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Supply Chain Manager - Seasonal

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Supply Chain Manager - Seasonal

Industry SectorManufacturing, Other, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution
Town/CityWelwyn Garden City
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted06 August 2018

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About the role

The Store Ordering Operations Team is responsible for the ordering into stores of all Packaged Food products within Tesco.  Our objective is to ensure world class in-store availability whilst avoiding any unnecessary waste.  The team works closely with colleagues across Supply Chain, Commercial and Space, Range and Display (SRD) to ensure that the correct products are delivered to the correct stores at the right time and in the right quantity. 

This work includes the end to end management of all seasonal ranges for key events such as Christmas and Easter, and the development of existing tools and processes through innovative and creative thinking.

You will be responsible for

You will be responsible for planning, managing and overseeing the ordering of all packaged food seasonal ranges into stores during our key events, e.g. Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, etc.  This is a high-profile role within Supply Chain and would suit a determined and motivated candidate with a passion for retail and delivering world class availability to customers at the most important times of the year.

  • Shape and deliver the seasonal ordering strategy
  • Take the lead for managing the governance of all fresh food seasonal ordering; track and report progress, update business leaders on potential threats and escalate where necessary
  • Plan, manage and deliver seasonal ordering in line with the agreed critical path
  • Identify, engage and influence stakeholders; build positive working relationships across multiple teams
  • Work with commercial colleagues to deliver their seasonal strategy; maximise sales opportunities through best in class availability whilst avoiding unnecessary waste
  • Simplify, automate and modernise existing tools and processes to deliver efficiency savings and improve forecasting, ordering, availability and waste
  • This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is planned and well organised, comfortable with analysing and interpreting data, and able to identify opportunities to improve the status quo

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Managing and successfully delivering complex projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to manipulate and interpret large sets of data; a maths or science-based degree is required
  • Delivering change or innovation to improve existing processes
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise and deliver multiple tasks to a deadline
  • Adapting and responding to change in a fast-paced operational environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication – you will need to be able to articulate accurate information to a wide range of stakeholders, including senior business leaders
  • Interrogating databases using programming languages (experience of SQL and VBA is preferential)
  • Using Microsoft Excel to an advanced level
  • Influencing stakeholders without authority


  • Ability to plan and organise
  • A determined, resilient and responsive attitude to changes and challenges
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve existing processes and deliver sustainable improvements
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to a wide range of stakeholders

About us

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

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