International Supply Chain Manager - F&F Franchise

Recruiter
TESCO PLC
Location
Hatfield
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Summary

About The F&F Franchise Team

We began our international expansion of F&F in 2012 and now operate over 140 stores in 15 countries, with the latest addition being Kenya where we introduced 2 new locations at the end of 2016.

Our franchise business is a mix of standalone stores, which are predominately located in retail shopping malls, and F&F clothing mats within Hypermarkets. The latter model is in-line with our core operation and benefits from the synergies in ways of working

The franchise business is fast paced and no 2 days are the same. We have stores in 4 continents and our franchise partners vary from small family run businesses to multi-billion dollar organisations.

Package

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

Main Responsibilities

The Role - International Supply Chain Manager - F&F Franchise

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role's key responsibilities and measures:

  • Follow Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Ensures we deliver products on time to all franchise markets by managing DC KPI's, planning and driving DC capacity and managing risk
  • Owns Franchise new partner/market on-boarding process, working with all relative departments to manage the critical path. Ensuring documentation, packaging and labelling and product compliance.
  • Works with partners in order to secure the best freight route/option to balance lead-time and cost
  • Ensures all product is compliant with its destination and that all paperwork is completed in a timely manner
  • Efficiently communicates with colleagues across multiple departments within the Franchise & wider F&F team
  • Manages the relationship with DHL in order to optimise the re-labelling process
  • Undertakes strategic reviews to identify & deliver opportunities to improve and update ways of working in order to deliver cost benefits & drive sales.
  • This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

Ideal Candidate

You'll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Supply chain management experience, preferably in the retail sector
  • In-depth understanding of International supply chain requirements
  • Project/Relationship management
  • Experience of multicultural working
  • Working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and understanding how to influence to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels - you must be able to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Experience of managing 3rd party suppliers to ensure the highest standards are met & value for money is delivered to the business.

Personal

  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation.