Company Nutritionist - 12 Month Parental Leave Cover

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/07/2024


Company Nutritionist - 12 Month Parental Leave Cover

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

At Tesco, we believe that healthy, sustainably produced food should be accessible to everyone – whoever they are, wherever they live, whatever their budget. It is foundational to a good start in life, supporting educational chances, improving mental wellbeing and helping prevent chronic health conditions in adult life. Helping to keep everyone across the UK healthy has never been more important than it is today, and eating a well-balanced diet is one of the best ways we can look after our health. We are committed to helping our customers eat healthier and the role of Company Nutritionist is key to ensure we have the latest, best in class scientific nutritional knowledge informing our Healthy and Sustainable diets activity.

You will be responsible for

Reporting to the Head of Healthy and Sustainable Diets you will be the primary contact person at Tesco for nutrition strategy and standards.

The key objectives of this role are to: 

  • Develop and lead Tesco strategic nutrition and reformulation strategy ​
  • Translate the strategy into a reformulation & product change programme that ladders up into our overall business commitments on Healthy & Sustainable Diets​
  • Leading cross functional work streams to develop and deliver the reformulation strategy​
  • Lead Tesco’s industry engagement on nutrition, healthy and sustainable diets​
  • Represent Tesco publicly in relevant industry forums and external meetings ​
  • Support the wider Tesco Healthy and Sustainable Diets agenda as needed (e.g. supplier and category plans, management of other NGOs and consultancies). ​
  • Identify new opportunities and innovations across the value chain
  • Own and develop the nutrition based information on Productpedia to ensure its relevant and up to date​
  • Developing & delivering policy & standards on health & nutrition for Tesco (Group)​
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best​
  • Keep up to date with and contribute accordingly to nutrition related regulation development impacting Tesco UK & Group
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct & always acting with integrity and due diligence 

You will need

Education and professional experience  

  • BSc. in Nutrition or similar degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in related industry or retail
  • Food product development or technical experience preferable
  • Registered with the Association for Nutrition or the BDA

Core competencies 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and situations to achieve desired outcomes 
  • The ability to build and manage collaborative relationships 
  • Analytical and strategic thinking 
  • Exceptional drive and passion for tackling Healthy & Sustainable Diets 

Technical requirements 

  • Up to date nutrition expertise and understanding best practice agenda
  • External / Third Party engagement and relationship management
  • Simple & effective translation of scientific data, legislation and reports
  • Understanding current government priorities for health

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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