Strategy Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/04/2020

Strategy Manager

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

About the role

As the largest retailer in the UK our sheer scale delivers an unparalleled opportunity to grow and develop your career while facing in to some of the biggest business challenges for UK retailers today and tomorrow.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Strategy Manager to join us in this newly created position, where you will play a strategic role in transforming the future operating model of Tesco stores. Working with our business leaders to tackle the big strategic questions we face, you'll have the chance to shape and grow the role. 


You will be responsible for

• Creating strategic input, challenge and goals for our 3, 5 & 10 year strategic plans
• Supporting the business/function with prioritisation of stragic opportunities, including leading cross-functional teams to deliver value
• Performing competitor reviews and benchmarks
• Identifying industry / technological innovation opportunities
• Working with Operational Development Director to develop and support creation of strategies for each stream and the Operations Development Strategy
• Identifying and monitoring long-term internal and global external trends, holding a well-informed perspective on the threats and challenges for grocery retailing
• Taking ownership of a project’s module and drive the problem solving by identifying key issues and developing effective solutions
• Working with the broader business to co-develop fact-based recommendations that are both insightful and practical to execute
• Assisting in the development of CEO-ready presentation materials
• Contributing to the team's long-term success by actively participating in other projects’ problem solving sessions and by supporting other areas such as internal knowledge development or recruiting

You will need

The successful candidate will ideally come from a consulting background within retail, having worked with a client to build strategy or have experience of building a strategy for a team. 

You will also have; 

• Strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels
• Demonstrable experience of using technical and behavioral skills to solve complex problems and effectively communicate recommendations
• Embodies Tesco’s leadership skills: empathy, collaboration, resilience, responsiveness and innovation
• Passion for retail and consumer-facing industries
• Creativity, independent thinking and ability to develop forward-thinking solutions
• Ability to grasp the big picture and priorities tasks accordingly
• Ability to quickly analyses and synthesize information into clear and concise recommendations
• Track-record of building relationships quickly at all levels of the business 
• Previous experience working in a corporate organisation or consultancy firm is desirable 

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 25 days plus a personal day (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 
    • 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

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.
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, offering many varying working patterns across our business, and we would 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 on 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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