Buying Manager - Wine

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/04/2021


Buying Manager - Wine

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

This is a great opportunity to support delivery of our strategic ambitions in the Wine category. This role will focus on the wine customer, implementing an engaging, best in class range complemented with great pricing and a leading trade plan. The successful candidate should have a passion for developing categories, with the consumer at its heart, and an ambition to constantly engage Tesco wine customers with new to market quality products and propositions. It is important to build strong, trusted partnerships with our supplier partners and wineries to ensure that we deliver mutual growth and unlock the best opportunities for our customers.

You will be responsible for

  • Building a customer focused, long term category strategy that delivers sustainable growth for the business & drives market out-performance.
  • Finding, developing and managing both branded & OB suppliers, to deliver our customer propositions and our joint business targets whilst ensuring that product quality is achieved & maintained. 
  • Working with suppliers to build a strong Buy/Move plan that ensures our products are manufactured, moved & sold in the most efficient way possible
  • Effectively managing commodity and currency risk and negotiating a sustainable, market leading commercial position.
  • Forecasting and managing budgets effectively.  Delivering quantum profit targets.  Always being cost conscious.
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best.
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies, storage and hand-over protocols and successfully completing all the training so that you have zero GSCOP breaches.  Ensuring all agreements are recorded in writing, reporting GSCOP complaints to Legal within 48 hours of receipt, and leading a culture of compliance within the team.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Commercial buying experience
  • Experience of managing cost models
  • Range and trade planning
  • Report preparation and analysis

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Buying management
  • Data Analysis

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 household 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.
At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone’s Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.


Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

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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