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Principal Product Manager - Data

Job Reference tesco/TP/11331704/774115

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Welwyn Garden City
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Product Management
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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 of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance offered through Bupa
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance at 5x contractual pay
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes

About the role

As Principal Product Manager for Data, you will be a thought leader in the Data domain for Tesco, with ownership for the relevant domains and platform within this portfolio across all markets that Tesco operates in. You will drive the vision, product strategy, roadmap and execution for them, solving customer problems and delivering high value at scale. You will contribute to the wider strategy around building data domains for all Tesco business areas.

You will be responsible for

  • Drive the global product vision, strategy and execution for Data Domains at Tesco, working closely with the Head of Core Data and Platforms and rest of the Data Product team.
  • Be a thought leader in the space and contribute to broader discussions, strategy and vision for enabling data driven decisions through trusted and useful data availability at Tesco.
  • Support delivery of Tesco Strategic priorities which have dependency on the data platforms.
  • Work closely with other product managers, product teams and business partners, across multiple business units and domains (channels, markets, clients etc…) to solve customer and business problems, defining and agreeing outcomes and key results
  • Work closely with programme delivery and engineering teams to deliver maximum business value with least effort, always delivering value in slices
  • Represent the product organisation in key strategic decisions concerning relevant technology platform and suppliers
  • Maintain and establish new relationships with suppliers and business partners relating to data
  • Use leadership and negotiation skills to define and influence outcomes both within and outside of the organisation in order to achieve the best for Tesco customers, colleagues and partners
  • Make build vs buy decisions in collaboration with senior technology counterparts based on what is best for the product strategy
  • Inspire, mentor and coach other algorithmic (quantitative) Product Managers and Teams improving this discipline and capability at Tesco
  • Contribute towards hiring/ building a great pool of Product Managers for my/ other functions

You will need

Experience Required

  • You have effectively managed a complex portfolio of companywide significance, made decisions around strategy for your product portfolio (product mix, new products, retirement of old products) that led to greater customer stratification, improved profitability or lead to cost savings and generated huge business value for the organization
  • You acknowledged as an important thought leader in your domain and are able to influence and innovate through defined specialisms and proven successes,.e.g. Algorithmic, Process, methodology definition
  • Have proven expertise in seeking out and dealing with ambiguous, unstructured challenges, quick to find opportunities and shape strategies and resources around them as an individual contributor.
  • Took multiple ideas (at least one new product/ idea) from conception to go-live within expected timelines, through standard software product development lifecycle and got measurable success across defined KPIs.
  • Knowledge and experience of product management best practice and methodologies and strong technical acumen.
  • Have shown significant improvement in your Product KPIs and helped team set KPIs for new/ other products.
  • Effectively worked with senior stakeholders outside of his immediate product team to market the product and gather feedback and new requirements.
  • Technically competent to influence and understand the solution context and approach and aid engineering in estimating the complexity of work being requested.
  • Leading complex and iterative product developments requiring close integration of Data Science, Analytics and Engineering teams
  • Fostering innovation and driving scientific discovery in parallel to core product development
  • Productionizing developments and roll out at scale
  • Have great prioritization and decision making skills and have made good decisions/ judgements around business priorities and resource allocation, etc.


Skills Required:

Deep understanding of:

  • Analytical and reporting data for one or more Tesco business areas
  • End to End Data Lifecycle (Business Understanding, Data Analysis, Data Acquisition, Modeling, Deployment, Acceptance)
  • Data architecture, modelling and transformations required to build strategic enterprise data layers
  • Sound understanding of the Data, Analytics and Reporting Platforms & Tools
  • Ability to analyse the data and make informed decisions based on it
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A methodical/ analytical approach and great problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evangelise a product domain to the wider business
  • Team player who could work collaboratively with other members of the team
  • Ownership, responsiveness and commitment towards assigned work
  • Strong decision making and prioritization skills, especially when multiple trade-offs are involved and faster decision are required
  • Empathy and good listening skills to understand the needs/pain points of your customers/ stakeholders
  • Supplier management and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, writing effective user stories/acceptance criterions
  • Desirable: Knowledge and experience of the paradigms and trade-offs surrounding software architectures and software technical design choices.

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.