Assistant Buyer Grocery - Spreads and Desserts

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL1 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 05/06/2020

Assistant Buyer Grocery - Spreads and Desserts

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL1 1GA

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About the role

You are a key part of the buying team, supporting your Buying Manager to source and buy great quality products, giving our customers the best offer, range and prices available.

You will be responsible for

  •  Supporting my manager to manage supplier performance, identifying potential new suppliers and supporting to build long term supplier relationships
  • Using insight tools to analyse and understand performance issues and opportunities. 
  • Conducting regular store/website visits and reviewing customer insight and food trends, helping shape our future product and range requirements for our customers
  • Helping to build and source customer/market insight led ranges and product innovation
  • Negotiating with suppliers to agree and deliver market leading buy/move/sell plans for my areas aligned to the customer plan & category strategy with support from my manager
  • Supporting delivery of trade, promotions & events plan, striving to exceed KPIs, drive footfall and forecast accurately
  • Supporting the Supply Chain Plan, helping getting our products in store on time
  • Working with suppliers and the category quality team to ensure product quality is achieved and maintained 
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies, storage and handover protocols and successfully completing all my training so that I have zero GSCOP breaches. Ensuring all agreements are recorded in writing, reporting GSCOP complaints to Legal within 48 hours of receipt
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

Operational Skills

  • Influencing & negotiation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supplier management
  • Buying and Range management
  • Trade planning
  • Data analysis
  • Microsoft Excel

Relevant Experience

  • Buying
  • Range & trade planning
  • Report preparation and analysis

Key People & Teams

  •  Selling & New Product Development teams 
  • Technical & Agriculture teams
  • Supply Chain, Retail Support and Operations teams  
  • Product Finance teams 
  • - Supply base

People & Budgets you will be responsible for

  • Area sales budget
  • Area quantum profit budget
  • Area market out performance (value and volume)

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:


  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco (from April 2020)
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would 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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