Responsible Sourcing Manager - Commodities and Grocery

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 26/03/2019

Responsible Sourcing Manager - Commodities and Grocery

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW

About the role

You will work with colleagues across Tesco, as well as suppliers and stakeholders to identify and manage responsible sourcing risks and develop and support the implementation of solutions.

You will be responsible for

  • Leading Tesco’s responsible sourcing work on key high-risk products from a human rights’ perspective (tea, coffee, cane sugar, rice, prawns and chicken)
  • Representing Tesco at external events, industry forums and multi-stakeholder platforms to advocate change and identify impactful collaborations with external partners
  • feeding into the overall human rights’ strategy and implementing our corporate commitments across food categories and the wider business
  • working with key suppliers to respond to ethical issues and feedback on joint CSR plans

Key people and teams you will be working with:

  • Commercial Categories 
  • Suppliers 
  • Group Procurement 
  • Distribution
  • IS Buying Hubs Marketing 
  • Industry Trade Bodies 
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives 
  • NGO's 
  • Trade-Unions 
  • Certification Bodies 
  • Audit Companies
  • Consultants

Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this role:

  • Analytical and research skills
  • Project management
  • Communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Strategic thinking and process improvement
  • MS Office

Relevant experience for this role:

  • Relevant knowledge/experience in responsible sourcing
  • Supply chain/commercial/retail or equivalent customer focused environment, incl. international
  • Managing complex business change projects with strong influencing/collaboration skills
  • Multi-stakeholder working with external stakeholders (NGO's, trade unions, media)

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!

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 25 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

Application process

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

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