Buying Manager – Table Sauces & Packet Snacks (Stretch)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 27/06/2022

Buying Manager – Table Sauces & Packet Snacks (Stretch)


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About the role

Due to recent promotions, we have a vacancy working in our Table Sauces and Packet Snacks team. Its an integral part of the business working alongside some huge brands.

This role sources, buys & sells great quality products, giving our customers the best offer, range and prices available. 

This is an Stretch opportunity and the hiring manager is John Wootton.

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 are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • 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.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision 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 our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

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. 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.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

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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