Packaging Project Manager - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 22/09/2023

Packaging Project Manager - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will champion secondary packaging within categories; own label suppliers, leading brands, & industry to deliver better packaging for our customers & colleagues, reducing cost for our businesses & lowering planetary impacts for all!

You will be responsible for

  • Implementing innovative secondary packaging solutions fit for the future, removing work hours and road miles where we can, reducing the time taken to replenish and optimising space through the end to end supply chain, filling the pallet, cage & shelf better as a result.
  • Delivering cost-out and efficiency improvements for category teams. Providing insight and support for inflation risks. Tracking end to end savings.
  • Working closely across functions, suppliers and our broad network to identify opportunities, plan and deliver improved packaging performance and data, focusing on sustainability, cost reduction and innovation.
  • Building well researched, realistic change plans with clear ownership and timescales to achieve the business packaging targets.
  • Engaging, motivating and mobilising people across business and industry, from director level downwards to formulate plans and build effective working relationships with stakeholders that enables positive change.
  • Leading natural work teams with functional experts from across the business and wider industry to deliver change.
  • Ensuring required Tesco packaging standards and quality documents are written, maintained and adhered to by all.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.
  • Full adherence to GSCOP

You will need

Operational Skills:

  • Ability to deliver complex projects in line with an agreed critical path.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a broad group of stakeholders
  • Ability to engage and influence stakeholders effectively.
  • A broad business manager, able to communicate at senior leader level and present confidently to Directors and Senior Managers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Technical packaging development
  • Secondary packaging
  • Packaging Buying and delivering cost out
  • Financial management and economic modeling
  • Cross functional transformation project delivery
  • Understanding of risk and risk assessment
  • Packaging industry experience
  • Materials Science Education (useful)



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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