Strategic Sourcing Manager - 6 Month Contract

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/10/2020


Strategic Sourcing Manager - 6 Month Contract

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

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About the role

Do you have excellent analytical, project & stakeholder management skills? Are you looking for a challenging, varied role within Strategic Sourcing?

In this role you will be responsible for identifying, and sourcing from, best-in-class suppliers in partnership with Category. By executing Supply Base Reviews (SBRs), evaluating incumbent past-performance, and leading retendering exercises (“Resets”) the role delivers optimal quality, value and availability for Tesco’s customers. 

You will be responsible for

  • Forming Natural Working Teams (NWTs) and leading Requests for Information and Quotation (RFIs and RFQs)
  • Advocating best-practise sourcing processes and strategies across Tesco
  • Identifying, evaluating and selecting best-in-class suppliers
  • Emphasising responsible and sustainable sourcing whilst minimising cost
  • Mitigating risk to quality, brand, supply/availability and cost
  • Working with analytical support teams to guide suppliers to improve their offer throughout each tender
  • Analysing supplier offers to identify cost savings and secure the best balance between Quality, Value, Innovation, and Supply (QVIS)
  • Supporting category colleagues to develop and implement sourcing plans
  • Developing innovative commercial solutions to offer best-value to Tesco’s customers whilst improving operating profitability
  • Identifying and assessing potential new suppliers as well as building efficient long-term supplier relationships
  • In partnership with category; negotiating and collaborating with suppliers to resolve macro-economic issues such as inflation, regulatory and legal changes, and force majeure events
  • Driving continual improvement within the team and all sourcing initiatives across Tesco

You will need

  • Experience of identifying and implementing a best-in-class supply base
  • Experience of influencing and negotiating, and leading virtual teams
  • An ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision
  • An understanding of Supply/Value Chains and eSourcing platforms and portals
  • A collaborative and flexible team-working style
  • Strong project, time and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong analytical and presentational skills
  • Strong Microsoft skills in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • A Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualification (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

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!

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, 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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