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Responsible Sourcing Manager

  • Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

  • Working closely with our Carwash franchise partner, Waves, to ensure workers’ rights are fully respected in what is a challenging industry;
  • Working closely with Tesco Distribution, Operations and People teams, and with suppliers and service providers, to ensure agency workers’ rights are fully respected in our Distribution centres, offices and operations;
  • Working closely with Procurement teams to ensure the rights of suppliers’ workers in our supply chain for goods not for resale are fully respected;
  • Setting clear requirements and expectations for suppliers including labour agency providers;
  • Providing training for Tesco teams and suppliers on risks and responses to modern slavery;
  • Providing strategic oversight of a risk-based audit programme, and monitoring ethical audit results to understand risks identified and ensure they are resolved;
  • Responding to human rights issues and identifying opportunities to strengthen our due diligence and systems in response to them.
  • Providing high quality analysis, identifying priority issues and providing recommendations, enabling Tesco to manage reputational and supply risk by focussing resources
  • Developing and presenting the business case for responsible sourcing solutions & improvement processes to drive effective internal and external buy in
  • Contributing to our team and taking initiative to support where needed
  • Building strong relationships with colleagues across the business
  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders and developing sector-wide solutions where appropriate
  • Developing the right communication and training materials to support successful implementation and long term sustainability of solutions developed
  • Managing and driving the successful implementation of improvement projects in collaboration with commercial and technical colleagues so that responsible sourcing is efficiently imbedded within these teams
  • Responding to enquiries from the media, NGOs and investors, providing input to Tesco’s corporate responsibility reporting and helping to gain recognition for Tesco as a trusted leader
  • Following the Tesco Business Code of Conduct, always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Track record of delivering change within Tesco. Strong collaborative and problem solving skills essential.
  • Previous experience of working on labour standards and/or human rights issues

Operational skills relevant for this job

  • Analytical and research skills
  • Project management
  • Communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Strategic thinking and process improvement
  • MS Office

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Relevant knowledge/experience in responsible
  • Supply chain/commercial/retail or equivalent
    customer focused environment, incl. international
  • Managing complex business change
    projects with strong influencing/collaboration skills
  • Multi-stakeholder working with external
    stakeholders (NGO's, trade unions, media etc.)
    Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

Benefits Package

  • Colleague Discount Card (including a second card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • An annual bonus scheme where you could achieve up to 3.5% of eligible 2017/18 earnings.
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Share Schemes
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & - Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Sunday and Out of Hours premiums available



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