Lead Procurement Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 14/03/2021

Lead Procurement Manager

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

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About the role

This Lead Procurement Manager vacancy is responsible for the end to end procurement activity within a complex procurement category (Insurance, Global Mobility & Travel). It also has line manager responsibilities, managing a team of 3 across a category cluster.

As part of the role you will be responsible for leading your team to develop and manage the full procurement cycle for their categories from sourcing and tendering to outcome reporting and contract creation. 

You will also need to ensure the consistent engagement of stakeholders across Tesco and effectively manage a variety of supplier relationships across the cluster of categories you am responsible for.  

You will be responsible for

  • Continuous market intelligence/analyses to identify alternative suppliers, new developments and efficiencies
  • Identify cost savings and optimization levers and using data and insights to make informed decisions
  • Strategic sourcing and ensure the most appropriate sourcing approach is identified 
  • Work collaboratively with global teams and alliance partnerships 
  • Responsible & accountable for the achievement of savings targets 
  • Management of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Manage supplier performance and contractual KPIs where applicable 
  • Understand and utilise the most appropriate & effective sourcing approach
  • Controlling the business spend through improved use of tools and processes, while negotiating value for money
  • Continuous improvement 
  • Follow the Code of Business Conduct and ensure due diligence and ethical checks are completed  
  • Think strategically and bring added value to the category
  • Deputise for the Head of Group Sourcing when required
  • Manages a team and conducts performance reviews, including undertaking regular 1:1’s and objective setting with direct reports

You will need

  • A number of years experience as a Procurement Manager responsible for a complex buying area
  • People and effective stakeholder management skills
  • Category strategy creation and management as well as supplier relationship management experience
  • Category specific experience would be desirable but not essential.

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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