NOW HIRING: We’re looking for lots of people to join us now in hourly paid roles across our logistics and manufacturing sites as we continue to #FeedTheNation.Find out more
We keep a close eye on everything, whether that’s providing quality, value and freshness from farm to fork, or helping to Feed the Nation as we support the most vulnerable members of our society.
We put our people, our customers, and our communities first
We provide products and services our customers, partners and communities can trust. And we keep it that way. It’s an exciting and fast-paced place to work, and we’re responsible for developing national initiatives and frameworks that support our stores to deliver outstanding community services. We also manage a range of national and strategic charity partnerships, plus our Morrisons Foundation community grants scheme. And we collaborate across our business to make new projects happen. Like our Doorstep Deliveries, Quieter Hour and cause-related-marketing initiatives, for example.
Our successes speak for themselves. Our sector-leading national charity partnership has raised over £12m for CLIC Sargent since 2017. The Morrisons Foundation has donated over £30m to charitable causes since its launch in 2015. And our Community Champions manage a local giving budget of £1.3m.
We’re leaders, specialists, and everything in between
Caring about our customers our colleagues and our communities, our Corporate Services team covers three main work streams: Charity, Community, and our Morrisons Foundation. We’re Leaders, Managers, Specialists, Degree Apprentices, and everything in between. Not to mention 17 Community Coaches who support our amazing team of 498 Community Champions who offer local food donations, volunteering, and fundraising.
As you would expect, communication, listening and planning skills play an enormous role here. As do the ability to take the initiative and think outside the box. And we’re always looking for more people with confidence, energy, a positive approach, and a passion for doing the right thing for their local communities.
Corporate Affairs is a diverse team that works together to make sure that what we do as a business is right for customers, colleagues, local communities and suppliers.
We have a Government Relations team that works closely with national and local government to inform policy, make sure we’re aware of all new legislation, and handle inquiries from politicians.
Our Ethical Trading team works in partnership with our suppliers, NGOs and enforcement bodies. They make sure that products in our stores are sourced in an ethical way and that people working at each stage of the supply chain are treated fairly.
Our Charity team in partnership with the Morrisons Foundation provides grants to help local charities and match fund our colleagues’ amazing fundraising efforts. And we work closely with our national charity partnership with CLIC Sargent, and other important charities including Marie Curie, Grocery Aid and the Royal British Legion.
And our Community team coordinates and supports our stores’ activity and enables our Community Champions to make a difference in the communities they serve.
There are lots of things the world can throw at us. Adverse weather, technology failures, loss of key suppliers, flooding, fires, terrorist activities, and even global pandemics. All of these things can interrupt our business and impact our colleagues, customers and business activity.
That’s where our Business Continuity team comes in. We make sure our business is ready and prepared for when things go wrong. It’s about making sure people are safe, and that we’re all able to play our part in adapting to forever changing situations.
But above all, it’s about supporting each other and making the most of the great teamwork you’ll find right across our business.
Our Food Safety team makes sure the products our customers buy are safe to eat, and this has never been more important as we continue to Feed the Nation. We work with internal teams and external agencies such as local authority environmental health teams to manage enforcement contacts, resolve customer complaints, and create new policies and procedures. And we’ve helped more than 90% of our stores achieve the highest Food Standards Rating.
Across the team, you’ll find a Head of Food Safety and Store Audit, along with Senior Technical Managers, Technical Managers, Legal Auditors and more. Many of us are multi skilled and have grown and developed in our roles. And if you can bring an organised, efficient, hard working and flexible approach, you’ll be able to do the same.
Sustainability and Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
Our Sustainability and GSCOP team sets our overall sustainability strategy. It’s about listening and responding to the issues that our customers and wider stakeholders care about, reporting progress against our social and environmental targets, and looking at the big issues, such as climate change and plastics, that help us to Feed the Nation in the right way.
We’ve got big plans too. By 2025, we want to have reduced our own brand primary plastic packaging by 50%. By 2030 we want to reduce food waste by 50%. And by 2040, we aim to reach net zero carbon emissions from our business operations.
We’ve already achieved a lot. At the end of the 2019/20 financial year, we’d donated 3.4m meals to people through FareShare. We’d reduced own brand plastic packaging by 9.6%. And we’d ranked 2nd for the second year running in the Greenpeace Supermarket Plastic Survey.
Keeping the team moving, we have a Head of Corporate Services, a Packaging Manager, a Corporate Responsibility Manager, Corporate Services Manager, and Corporate Services Specialist. And we regularly look for a mix of people to join us, from experienced professionals to apprentices and graduates, all with tenacity, personal resilience, and the ability to deliver real change.
Our Quality team is responsible for making sure 565 fruit, veg and horticulture products that we sell from around the globe, and procure from British Farming as their biggest customer, are as fresh as possible at the point of sale. But it’s a challenge that is made easier thanks to our own fruit, veg and flower sites, all of which are industry leaders after benefiting from recent multi million pound investments.
On the team, you’ll find colleagues in our manufacturing sites. Colleagues overseas in RSA, Spain, Peru, Costa Rica and more. A dedicated QC team. And teams of Technical Managers making sure our production lines meet all quality, safety and legality requirements.
That means there are lots of career paths available, from Levels 1 to 6. And it’s the perfect place for anyone who’s into farming, food science or horticulture, and who has a passion for understanding and meeting the ever changing needs of customers.