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Buying Manager Store prepared salads & salad bar in Bradford

About The... We’re looking to recruit an experienced Buyer or Buying Manager based at our Head Office in Bradford buying for our Salad Bars and the Ingredients we use in our Fresh to Go departments. This is a 12 months FTC opportunity.

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About The Role

We’re looking to recruit an experienced Buyer or Buying Manager based at our Head Office in Bradford buying for our Salad Bars and the Ingredients we use in our Fresh to Go departments. This is a 12 months FTC opportunity.

As part of the role you’ll have responsibility for buying, managing and simplifying the Fresh, Frozen and Ambient Ingredients we bring into our stores to make our baguettes, salads and pizzas, this will involve understanding the instore operation & specific requirements for each ingredient. The role is also responsible for buying and developing  the Salad Bar category so you’ll need to be aware of market trends and have a passion for food.

A large element of the role will be driving consistency for our colleagues and customers, particularly around simplifying processes for our colleagues.

You’ll be joining a wider team who look after the rest of our Food to Go offering such as Sandwiches, Pie Shop, In Store Pizza and Hot food to go and working closely with them in regards to their requirements for ingredients.

What will I do in the role of a Buying Manager at Morrisons?

  • Drive profitability through sales and improve cost of goods

  • Show clear understanding of product range in terms of quality, cost and direction

  • Develop ranges and products to suit customer needs on our Salad Bar

  • Ensure continuity of supply and product availability through daily communication with stores, supply chain and logistics

  • Manage the supplier base to achieve cost savings and other End to End benefits for the business

About You

You’ll need skills and experience like this;

  • Previous buying and negotiation experience

  • Market street experience would be beneficial but isn’t essential

  • It’s also beneficial for you to understand operations in store or manufacturing operations

  • Ability to process data and information and present back in a clear and concise way to key stakeholders

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

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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