Procurement Manager - Packaging

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 14/03/2021

Procurement Manager - Packaging

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 team.  This role will require an extensive packaging or consumables Procurement category background, with strengths and experience in packaging, commodities and product development preferred.

Having developed strong working relationships with the stakeholders, and built comprehensive category plans, this role is pivotal in delivering commercial excellence whilst meeting critical business requirements that enable Tesco to operate every day.

The Tesco Procurement team is leading the Tesco cost base transformation as it targets a £500m cost base reduction by 2022/23.  The role may require an element of national and international travel (Covid allowing) in line with international buying strategies, global sourcing and supplier relationships.

You will be responsible for

  • Develop and deliver procurement strategies, great value contracts and implement projects which truly support the Tesco transformation priorities 
  • Writing and delivering the Procurement plan for the goods you are responsible for and leading the strategy and plans across the Consumables team
  • Assess the opportunity to maximise scale and work with Tesco international teams, partners and subsidiary business’
  • Controlling the business spend through improved use of tools and processes
  • Be seen as a Procurement category leader internally and externally. Being the go-to person for category knowledge and keeping up to date with key news, developments and legislation in the market which will affect the category
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the internal stakeholder base to understand and influence requirements.
  • Working closely with a Technical Manager to ensure all goods sourced are fit for purpose and meet Tesco’s Technical and Ethical standards
  • Support the central packaging team to deliver Tesco’s packaging and materials strategy within Consumables – a fundamental part of Tesco’s environmental and sustainability strategies
  • Ensure strong relationships with suppliers continue to be maintained, developed and enhanced to ensure continued suitability and create greater value
  • Source potential new suppliers and assess their sustainability to supply Tesco, minimising risk and optimising quality and service
  • Continually assess and review the supply base to manage total cost, quality and availability
  • Managing a team of two Procurement Managers and one Procurement Graduate
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence​

You will need

  • Commercial knowledge and negotiation skills
  • Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Category Planning and Contract management
  • Cross functional working & stakeholder engagement
  • Proven track record of delivering negotiations and contracts within procurement
  • High standards of ethics and personal integrity
  • Passion for development of self and others
  • Several years experience in Procurement/buying experience preferably in Consumables, Product and Packaging

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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