SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST

  • Job Reference: 68003
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Morrisons plc
  • Location: Bradford
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Part Time Flex, Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk flexible working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

At Morrisons our heritage is retail, so working at pace, achieving value and putting the customer first is part of our DNA. We're constantly looking for Supply Chain Specialists on a FTC to join our Operations teams in this busy, fast paced environment. We're currently recruiting for candidates to join our talent pool for when those roles become available. In this role, you'll take ownership for outstanding availability to our partners in designated product categories, whilst delivering against stock and waste targets to minimise cash impacts to the business. The successful candidate will actively participate in running and improving the business team. 

In the team, you’ll be responsible for:
  • Working with the business team to ensure systems data is input in a timely manner to ensure no impact to availability at a Group level
  • Owning end to end product, data and performance for their categories and customers
  • Owning the escalations at the right time where opportunities/risks arise in regards to product flow
  • Leading the category availability of product flow measures within the business team
  • Working with business teams on strategic improvements for their categories such as: case size optimising, lead time optimisation, waste improvement, end to end productivity, lowest cost to serve, exception management 
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with the full Business Team who work on the category to agree the optimum levels of products to meet customer demand 
  • Actively managing supplier base and negotiating with suppliers on service performance 
  • Reporting accurately on KPI performance and communicate supply chain category performance out to the wider business in a clear, concise way to drive decision making and action  
  • Working with suppliers and provide accurate information to plan stock levels effectively to maximise sales
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement across, stock, availability and waste
  • Analysing and understanding complex data and present recommendations in a clear and concise way to different stakeholders
  • Actively drive actions that will reduce forecasting variability for their categories , owning the sales alignment for categories
  • Improving availability all the way through the end to end supply chain from supplier to shelf edge (group)
  • Reviewing promotional performance and stock targets on a weekly basis and agree actions with trading to limit impact to inventory levels or wastage at store 
  • Giving suppliers accurate information to plan stock levels effectively to maximise sales
  • Influencing and working with the commercial teams to make decisions that improve availability and reduce waste
About You

So that you're set for success, we're looking for a self-starter, who's an exceptional communicator with the ability to influence at all levels. You'll work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you're tenacious and strive for excellence.

You'll also have the following:

  • An understanding of retail business, processes and consumer demand
  • Understanding of Supply Chain principles (Stock, availability, Waste & Markdown, Seasonality and promotional impacts)
  • Understanding of supply chain end to end solutions
  • Understanding of project methodology
  • Advanced level knowledge of Excel with excellent stakeholder management ability 
  • Previous experience of working with colleagues from all levels of the business
  • Experience of data management, management forecasting and interpreting trends
  • Proven delivery of projects to a schedule
About The Company

In return for looking after our customers, we look after our colleagues too.

 
What we offer:
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory 8 days bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave  
  • 4 day working week + occasional Saturdays
  • Annual bonus plan
  • Market leading staff discount scheme
  • Competitive pension scheme & life assurance
  • Private medical cover
  • Onsite staff shop, barista bar, gym facilities, subsidised canteen

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive. Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.