working 
The wellbeing of our colleagues is really important to us and we want everyone to have a great home and work life balance. Because of this we've introduced a four day working week for all full time colleagues based at Hilmore House in Bradford.

You’ll be able to flex your working hours around the core hours of 10am-4pm, and can choose to do different hours each day as long as you’re covering these core hours. Each four day week will contain four average nine hour days.

We've also recognised the benefits of working across six days including Saturdays. To be more competitive and support our stores and sites more effectively, we now work over a six day operation, Monday to Saturday inclusive, and everyone in Hilmore House now works one Saturday in every four (or 13 a year), albeit Saturday will be a shorter working day of 6 hours.

Your non-working day will need to fit in with the business needs so more information about this and which day you'd take off will be discussed at your interview.

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