Marketing Procurement Manager – Creative

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/06/2019

Marketing Procurement Manager – Creative

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join the Marketing (Customer) Procurement team. This role will be working in partnership with our Marketing stakeholders and agency supply base. You will be involved in and lead the end to end procurement of Marketing categories, predominantly within the Creative & Design category, for the UK business and across the Group and business entities. We are looking for an individual with proven experience of the Marketing category - either from procurement, marketing function or agency background - with an excellent understanding of the commercial, agency management and marketing operational landscape. Procurement are a key function, working in partnership with the business and agency base to build plans and deliver cost efficiencies and drive operational change in line with Tesco's strategic priorities. A great time to join the Marketing (Customer) procurement team.

You will be responsible for

  • Developing and implementing the Procurement plans for the products/services I support
  • Developing strong working relationships with the stakeholder base (internally and external suppliers) to understand and influence requirements
  • Demonstrating effective behaviours in conducting commercial negotiations that will help generate positive outcomes 
  • Writing and delivering a procurement plan
  • Controlling the business spend through improved use of tools and processes
  • Sourcing potential new suppliers and assess their sustainability to supply Tesco, minimising risk and optimising service.
  • Enhancing existing supplier relationships to ensure continued suitability and creating greater value
  • Consolidating supplier volumes in order to create a manageable category
  • Continually assessing and reviewing the supply base to manage total cost, quality and availability
  • Assisting in the development of the functional operating model for the product category 
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best

You will need

  • Creative experience, either from procurement, marketing function or agency background.
  • Procurement / buying experience
  • Managing contracts
  • Experience of change management and project management
  • Cross functional working and stakeholder engagement
  • Negotiation skills
  • Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Category Planning
  • MS Office
  • Commercial acumen
  • Contract management
  • Development of self, high standards of personal ethic

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

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.
Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.
In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.
If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.
NOTE: 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. 

Application process

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

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