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Product Development & Sourcing Manager in Bradford

About The... We’re recruiting for a Product Development & Sourcing Manager to join our Health & Beauty team based at our Head Office in Bradford. In this role you’ll report directly to our Category Director and will source suppliers,...

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About The Role
We’re recruiting for a Product Development & Sourcing Manager to join our Health & Beauty team based at our Head Office in Bradford.

In this role you’ll report directly to our Category Director and will source suppliers, then developing and delivering own brand products to reflect customer needs and are highly relevant to the market so you’ll need a really strong understanding of the market within this category.

In the role you’ll be doing things like this;
● Sourcing and developing Own Brand Health & Beauty products
● Developing the product strategy within category and creating a sourcing plan, using it to develop and deliver a high quality, low cost, Health & Beauty Own Brand offer
● Seeking customer insight and purchase motivations to drive product improvements
● Building clear, concise and well defined product briefs to enable above 90% 1st product panel pass rates
● Engaging technical and compliance teams to ensure all products are safe, legal and of the right quality that upholds Morrisons brand reputation
● Counselling category buyers in developing product strategies
About You
About You
You’ll need skills and experience like this;
● A strong understanding of the Health & Beauty market, trends and social impacts, and of product development in this category as well as the supply base in this area
● Technical understanding of product development process from 3rd party suppliers
● Experience of sourcing within China, ideally along with the contacts needed to grow the supply base there
● Proven ability to successfully source and develop Health & Beauty Products
● Creative thinking and ability to convert insight / trends into finished products
● The ability to speak fluent Mandarin is essential as you will be working with our suppliers in China
● Higher education qualifications in a subject relevant to Health & Beauty Product Development is preferred but not essential

The salary range for this position is between £55,000 and £65,500 based on experience.
About The Company

About Us
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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