Procurement Manager - Retail

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 25/09/2020

Procurement Manager - Retail

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

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About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Retail/Facilities Procurement Manager to join the Tesco procurement team.  This role will require an extensive Facilities Services procurement category background with particular strengths and experience in the Cleaning and Security categories preferred.  

The main accountability is for managing both the end to end Security category and Cleaning category across the organisation; working closely with operational colleagues and suppliers.  This is an exciting time to join the Tesco Retail Procurement team as we have developed strong working relationships with the Retail Leadership Team and are conducting service reviews to create our next long-term strategy. 

This role will be pivotal in delivering commercial excellence to support challenging business budgets.

You will be responsible for

  • To develop and deliver procurement strategies.  Ensure strong relationships with suppliers & stakeholders continue to be developed and maintained internationally.  Deliver great value contracts.
  • Develop and implement projects which truly support the Tesco transformation priorities
  • Opportunity for individual development in procurement with exposure to fast-moving transformational projects.
  • Writing and delivering the Procurement plan for the services you’re responsible for
  • Create improvements in existing services, look for specialisation and automation improvements
  • Be the go-to person for Fulfilment and Retail teams on the development of the cleaning element of the long-term bundled-services strategy
  • Lead supplier reviews, acting as an escalation point for contract-related issues
  • Developing strong working relationships with the stakeholder base (internally and external suppliers) to understand and influence requirements
  • Review existing and potential new suppliers and assess their sustainability to supply Tesco, minimising risk and optimising service

You will need

  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and experience of cross functional working & stakeholder engagement
  • Proven track record of delivering change through influencing and challenging the norm
  • A character with drive and resilience
  • High standards of ethics and personal integrity and development of self and others
  • At least three years procurement / buying experience preferably in Facilities and Retail.

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 or out on the move.  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 are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone 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're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.
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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