Technical Manager - Prepared - Pies & Savouries, Conti-meats and Pasta

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/06/2023

Technical Manager - Prepared - Pies & Savouries, Conti-meats and Pasta

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

This role is a fantastic opportunity to work as a valued colleague in a high performing team within the dynamic prepared category. There is great opportunity building on the delivery of KQI’s to really drive quality within the Pie and Pasta areas to step change the Customer offer. Working with established supplier partners across multiple sites there is also a push in this area for stepping forward site standards, an excellent platform to showcase your technical skills. An exciting breadth of product to stretch your product knowledge, lean on your established technical skills whilst developing new ones. A good spread of sites across the UK and Europe focusing on integrated primary and secondary supply chains. Working within a well respected and collaborative NWT to deliver quality and value, with the support of other prepared technical colleagues.

You will be responsible for

  • Risk assessing products to be safe, legal, responsibly sourced and meet the Tesco rules & policies.
  • Managing and delivering the technical aspects of the product development critical path.
  • Managing the delivery of our health and responsible sourcing agenda across the supply base.
  • Managing products to always be great quality through on-going monitoring and improvements.
  • Managing risk in our supply chains, from source, ingredients and raw materials, processing, manufacturing and Tesco routes to market (safety, business & reputational risks)
  • Playing an active role in the supplier strategy for your area, ensuring we use the best suppliers & sources.
  • Driving & developing supplier capability through collaborative engagement, setting clear goals and measuring progress, by having Joint Quality Plans (JQPs) in place with all relevant suppliers.
  • Responding to complaints and incidents quickly and effectively, ensuring stakeholders are aware and relevant action is taken to protect customers and Tesco. 
  • Continue to learn new skills and keep abreast of the latest thinking in the industry to help drive innovation.
  • Developing and coaching direct reports and supporting them to be their best.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct, acting with integrity and due diligence. 

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Supplier & Stakeholder - influencing, clear communication and presentation skills
  • Project and critical path management
  • End to end supply chain understanding
  • Data Analysis and decision making
  • Risk Assessment and management
  • People management ( where applicable)
  • Good IT & Systems skills


  • Experience of working in the food/GNF industry
  • Relevant experience/qualifications in related area
  • Relevant product knowledge to deliver safe, legal, responsibly sourced products to the customer. 
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Managing complex supply chain

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.

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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