Morrisons Jobs – Supply Chain Specialist

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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 a Supply Chain Specialist to join our Operations teams in this busy, fast paced environment. We’re currently recruiting for a candidate to join our Meat department 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 minimize cash impacts to the business. The successful candidate will actively participate in running and improving the business team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Influencing and working with the commercial teams to make decisions that improve availability and reduce waste
  • Working with business teams on strategic improvements for their categories such as: case size optimizing, lead time optimization, waste improvement, end to end productivity, lowest cost to serve, exception management
  • Owning the escalations at the right time where opportunities/risks arise in regards to product flow
  • Analyzing and understanding complex data and present recommendations in a clear and concise way to different stakeholders
  • Working with suppliers and provide accurate information to plan stock levels effectively to maximize sales
  • Giving suppliers accurate information to plan stock levels effectively to maximize sales
  • 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
  • Improving availability all the way through the end to end supply chain from supplier to shelf edge (group)
  • 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
  • Actively managing supplier base and negotiating with suppliers on service performance
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement across, stock, availability and waste
  • Actively drive actions that will reduce forecasting variability for their categories , owning the sales alignment for categories
  • 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
  • Leading the category availability of product flow measures within the business team
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Understanding of project methodology
  • Advanced level knowledge of Excel with excellent stakeholder management ability
  • Understanding of Supply Chain principles (Stock, availability, Waste & Markdown, Seasonality and promotional impacts)
  • Understanding of supply chain end to end solutions
  • Proven delivery of projects to a schedule
  • An understanding of retail business, processes and consumer demand

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience of working with colleagues from all levels of the business
  • Experience of data management, management forecasting and interpreting trends

Job Details:

Company: Morrisons

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Leeds, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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