Senior Associate-Buying Assistant

  • Full-time
  • Group Function: Tesco Business Services

Company Description

Tesco Bengaluru
We are a multi-disciplinary team creating a sustainable competitive advantage for Tesco by standardising processes, delivering cost savings, enabling agility, providing cutting-edge technological solutions and empowering our colleagues to do ever more for our customers. With cross-functional expertise in Global Business Services and Retail Technology & Engineering, a wide network of teams and strong governance we reduce complexity thereby offering high quality services for our customers. Tesco Bengaluru, established in 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies, makes the experience better for our millions of customers worldwide and simpler for over 4,40,000 colleagues.
At Tesco Business Services, we have a mission to simplify, scale & partner to serve our customers, colleagues and suppliers through a best in class intelligent Business Services model . We do this by building a world class business services model by executing service model framework right at the heart of everything we do for our worldwide customers. The key objective is to implement and execute service model across all our functions and markets consistently. The ethos of business services is to free-up our colleagues from a regular manual operational work. We use cognitive technology to augment our key decision making. We also built a Continuous Improvement (CI) culture across functions to drive bottom-up business efficiencies by optimising processes. Business services colleagues need to act as a business partner with our group stakeholders to build a collaborative partnership driving continuous improvement across markets and functions to lead the best customer experience by serving our shoppers a little better every day.
At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone?s Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.
Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues ? who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Job Description

This role is a key member of the Product buying team; supporting my Buying Manager in executing processes that manage the commercial life of all products in my category including induction; cost; retail and promotions.
- Understands business needs and in depth understanding of Tesco processes
- Builds on Tesco processes and knowledge by applying CI tools and techniques.
- Responsible for completing tasks and transactions within agreed KPI's
- Solves problems by analyzing solution alternatives
-Custodian of all commercial processes needed to successfully manage my category. The role will conduit between the supply base ; the category and all supporting Teams within Tesco.
-Play a key role in delivering great availability and achieving the category's financial targets.
My accountabilities include:
- Liaising with suppliers and various operational and technology teams to facilitate the induction of new products and new suppliers.
- Ensuring all Cost Price requests are documented and support my Buying Manager in these negotiations.
- Supporting my Buying Manager in processing Retail Price changes for products.
- Ensuring the category Range Changes are executed as per plan.
- Working with the Trade Planning Team to create various Promotional Plans.
- Supporting my Buying Manager in reviewing and approving promotional nominations.
- Ensuring the category is meeting all critical paths.
- Build and maintain great relationships with our supply base.
- Support the category in any strategic initiatives.
- Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence


- Excellent organisational skill
- Problem Solving
- Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
- Great in Influencing & Stakeholder management
- Supplier management

- Commercial Operations - Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint - Commercial buying (good to have)

Additional Information

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