Standards and Audit Advisor

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 21/10/2019

Standards and Audit Advisor

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW

About the role

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Tesco supplier approval programmes, to drive improvements in standards throughout our supply chains, and protect the Tesco brand. You will gain exposure to the global business, building relationships with Tescos internal and external stakeholders, including industry leaders like GlobalG.A.P. and Red Tractor. The role requires quick thinking in a fast paced environment but also includes long term improvement-driving projects.

You will be responsible for

  • Taking the lead for our Horticulture supplier standards and technical approval programme.
  • Developing technical standards, policies and other documentation relating to products, suppliers, auditors and Audit Service Providers, Supporting the delivery and promotion of continuously improved Food and Non-Food technical approval standards, technical policies and supplier and colleague guidance material
  • Supporting the management of all our supplier approval programmes, working closely with the Standards and Audit Managers managing Audit Service Providers, including performance reporting and audit scheduling queries.
  • Support our Product technical teams through the supplier audit process from audit date scheduling to close out of non-conformances raised during the audit.
  • General day to day team support

Key people you will be working with:

  • Product Regulatory Compliance Team
  • Category Teams
  • Audit Service Providers
  • Suppliers

People and budgets you will be accountable for:

  • Personal spending budget

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Networking and managing relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Organisational skills
  • Working at pace to achieve deadlines
  • Commercial awareness

Relevant Experience:

  • >2 years experience in related industry
  • Technical background with manufacturing, production, supply chain, retail or auditing background preferable
  • Basic project management skills
  • Basic stakeholder management skills
  • A good working knowledge of IT packages (Microsoft Office and SharePoint)
  • A strong IT skill set to allow for adapting to the use of Tesco internal systems
  • Either Degree level/equivalent qualification or extensive industry experience
  • Technical audit programme management and/or horticulture and/or farm assurance experience are beneficial.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but arent 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

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.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We’re driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world’s leading retailer.

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.

Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd 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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