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Merchandising Planner - Impulse in Bradford

About The... We’ve created a new role for a Merchandising Planner in our Grocery Trading Team based at our support centre in Bradford. You’ll be working with the Head of Trading and Senior Buying Manager and will manage the delivery...

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About The Role

We’ve created a new role for a Merchandising Planner in our Grocery Trading Team based at our support centre in Bradford. You’ll be working with the Head of Trading and Senior Buying Manager and will manage the delivery and sales for seasonal events. The role involves a lot of data analysis, decision making and stakeholder engagement so you’ll need to be confident and able to challenge and provide rationalised recommendations.

What will you do in the role of a Merchandising Planner in the grocery team at Morrisons?

  • Be accountable for the sales of £130m of sales across 600 products

  • Maximise profitability of all seasonal events

  • Manage our key suppliers, own brand and branded suppliers

  • Use data to understand what the customer wants so we can give them the right products at the right time, understanding trends and forecasting demand

  • Manage all inbound stock movement for the department

About You

What skills/experience do you need to be a success in this role?

  • You’ll need to be analytical, any experience working with sales data & external data sources (Kantar / Nielson) would be an advantage

  • Being able to use the data findings and present to stakeholders in a way that not only provides recommendations but also creates a vision and influences decisions is key

  • Clear communication and confidence is necessary, alongside the Head of Trading, you’ll be making key decisions to maximise trade

  • Experience of delivering under pressure

You might be a merchandising planner already or you might be in a different function with a transferable skillset. A trading background isn’t essential, you might be in finance, trade planning or a supplier. As long as you can demonstrate how you could do the role we are open to considering a variety of backgrounds.

If you think you’ve got what it takes then we’d like to hear from you.

About The Company

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.

Together we’re a team of 450 people who decide what we sell and at what price. We negotiate deals with suppliers. We listen to what brands and products our customers want. And we look for the best local produce, tracking down products around the world to meet constantly changing tastes.

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.

Why Morrisons? We’re multi-award winning - named retailer of the year for international wine and meat & fish. We prepare more food in our stores than any other UK retailer. We also have more in-store Butchers, Fishmongers and Bakers than our competitors. Put simply we’re as passionate about providing good quality products as you are.

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.

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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