Image of Emma Drewett

In the business of… retail

15 May 2022 12.00 - 13.00
Add to Calendar15/05/2022 12:0015/05/2022 13:00UTCIn the business of… retail's Lodge, Jesus College CB5 8BLfalseDD/MM/YYYY15Jesus Collegeevent_11276confirmed
Master's Lodge, Jesus College CB5 8BL

The Master will be in conversation with Emma Drewett, Assistant Buyer at Tesco, about her career in Retail. Current students can register for free via Eventbrite.

Emma Drewett graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 2020 with a degree in English. Following her graduation, she gained experience at a Presentation/Design agency, before obtaining her place on the Tesco Business Graduate scheme. Emma now works at Tesco PLC as an Assistant Buyer in ‘Food to Go’.

‘Food to Go’ covers all things sandwiches, salads, pasta, sushi and snacks, all of which form the basis of Tesco’s iconic Meal Deal! Emma’s role is to support the category’s Buying Manager in sourcing and buying high quality products, in order to offer customers the best range, offer and prices available, both within the Meal Deal and beyond.

Within her role, Emma must regularly balance the analytical with the creative. One day includes planning promotions, conducting market research, and leveraging data to inform strategic decisions for her category. The next brings negotiating with suppliers, reviewing product quality, and innovating with developers to introduce new and exciting foods to Front of Store. One thing that’s certain in the world of Retail is that no two days are the same!