About The... We're looking for two experienced Buying Manager’s to join our Beers & Cider trading team at our Support Centre in Bradford. A £500m per annum category this role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to...
We're looking for two experienced Buying Manager’s to join our Beers & Cider trading team at our Support Centre in Bradford.
A £500m per annum category this role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to deliver strong branded propositions across this incredibly important Beers, Wines and Spirits category.
The role will include working closely with a number of different size suppliers from large multinationals to smaller local and regional players. Strong stakeholder management skills are essential to ensure buy in of strategy across the business.
In the role you’ll be delivering the customer offer through the defining and delivery of the range, price and quality across all available channels for your category. You’ll be expected to drive profitable growth for the business and contribute to the business managing it’s costs.
You’ll be responsible for:
Building and delivering to the category plan
Delivery of Sales and Profit
Control of Stock holding and Availability
Working with insight, marketing and suppliers to build a compelling range
Operating your category in full compliance with the Grocery Suppliers Code of Practice (GSCOP)
Delivering our supplier promises (12 point charter) through continuously improving Supplier relationships and engagement with detailed supplier knowledge and regular factory / facility visits
You’ll need skills and experience like this:
The ability to create, plan, execute and deliver your category plans and create a compelling longer term vision for specified category(s) (up to 3 years)
A track record of negotiating with suppliers
An understanding of supply chain and promotion mechanics as well as store operations and the ability to derive value
Product Knowledge within Beer is highly desirable
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.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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