Technologist - Home

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/08/2019

Technologist - Home

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW

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About the role

To deliver and support safe, legal, responsibly sourced, quality products for your designated area always focusing on our customers and demonstrating value-led behaviour.

You will be responsible for

  • Supporting the Technical Manager and category to ensure that products are safe, legal, responsibly sourced and meet the product brief, Tesco rules & policies and customer expectations.
  • Developing expertise in within the relevant field, achieving KPI's and supporting development of policy/protocol in your designated category.
  • Working with the Technical Manager to minimise cost and risk in the supply chain and product range, ensuring appropriate controls are in place for consistency, legality and quality of products & packaging and signing off products where appropriate.
  • Ensuring required Due Diligence documents are in place. Ensuring labelling is legal and factually correct
  • Monitoring all quality feedback and assisting in implementing actions to resolve issues, ensuring customer queries are answered in a timely way.
  • Escalating and gathering data to support Incident management and enforcement challenges in designated product area .
  • Inputting product, benchmarking, process and improvement ideas into the New Product Development plan.
  • The technical critical path for new products/product changes, working with suppliers and flagging risks (Food only).
  • Contributing to strategy development with Category teams, supplying data to identify the best suppliers & sources.
  • Assisting to ensure suppliers have appropriate Technical & ethical audits and agreed action plans for improvement.
  • Supporting the Technical Manager and category to monitor supplier and product performance, communicating trends to the team.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.

Key people and teams you will be working with:

May vary depending on nature of work, e.g.  

  • Quality Measurement and Quality Standards.
  • Category teams and Responsible Sourcing.
  • IS and Hubs.
  • Design and New Product Development.
  • Marketing and Customer Service.
  • Testing labs.
  • Artwork Agencies, Suppliers and Industry Bodies.

You will need

Operational Skills

  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Relevant experience/qualification(s) in a related area.
  • Quality control / assurance.
  • Understanding of retail and customer needs.
  • Passion for product.
  • Relevant experience/qualification(s) in a related area.
  • Quality control / assurance.
  • Understanding of retail and customer needs.
  • Passion for product.

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
  • Privilegecard (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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