Product Manager - Technology Change


Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Working Hours:
Welwyn Garden City / Farringdon
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Product 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

To transform how we Buy and Handle Products for Customers, seismic change is underway here at Tesco and the Technology Change team sits at its heart.

Supporting the business to define how our colleagues work with each other and with our partners, ensuring processes across Buy and Manage are simple, standard, and effective; we are accountable for the creation of world leading technology Products which embed this standard methodology.

Together we are empowering our colleagues to deliver relevant, timely, loved, innovative and compliant products to our customers however they choose to shop with us.

Joining our team of Product, Programme and Change Managers you will have the opportunity to chip in a very real way to Tesco’s success.

You will be responsible for

  • Have complete ownership of a sophisticated UI which will allow our teams to trade the Grocery home shopping website. Working with multiple strategic enterprise APIs involving multiple internal / external partners and drive the Product strategy and execution for the UI.
  • Efficient in partner management and has ability to steer the team in the right direction by putting the best team members in the most value generating Products/ Business priorities
  • Extensive experience with both UX/UI and transactional APIs and SOA. Technically proficient to influence and understand the solution context and approach (legacy, tactical, strategic) and aid engineering in estimating the complexity of work being requested.
  • Understands the impact technical debt is causing and the value Tech upgrades can bring and can hold the objective conversations with your technology counterparts to prioritize it during any sprint.
  • Formulate the vision, strategy and roadmap for the Product you own (building a product and decommissioning legacy systems) and work with others to align the strategic priorities, dependencies and roadmap across the myProduct suite.
  • Quickly build proven experience and assess new opportunities (gathering ideas, research, carrying out analysis, refining and prioritising new requirements).
  • Plan and co-ordinate significant product efforts that have dependencies on multiple product and delivery teams.
  • Steer sprint/release planning sessions in conjunction with engineering counterparts to effectively deliver maximum business value with the least effort.
  • Identify and drive improvements in the way API performance and service levels are measured to ensure quality, reliability, and security.
  • Lead discovery work around minimum viable products (MVP) for any new feature, collaborating with delivery teams and internal / external partners to prototype and validating MVPs.
  • Help the team in breaking down sophisticated pieces of work and build epics and stories to break down large programmes into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster.
  • Owning the performance / adoption of the Product and work towards growing the customer base.

You will need

  • Proven success of having managed a sophisticated product that led to the delivery of significant value to your stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge in the use of Tools and Techniques for Backlog prioritisation, managing dependencies and for gaining insights using available data points.
  • Knowledge and experience of software development methodologies and processes.
  • Handling conflicting priorities well, communicating clearly and understanding how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong, hardworking, and outspoken team!
  • This job would suit a great teammate who enjoys and is passionate about working collaboratively with other members of the team and wider partners!

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.