Technical Project Manager - Trading & Product Lifecycle

tesco/TP/6595786/679492

Number of Positions:
2
Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Salary:
Competitive
Working Hours:
36
Location:
Welwyn Garden City
Closing Date:
30/06/2022
Job Category:
Programme Management
Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About the role

We are an ambitious team at Tesco aiming to bring digital transformation and service model implementation to Buy and Manage processes. This involves enabling teams spread across globally to come together and deliver a secure, consistent and seamless experience. From negotiating deals, signing contracts, creating promotions, managing retail space across 6000+ locations and bringing various stakeholder together to deliver results make this program central to what Tesco does.

This role will be to support some of the more complex initiatives, working closely with multiple stakeholders & partners across our Commercial/Product areas. Delivering change to new Markets/Countries or delivering a new initiative for customers from the lens of how we manage this from a commercial perspective. (Former Programs include: Clubcard Prices, Whoosh, Simpler Ranges in our stores for customers)

You will be responsible for

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:

  • Deliver complex programmes with multiple business and technical risks that will impact the success of key Tesco business priorities
  • Establish new or improve existing programme delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals
  • Shape programmes with ambiguous scope and uncertain delivery approach
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan, ensuring colleagues and stakeholders from across Tesco are kept up-to-date
  • Provide advice and guidance on programme delivery (mentoring other TPMs and supporting Engineering/Product teams)
  • Understand trade-offs in software delivery using experience and influencing skills to drive consensus with the Engineering and Product teams to obtain the best value and solution
  • Be able to foresee potential risks and issues, establish a process, facilitate discussion and manage escalations
  • Able to be aware and evaluate trends and new concepts in programme and product delivery
  • Be able to understand a technical architecture to be able to foresee the impact on dependencies, delivery timelines and implementation plans
  • Have good knowledge of engineering best practices and practical infrastructure implementations to appreciate delivery challenges
  • Collaborate with the Product and Engineering teams to inform annual budgetary requirements
  • Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services, holding them to account on delivery and improvement plans
  • Support vendor selection processes (tendering, agreeing SLAs, warranty periods, outsourcing)
  • Coach peers and other roles, teaching where required, on methodologies and programme management tools and coach/mentor on leadership
  • Contribute actively to TPM community

This role will be to support some of the more complex initiatives, working closely with multiple stakeholders & partners across our Commercial/Product areas. Delivering change to new Markets/Countries or delivering a new initiative for customers from the lens of how we manage this from a commercial perspective. (Former Programs include: Clubcard Prices, Whoosh, Simpler Ranges in our stores for customers)

You will need

An ideal candidate must have demonstrated below key skills in their current and past roles

  • Have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering technology and/or infrastructure; having done so across multiple teams in multiple geographies
  • Work through multiple time zones to deliver cross country programs
  • Have Experience of building credible relationships and influencing senior management & leadership teams
  • Strong Project, Stakeholder & Programme management skills
  • Strong vendor management and negotiating skills
  • Exceptional reporting skills for programs and financial forecasting
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills
  • Adaptable/Flexible to the varying changes/challenges that come within Program delivery

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

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