Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/09/2023

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

To manage agricultural projects and reporting requirements across a number of key initiatives, with the aim of ensuring data collected is used pro actively and drives continuous improvement from farm to slaughter!

You will be responsible for

  • Supporting the delivery of the long term strategy for Tesco agriculture supply chains, with a specific focus on beef, ensuring Tesco beef supply chains are sustainable and resilient.
  • Working with colleagues, suppliers and producers to help them better understand and meet customer expectations on environmental, animal health & welfare and farming best practice.
  • Working as part of the Sustainable Agriculture team and broader Sustainability Team, sharing findings across our function and taking ownership of cross-cutting elements and projects within our strategy.
  • Owning and project managing data collection and reporting across a number of initiatives including (but not limited to) reporting against our Sustainable Agriculture commitments linked to Tesco's Planet Plan and our ESG targets, Tesco Welfare Approved (TWA) reporting and our broader animal health and welfare reporting.
  • Building strong internal relationships with our commercial, technical and standards and audit team as well as key external relationships including our external data service providers, suppliers and Tesco Sustainable Beef Group farmers.
  • Driving continuous improvement, innovation and collaboration across our beef supply chain that supports delivery of our sustainable agriculture targets and commitments.

You will need

Operational skills:

  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management
  • Supplier Management


  • Degree in Agriculture, sustainability or related subject (such as animal science, farm business management etc)
  • Experience within the agriculture industry or sustainability sector relating to agriculture
  • Experience of project management, delivering and sustaining change



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 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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