Head of Global Sourcing - Property

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 20/02/2024

Head of Global Sourcing - Property

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

This role leads all aspects of the procurement of Property Goods and Services, working closely with the Group Property leadership team and key partners to find opportunities to deliver Tesco’s property strategy at the best commercial value

You will develop more mutually beneficial commercial relationships with a wide range of Property suppliers, driving enhanced value with key strategic suppliers through an efficient Supplier Relationship Management programme

You will be responsible for

  • Leading the Property Procurement team (circa 9 colleagues) and be a key member of the Procurement Leadership team, working closely to support the Global Procurement Director
  • You will be integrated with the Property Leadership Team, with significant peer-to-peer interaction with Tesco’s Property Services Director and senior Directors and managers in the function
  • Delivering key strategic sourcing projects across Construction and Shopfitting, Maintenance and Engineering, Automation and Energy and working closely with local Tesco Procurement teams
  • This role will look after Property Procurement both in our core UK business, but also across the whole spectrum of Tesco businesses (Central Europe, ROI and Tesco Business Services in India) as well as supporting subsidiaries (Tesco Bank, Tesco Mobile, dunnhumby, Booker and One-Stop) in some cases directly and in some other as part of a collaborative matrix
  • Providing a detailed and deep understanding of the supply market across core sub-categories such as Maintenance and Engineering, Refrigeration and Automation
  • Undertaking detailed analysis of vendor proposals including cost, service and capability appraisals
  • Developing standard methodologies and ways of working to further efficiencies and compliance with procedures
  • Constantly challenging the business to maintain a competitive position in the supply market, generate healthy competitive tension to ensure we provide the right quality of product and services, at the best possible cost for Tesco
  • Following market trends to enable insight through market research, benchmarking, supplier knowledge and networking
  • Negotiating prices with suppliers to deliver significant measurable annual savings (in contribution of Tesco’s strategy and group cost reduction plans)

You will need

  • Experience in strategic Property sourcing, with a track record of delivering cost reduction
  • Experience developing and implementing sourcing methodologies for category management
  • Strong negotiation skills. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), design-to-build, and other standard methodologies tools. The expectation is for candidates to have a deep toolbox of methodologies to approach the category.
  • In-depth market knowledge, and a wide network of relationships across the Property sector - both in UK and globally, engaging with suppliers at a senior and executive level
  • Emerging leadership talent with ability to motivate all levels through excellent judgment, professional competence, credibility, flexibility, and personal integrity
  • Excellent line management and interpersonal skills with an ability to encourage trust and confidence and empower the team
  • Ability to successfully manage large suppliers, and proven results in handling vendors and achieving demonstrable commercial results



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 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • 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 6% - 10% and Tesco will contribute 1.5 times this amount
  • 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
  • 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

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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