Technical Manager - Frozen; Fish, Plant Based and Ready Meals - 6-12 Month Fixed Term Contract

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Job Reference: tesco/TP/2601452/606313
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Contract Details: 6 -12 Month Secondment
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 36
Closing Date: 20/01/2021
Job Category: Product Quality
Business Unit: GB Head Office
Location: Shire Park, Kestral way, Welwyn Garden City

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:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • 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
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About the role

Nothing is more important to us than the trust of our customers. That's why we have a team of experts who make sure that every Tesco product is not only safe, legal and ethically sourced, but is also of the great quality and value that our customers expect. Our team of over 1,000 product quality colleagues across the world make sure that the sourcing, production and handling of each product meets our stringent policies and standards.

You will be responsible for

  • Ensuring products in your area are safe, legal, responsibly sourced and meet the product specification
  • Driving technical and factory standards within the supply base
  • Being the ‘go to’ technical person for your product area within the business
  • Managing change.  Working with the supply base to deliver new ways of working against agreed timelines
  • Management of technical KPIs.  Delivery of continuous quality improvement through development of strong of joint quality plans
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to minimise risk and take out unnecessary cost
  • Ensuring required due diligence documentation is in place and maintained
  • Ensuring that our product labelling is legal and the information provided is factually correct
  • Monitoring quality and customer feedback.  Implementing actions to resolve issues raised
  • Management and reduction of customer complaints.  Responding to technical queries 
  • Incident management
  • Supporting the new product development process.  Inputting on factory process and technical & regulatory requirements
  • Working with the natural work team on the development of supplier strategy to identify and develop the best suppliers and ingredient sources
  • Ensuring suppliers are up-to-date on their technical and ethical audits.  Agreeing action plans to drive improvement
  • Ad-hoc representation on cross functional/external working groups
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

Key people and teams you will be working with:


  • Product Development
  • Commercial
  • Quality Measurement
  • Product Regulatory Compliance
  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Brand



  • Design
  • Customer Service
  • Artwork agencies
  • Suppliers
  • Industry bodies

Operational Skills:


  • Organised and structured
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Supplier Management
  • Project Management
  • Auditing experience
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office
  • People management

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!

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, offering many varying working patterns across our business and we would love to hear from you!


NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.