Procurement Manager - Retail

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 22/01/2021


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 a Procurement Manager to join the Tesco Procurement team in Retail/Consumables. This role will require a strong Procurement knowledge and background with experience in managing Goods categories preferred.

The main accountability is for managing the following product categories – Cleaning Chemicals and tools, Consolidation, Point of Sale (POS) accessories, and Stationery. This role will involve working closely with suppliers, Operational colleagues and other internal stakeholders.

This role will be pivotal in delivering commercial excellence to support challenging business targets, whilst also meeting critical business requirements that enable Tesco to operate every day.

You will be responsible for

  • To develop and deliver procurement strategies.  Ensure strong relationships with suppliers & stakeholders continue to be developed and maintained.  Deliver great value contracts.
  • Develop and implement projects which truly support the Tesco transformation priorities
  • Writing and delivering the Procurement plan for the Goods you’re responsible for
  • Assess the opportunity to maximise scale and work with Tesco International teams, partners and subsidiary business’
  • Prioritise the business requirement that users have fit for purpose goods needed to operate every day, being flexible and responsive to ensure this priority is always met.
  • End to end delivery of projects from sourcing through to delivery of the project to the end user.
  • Working closely with a Technical Manager to ensure all goods sourced are fit for purpose and meet Tesco’s Technical and Ethical standards
  • Developing strong working relationships with the stakeholder base (internally and external suppliers) to understand and influence requirements
  • Be the go-to person for internal stakeholders for category knowledge and support
  • 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
  • High standards of ethics and personal integrity
  • Passion for self-development
  • A number of years procurement / buying experience, preferably for Goods

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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