Head of Procurement - Global Sourcing

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 18/08/2019

Head of Procurement - Global Sourcing

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

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About the role

The Head of Global Sourcing reports to the Group Procurement Director (CPO) and it’s the most critical role within the Group Procurement Committee. The Head of Global Sourcing will sit at the centre of everything we do in GSNFR Procurement in terms of purchasing goods and services and will drive our sourcing strategy with suppliers. The Head of Global Sourcing plays a crucial role in the delivery of the £500M program.

Has overall responsibility for a) Defining sourcing strategies across categories of spend b) Negotiate and define global agreements and structures with suppliers in support of the whole of Tesco globally c) Initiate, conduct and deliver specific tender, negotiations or projects for the acquisition of goods and services not for resale d) Manage all suppliers across categories with a specific focus on key strategic suppliers of relevance and/or importance for the group.

You will be responsible for

• Spearhead cross-business unit sourcing initiatives with the goal of driving collaboration across business units and identifying opportunities for savings and increased efficiency

• Drive Procurement teams through a structure governance of regular update meetings and workshops

• Implement a category management program

• Builds credibility with internal stakeholders to ensure the adoption of enterprise-wide collaboration in sourcing and procurement. Ensures interaction amongst business units to understand operational needs, while providing strategic thought leadership with internal stakeholders

• Interfaces actively with procurement, operations and finance executives across the various operating companies

• Show continuous year over year improvement of category addressable spend (specifically and most immediately contributing to the £500M three-year GSNFR cost reduction program)

• Stays abreast of relevant economic, industry, supply market, and business conditions. Updates strategy accordingly and acts to assure the adequate and competitive supply of critical products and services to support ongoing business and new initiatives

• Together with the Head of Procurement Strategy & Delivery, ensures supplier performance management systems are in place and actively reviewed

• In alignment with the Head of Procurement Operations, set the direction, tone, and operating procedures that govern purchasing to assure compliance with laws, internal controls, financial terms and to manage risk associated with third-party relationships and supply

• Manages a central procurement team of global buyers in Tesco Head office as well as functionally managing buying teams across Central Europe, Asia and India

You will need

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Supply Chain Management

• Senior level experience in purchasing, sourcing and supply chain

• Extensive experience in managing and motivating large teams. Significant experience in executive communication and building consensus across groups

• Ability to motivate others to a high level of performance and navigate across a large organization using influence to build relationships with customer organization

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 of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car Allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • A retirement savings plan:  6%-10% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay 
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Health Screening every 2 years
  • 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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