Tesco Sourcing

Delivering Value Globally

The backbone of bringing customers Tesco's fantastic selection of non-food items

Tesco Sourcing is the part of our business responsible for sourcing our home and clothing products from across the world. Set up in 1977, our headquarts are in Hong Kong and we have more that 300 colleagues working across Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Europe.

Our teams plan where we source from and how, providing local insight and a central point for all operational activity in country involving our suppliers.

Our mission is to champion one compliant, global supply base ensuring Tesco consciously sources and develops great products at the right price and delivers on time for customers.​ We have a wide range of roles, with the majority of our team working as part of the Group Product function either in the Commercial team, partnering our supply base; the Technical team, ensuring both the quality and safety of our products and factories; or the Responsible Sourcing team, who maintain our high ethical standards across the supply base. To support our operation, we have colleagues working in People (HR), Security & Risk, Finance and Technology.

We are proud to be a diverse and multinational workforce, with colleagues from 23 different nations. Our hubs are based in China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Poland and Turkey.


Commercial teams are responsible for sourcing and developing products: finding the best sources, managing relationships with a dynamic supply base and partnering with country buying teams to source, negotiate and deliver exciting new product ranges from the best suppliers, at the right price and with on time delivery.

Product areas include:
Clothing: Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Footwear & Accessories
Home: Cook, Dine, Home Textiles, Decorations, Seasonal, Toys & Nursery, Stationery, Recreation and Electrical

Quality - Home & Clothing

Spread across all our hubs, the Technical team is made up of experts with a variety of backgrounds, including quality assurance / control, lean manufacturing, engineering, factory compliance standards and production processes.

The Technical team is responsible for ensuring our products are safe, legal and of required quality standards and that they are manufactured from factories we are proud of with right process and compliance in line with Tesco requirements and Industry standards.

Quality - Responsible Sourcing

The Responsible Sourcing team’s mission is to deliver a best-in-class ethical compliance strategy and ensure that all our colleagues, suppliers and factories operate to our high ethical standards. The team also leads various social and environmental initiatives, working with different NGOs and industry experts to create a sustainable sourcing practice.

Finance & Legal

This team works closely with our sourcing leaders, providing them with financial information and analysis which challenges their thinking and helps them make the right strategic decision for the business. The team also provides legal advice to ensure that decisions comply with different location legislation to mitigate risk.


This team sets the People (HR) strategy in Sourcing – helping the business build a workforce for the future. We support our colleagues to build their career in Tesco and strive to make Tesco a great place to work. The team is made of generalist business partnering and specialist colleagues such as rewards, talent, resourcing and training.


The Technology team is crucial in our digital transformation journey, helping us design innovative software and systems that support how we want to work in the future on our global scale. Throughout this journey, they provide just-in-time communication and system training support to ensure the integration is as smooth as possible.

Everyone's Welcome
In Tesco Sourcing, we have colleagues based in 13 countries with over 23 nationalities. In order to build an inclusive culture, we create an environment where colleagues are comfortable of being themselves; We celebrate cultures, personality amd preferences together; And, we make sure every voices has been heard.
We are committed to source our products responsibly, helping to protect the workforce and communities in our supply chain and minimise our environmental impact. We are alerted of relevant sustainability challenges and continue to collaborate with others to build the infrastructure and tools to support our industry transformation.
Ethical First
In 2020, we launched our "Ethical First" strategy across all of our non-food supply base. This approach ensure human right is fully integrated within sourcing operation and reinforce our commitment in buidling a responsible business. All our colleagues work as one team to communicate this message to our suppliers and proactively improve their ethical standards in order to build a better place for our customers, communities and planet.

Careers at Tesco Sourcing

Open Positions

Sourcing Manager - Bangladesh

Supporting the wider sourcing and commercial teams with market intelligence for the region

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