Store Ordering Manager - Seasonal

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 25/11/2019

Store Ordering Manager - Seasonal

Welwyn Garden City

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About the role

The Store Ordering Operations Team is responsible for the ordering into stores of all fresh food and seasonal ranges and the successful launch of all trade events.  Our objective is to ensure world class in-store availability whilst minimising inventory and avoiding any unnecessary waste.  The team works closely with colleagues across Supply Chain, Commercial and Space, Range and Merchandising to ensure that the correct products are delivered to the correct stores at the right time and in the right quantity.  This work includes the end to end management of all seasonal ranges for key events such as Christmas and Easter, and the development of existing tools and processes through innovative and creative thinking.

This is a high-profile role within Supply Chain and would suit a determined and motivated candidate with a passion for retail and delivering world class availability to customers at the most important times of the year.

You will be responsible for

  • Shape and deliver the seasonal ordering strategy
  • Take the lead for managing the governance of all fresh food seasonal ordering; track and report progress, update business leaders on potential threats and escalate where necessary
  • Plan, manage and deliver seasonal ordering in line with the agreed critical path
  • Identify, engage and influence stakeholders; build positive working relationships across multiple teams
  • Work with commercial colleagues to deliver their seasonal strategy; maximise sales opportunities through best in class availability whilst avoiding unnecessary waste
  • Simplify, automate and modernise existing tools and processes to deliver efficiency savings and improve forecasting, ordering, availability and waste
  • This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is planned and well organised, comfortable with analysing and interpreting data, and able to identify opportunities to improve the status quo

You will need

Demonstrated experience of:

  • Managing and successfully delivering complex projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to manipulate and interpret large sets of data; a maths or science-based degree is required
  • Delivering change or innovation to improve existing processes
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise and deliver multiple tasks to a deadline
  • Adapting and responding to change in a fast-paced operational environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication – you will need to be able to articulate accurate information to a wide range of stakeholders, including senior business leaders
  • Interrogating databases using programming languages (experience of SQL and VBA is preferential)
  • Using Microsoft Excel to an advanced level
  • Influencing stakeholders without authority

Personal skills:

  • Ability to plan and organise
  • A determined, resilient and responsive attitude to changes and challenges
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve existing processes and deliver sustainable improvements
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to a wide range of stakeholders

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.

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.

The position will be based at our Head Office, Welwyn Garden City.

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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