Technical Programme Manager - Global Logistics

tesco/TP/11331704/739586

Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Salary:
Competitive
Working Hours:
36
Location:
Welwyn Garden City (Hybrid Working)
Closing Date:
23/07/2022
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

About the Technology Transport Programme Team

If you love a challenge this one is for you. Be part of the team that delivers world leading Transport planning, routing, execution and tracking solutions to ensure that goods are moved on time and efficiently between suppliers, our warehouses, our stores and finally into customers hands or doorstep.

Ongoing challenges in the industry around Driver availability have underlined the value of work being delivered in our Transport area to reduce friction and digitise / automate process.

One key area is in our Global Logistics space where we interact with thousands of suppliers and freight companies to ensure globally sourced products are ordered, paid for and shipped efficiently across continents. We are undertaking a full refresh of this system and integrating a 3rd party solution to facilitate multi million pound benefit in increasing container fills amongst many other colleague and supplier workflow improvements.

You will need to work alongside a 3rd party, mature engineering, product and business teams to support the migration across systems to ensure a safe, on time delivery of a new Global Logistics system.

You will be responsible for

The Role – Technical Programme Manager

Technical Programme Managers (TPMs) deliver complex, cross-functional technology programmes that support colleagues and help serve our customers better. They work collaboratively, influence Product, Engineering and business colleagues and lead the programme to deliver value quickly and often.

 

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 programmes with business and/or technical risks
  • Optimise or use a standard programme delivery methodology for delivering programme goals (e.g. agile, waterfall, iterative)
  • Bring together, coordinate and energise virtual technology teams to deliver programme goals
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan
  • Understand trade-offs and resulting impacts; make impacts visible to Product, Infrastructure or Engineering for the right decision to be made
  • Managing dependencies, delivery timelines and implementations plans, using my knowledge of technical architecture
  • Appreciating and responding to delivery challenges, using my knowledge of engineering best practices and/or infrastructure implementations
  • Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery
  • Effectively manage major incidents, ensuring stakeholders are updated with the right information to drive the correct decisions
  • Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services
  • Coach peers and other roles, teaching where required, on methodologies and programme management tools
  • 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.

You will need

Key Skills and Experience

You’ll need to have:

  • A proven accomplished record of delivering technology and/or infrastructure; having done so across multiple teams in multiple geographies
  • Experience of building credible relationships and influencing management and leadership teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you must be able to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • The ability to influence without authority.

Key Skills and Experience

You’ll need to have:

  • A proven accomplished record of delivering technology and/or infrastructure; having done so across multiple teams in multiple geographies
  • Experience of building credible relationships and influencing management and leadership teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you must be able to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • The ability to influence without authority.

Personal

  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter 
  • Demonstrate resilience during change and continue delivery
  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter 
  • Demonstrate resilience during change and continue 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.