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Buying Manager- Vegetables in Bradford

About The... We're looking for an experienced Buying Manager - Vegetables to join our  trading team at our Support centre in Bradford.   A £120M per annum (sales) category this role offers the successful candidate a unique...

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About The Role

We're looking for an experienced Buying Manager - Vegetables to join our  trading team at our Support centre in Bradford.


A £120M per annum (sales) category this role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to develop and deliver Own Brand and Direct Sourcing plans across this incredibly important category. The role also encompasses working with a number of  Morrisons own Manufacturing sites.

The role will include pro-active development of direct growers (farmers) to deliver the wider Vegetable team strategy.

Excellent stakeholder management skills, coupled with strong presentation skills are essential, as you will be an international ambassador for the business.

In the role you’ll be delivering the customer offer through creating and delivering a market leading range driving best 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 things like this;

  • Building and delivering a category plan.

  • Developing and delivering a annual sourcing plan.

  • Working with insight, marketing and suppliers to build a compelling range.

  • Representing the business commercially around the world.. Finding, developing and managing new suppliers.

  • 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.

About You

You’ll need skills and experience like this;

  • An understanding of the global supply chain, supply chain optimisation, managing currency and commodity as an element of your cost base and driving buy for less initiatives

  • An understanding of promotional mechanics as well as store operations and the ability to derive value

  • A track record of negotiating with suppliers

  • 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).

  • Product Knowledge within Fresh Produce would be desirable

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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