Standards and Audit Advisor

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 02/08/2021

Standards and Audit Advisor

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

Nothing is more important to us than the trust of our customers. That's why we have a team of experts who make sure that every Tesco product is not only safe, legal and ethically sourced, but is also of the great quality and value that our customers expect. Our team of over 1,000 product quality colleagues across the world make sure that the sourcing, production and handling of each product meets our stringent policies and standards.

This role will support the management of Technical Audit programmes and to develop technical standards, policies and other documentation relating to products, suppliers auditors and Audit Service Providers. 

The hiring manager for this role is Clare Rapa-Marley

You will be responsible for

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Supporting our Product technical teams through the supplier audit process from audit date scheduling to close out of non-conformances raised during the audit.
  • Leading on the Remote Audit Programme Operational and Development Management.
  • Supporting the management and improvement of our Food, Grocery Non-Food, Clothing and General Merchandise supplier approval programmes, working closely with the Standards and Audit Managers managing Audit Service Providers, including performance reporting and audit scheduling queries.
  • Delivering continuously improved Standards, requirements, guidance and training material content for suppliers, colleagues and Audit Service Providers
  • General day to day team support

In 6 - 12 months of being in this role there will be the opportunity to lead on the supplier standards and technical approval programme, ensuring suitable governance is in place to drive improvements in supplier standards throughout the supply chain, and suitably protect the Tesco brand.

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in science/ technology subject or extensive appropriate experience
  • >2 years experience in related industry or retail
  • Understanding the principles of technical audits
  • Technical background with manufacturing, production, supply chain, retail or auditing background is beneficial

Operational skills relevant for this job:


Communication skills, written and verbal

Project Management and Organisational skills

Proficient IT Skills (Microsoft Office and SharePoint)

Management of relationships with stakeholders

Commercial awareness

Ability to multitask, prioritise and work effectively to meet deadlines

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 5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (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 Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • 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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