Climbing the Food Chain
Graeme Morrison, born and raised in Keith, was unsure as to what career he wanted to pursue after secondary school. From some gentle encouragement from his father, he decided to do an apprenticeship in Joinery however, Graeme felt this wasn’t the career for him. He then applied for a seasonal factory job at Baxters during the Summer of 1996.
After working on the production line for 6 months, Graeme then applied successfully for an Office Junior in the Production Planning Department. Within a few years he was promoted to a Supervisor position and then on to a Management position at the young age of 25. To broaden his knowledge, his Manager thought it would be great for Graeme to do a 2-year Post-Graduate course at Robert Gordon University (RGU) studying Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
In 2010, he decided to leave Baxters to become a Planning Manager at Johnstons of Elgin, due to wanting to experience something different and felt as that it was the right time in his career for a change. After 4 years working for a “great company, people and products,” he then decided to return to Baxters. His previous Manager at Baxters asked if he would be interested in coming back as Head of Supply Chain.
In 2016, the Baxters Fochabers Site Director position becoming available, which Graeme applied for successfully. He stated that his first year was “a steep learning curve” however it was the right role for him.
In late 2017 – March 2018, Graeme received a fantastic opportunity to work in the Baxter’s factory in Melbourne, Australia as Managing Director.
When returning to Fochabers, he was soon further promoted to be the European Supply Chain & Fochabers Site Director and has been in that role ever since.