Procurement Manager - Software

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1TW

United Kingdom

Apply by: 15/03/2024

Procurement Manager - Software

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1TW

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About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Global Procurement Team to manage and develop the portfolio of supplier contracts, working closely with our business stakeholders to strategically align our contracts to future initiatives continuing to put Tesco at the forefront of providing innovative retail technology products and services to our customers and colleagues.

As Procurement Manager for Software you’ll be provided with the opportunity to procure across Tesco Group UK, CE and synergies with Group Affiliates. Role includes working with key software suppliers/vendors in the market.

Our team works with many different functions across the business which will give you great insight into areas such as Distribution, Retail, Marketing, Finance, Property and many more. We are looking for someone to support Tesco group partners, globally, by negotiating commercial and legal terms with new and incumbent suppliers and managing supplier relationships.

You’ll be challenged in this role due to the fast and exciting pace and the role you will play in closing out key contracts/agreements that make a difference for our customers and colleagues.

Our Procurement colleagues enjoy that they are accountable for leading their category and are given the opportunity to work with Senior Stakeholders across the business. Our colleagues also enjoy the fact that we work closely with our Technology colleagues and are viewed as an extension of their team.

You will be responsible for

  • Management and leading the end-to-end procurement process across Opex and Capex projects
  • Defining with our functional teams and technology experts the go-to market strategy for new contracts, identifying the best commercial model and supporting on RFP/RFQ activities
  • Strong awareness of the IT/Technology supply market with procurement knowledge across Functional / Digital Applications
  • Software sourcing & category management experience
  • Through influence and challenge, develop strong working relationships with partners to support, endorse and deliver sub-category plans aligned to category Procurement strategies to realise business savings and support innovation.
  • Build and deliver sub-category plans aligned to Category Plans by being innovative and collaborative with various cross functional partners
  • Actively minimise revenue and capital costs through improved use of tools, processes and application of best practice.
  • Consistently track and report on savings targets
  • Driving competition through running robust end-to-end tenders, negotiations and eAuctions; making data driven decisions based on analysis of total cost of ownership
  • Driving performance, best value, and continued innovations from key suppliers through robust supplier relationship management processes. This includes consistent management of contracts from award to implementation and ongoing performance reviews.
  • Support the business to achieving compliance with legal, ethical and safety procurement policies with integrity and good judgement


You will need

  • CIPS qualified at level 4 (diploma) preferred but not compulsory
  • 5 Years strong procurement experience
  • Previous Procurement management of Software contracts
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience running sourcing events
  • Supplier relationship and performance management experience
  • Responsive in a fast-changing environment; resilience & willingness to challenge
  • Able to collaborate well and build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership across different teams
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation
  • Category Planning skills, capability to build and execute strategies
  • Capability to lead complex large-scale projects, driving innovation and best practice through others
  • Excellent attention to detail and using data to drive business decisions at a senior level
  • MS Office
  • Strong Commercial acumen
  • Contract management experience
  • Development of self, high standards of personal ethic

Does this sound of interest to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!



What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • 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 full range of 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.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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