Supply Chain Implant - Morrisons Bradford

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: High Wycombe, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.


The role:


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Customer Focused Supply Chain Implant to join the team, to enable Hovis to maximise sales for the Hovis portfolio of Branded and Customer Brand SKU's within Morrisons estate.


The successful candidate will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders within Hovis and Morrisons in a skilful and professional manner to interrogate systems and data to make informed decisions and interventions to maximise sales opportunities and availability of Hovis produced products in Morrisons stores.


This role will be based in Morrisons Head Office in Bradford with an element of hybrid working. Working with Hovis and Morrisons Supply Chain Teams.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Drive availability & waste through use of Morrisons replenishment and reporting systems
  • Maximise availability of all Hovis lines to target level whilst ensuring waste remains within target levels.
  • Escalate issues affecting the availability or supply of product to Morrisons
  • Maximise sales opportunities by identifying lost sales opportunities and in conjunction with relevant Morrisons category team implement actions to close gaps.
  • Review demand forecasts, managing forecast accuracy and stock allocations as required - share forecast changes with Hovis demand planning team to maximise short and medium term forecast accuracy.
  • Book, attend and cascade range and personal performance meetings with Senior Category Demand Planner.
  • Quarterly reviews with line manager and the Morrisons Supply Chain Category Demand Manager to ensure alignment on forward focus areas
  • Promotional, seasonal and event management
  • Consult on, and orchestrate additional value adding activity with the agreement of the Morrisons Supply Chain Category Demand Manager


The ideal candidate will be one that is passionate not only about the work they do but the brand they work for, takes ownership of what they do, and is able to influence multiple stakeholders in the right way.



Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:



  • Educated to A-Level standard.
  • Computer literate and accurate in data capturing
  • Exceptional grammar and letter writing skills.
  • Ability to develop great relationships at all levels.
  • At least 2 years of experience in working at this level in FMCG.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to drive change.



  • Understanding of retail metrics including demand, waste & availability.
  • Experience in data management and analysis using Excel (or similar).
  • Experience in influencing and driving stakeholders to deliver change.


Why work for us and our benefits:


At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries


  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.