Product Trends Researcher - 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/06/2023

Product Trends Researcher - 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You seek out and research trends providing support to projects whilst feeding information which helps to evolve and set the product plan.

You will be responsible for

  • Leads the research for specific projects within the Product Plan to support the teams with the right information to fuel their thinking on projects
  • Supports the creation of the annual product trends book as well as supporting its launch and embedding into Tesco
  • Create beautiful and engaging trend summary reports that are inspiring, full of ideas and highlight the "so what" of the trend and its relevance into the business
  • Leading the creation and management of the Product Direction little black book which documents all our centres of excellence and is printed annually
  • Proactively highlights new trends, restaurants, books or competitor ranges which have relevance for the business
  • Oversees a filing system which ensures we can save down information and easily access
  • Build strong relationships across the business, (inc home/insights/brand) that help to feed and support projects
  • Creating travel plans for directional travel both UK and abroad which utilises time and delivers maximum knowledge back into projects
  • For assigned projects, understands the critical path to deliver information for milestone process at the right time
  • Being an advocate for Tesco and sharing your expertise and passion for product through actively participating in events, following our business code of conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • Project management
  • Clear communication and presentation skills
  • Innovative and conceptual thinking
  • Data analysis and decision-making

Experience relevant for this job: 

  • Product, trends
  • Researching and analysis
  • Insights and customer research experience
  • Experience of working in the food industry or formal qualification


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 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (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.

We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.


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