Buying Manager – Livestock Beef & Lamb

Company: Morrisons
Location: Lancashire
Salary: Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
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We are looking for an experienced Buying Manager – Beef & Lamb to join our livestock trading team at our Colne Manufacturing site based in Colne, Lancashire.
Our Manufacturing sites are fast paced and demanding. We’re the only major UK supermarket with our own abattoir and meat processing site, so where better to develop your skills and grow your career?
Our Livestock Buyers are key to ensuring we get high quality meat for our customers. This role will focus on procurement of cattle and lambs.
Reporting into the Senior Livestock Manager, you will work alongside a wider team sourcing approximately £450m worth of stock every year including 180,000 cattle, 1.5 million pigs and 650,000 lambs as well as dealing with over 3,000 suppliers.
You will also be responsible for:
  • Maintaining relationships with current and new suppliers.
    Working closely alongside all livestock entities
  • Leading the progression of Woodheads livestock schemes.
  • Ensure that livestock is sourced to our business needs and to the requirements of our retail consumer.
  • Supporting the strategic livestock plan
About Woodhead Bros, Colne Manufacturing.

Woodhead Bros Colne was re-developed in 2013/4 covering 180,000 sq ft on 9 acres of land. There are 840 colleagues and it runs a 5 day operation. They supply Morrisons’ stores and Farmer’s Boy with raw materials to produce a full range of butchery products including materials for sausage, pies and cooked meats. It is one of the largest meat processing facilities in Europe.

About You
A strong buying background and knowledge of the livestock industry is essential, as well as strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. In addition to a track record of negotiating with suppliers and an understanding of supply chains.
About The Company

From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK’s 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer.


We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK with up to 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet.


Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 97,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

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