Technical Development Manager - Grocery (Canned Goods)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/09/2023

Technical Development Manager - Grocery (Canned Goods)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will be the guardian of our stringent quality & safety policies and standard, Leading the product development process and ensure our products are safe, legal and responsibly sourced through the proactive management of suppliers.

You will be responsible for

  • Risk assessing your products to be safe, legal, responsibly sourced and meet the Tesco rules & policies
  • Managing the product development process with your NWT & suppliers, ensuring quality for customers and that our products are formulated in line with our product rules, corporate initiatives & brand guidelines
  • Managing the delivery of our health and responsible sourcing agenda across your supply base
  • Managing your products to always be great quality through on-going monitoring and reformulations
  • Managing risk in our supply chain, 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. You will do this 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
  • You will challenge yourself to learn new skills and keep abreast of the latest thinking in your industry to help drive innovation
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct, acting with integrity and due diligence. 

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • Supplier and 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 were applicable
  • Good IT and systems skills

Experience relevant for this job:

  • 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
  • End to end product and proposition development 


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 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.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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