Assistant Buyer - Craft Beer

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1TW AL7 1TW

United Kingdom

Apply by: 10/07/2018

Assistant Buyer - Craft Beer

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1TW AL7 1TW

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About the role

Are you a recent graduate or have some buying experience and are looking to work in Food for Britain's largest retailer? 

We will provide you with excellent training & development and support internal moves in the future so you will have lots of exposure to different food categories.  

If we stock it, we buy it!  We have a huge Buying team which ensure that we source and buy great quality products which allows us to give our customer the best offers, ranges and prices available.

You will be responsible for

  • Using store visits, social media and supplier knowledge to create a best in class craft beer range to ensure we continue to lead the market.
  • Keeping on top of market trends in the exciting, growing craft category, delivering product innovation for customers.
  • Supporting your manager to manage supplier performance, identifying potential new suppliers and supporting to build long term supplier relationships.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to agree and deliver market leading plans for craft beer aligned to the customer plan & category strategy with support from your manager.
  • Supporting delivery of trade, promotions & events, striving to exceed KPIs, driving trial and engagement in craft beer.
  • Supporting the Supply Chain Plan, helping getting our products in store on time.
  • Working with suppliers and the category quality team to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.
  • Using insight tools to analyse and understand performance issues and opportunities.
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies, storage and handover protocols and successfully completing all my training so that you have zero GSCOP breaches.
  • Ensuring all agreements are recorded in writing, reporting GSCOP complaints to Legal within 48 hours of receipt.

You will need

Experience relevant for this role:

  • Buying
  • Range & trade planning
  • Report preparation and analysis
  • Experience of craft beer

Operations skills relevant for this role:

  • Influencing & negotiation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supplier management
  • Buying and Range management
  • Trade planning
  • Data analysis
  • Microsoft Excel

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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