Morrisons - Buying Graduate Scheme

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£27,000 + benefits
South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales, North West, North East, Scotland, Yorkshire, Nationwide
Apply by:
19th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

We’ll make you a great deal-maker.
You’ll make Morrisons.

Buying Graduate Scheme
At Morrisons, we give hard-working graduates the chance to be part of a different kind of retailer. We’re both food makers and shopkeepers. That gives our trading teams a unique perspective when it comes to dealing with our suppliers. It’s why they’re regarded as some of the best in the country. It’s also what gives our trading graduates such a brilliant head start in their careers.

Being a graduate at Morrisons means being a future business leader – and over the two years of our Buying Graduate scheme, you’ll develop all the skills, experiences and personal qualities you need to succeed. This includes attending a series of leadership training modules, as well as spending time with our experienced buyers and learning on the job.

What you’ll be doing
Taking on early responsibility in a fast-paced area, you’ll start off as an assistant buyer before training to become a buyer of a product area. Specific responsibilities include sourcing and selecting ranges, negotiating agreements, and forecasting sales and trade plans. You’ll also play a big role in everything from promotions and new product development to product launches, marketing and packaging.

You’ll be based throughout your two years at Hilmore House in Bradford, a buzzing office environment home to lots of different Morrisons teams. By the end of the two years, you should be ready to take charge of your own category with budget responsibility.

What you’ll need to join us
Our colleagues ‘Make Morrisons’. You’ll be no exception. So what we’re looking for is not just a minimum 2:1 degree but also the ability to see the fine detail and keep up to speed with products, competitors and the market. Great communication skills are important, as is the ability to lead, influence and build strong working relationships with all kinds of people. You’ll also need confidence, drive and resilience, as well as a good head for figures and plenty of common sense.