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Technical Programme Manager - Quote API

Job Reference tesco/TP/14156964/841152

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Welwyn Garden City
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Programme 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
  • 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

Quote API aims to be the single source of basket pricing logic within Tesco, globally across all channels. The team plays an important role in powering the strategic Retail Platform and a key component in delivering major programmes such as Price Transformation, Tesco Till, Urban Fulfilment Centres and Online expansion.

The Team is responsible for providing the pricing, promotions and tax logic to produce quotes and invoices for purchasing products across all channels and making Price and Promotion data available to all consumers, whether they are In-Store, Online or central systems.  Quote is also responsible for executing Promotions and Coupons on tills, making sure the basket is calculated correctly and then providing this sales data back for central systems.

The rest of programme team is based in Welwyn Garden City and Quote product/engineers are multi-located across Welwyn Garden City / UK and Spain.

You will be responsible for

This is a cross functional role, coordinating development and delivery across multiple teams. 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


  • Owning the release plan and stakeholder communication
  • Managing Risks and Issues and influencing multiple dependent teams
  • Managing development: finances, resources, influencing technical direction and coordinating the development of business facing products for the Tesco stakeholders.
  • Improving Agile practices across the team
  • Optimise or use a standard programme delivery methodology for delivering programme goals (e.g. agile, waterfall, iterative)
  • Bring together, coordinate, and energise local/virtual technology teams to deliver programme goals
  • 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
  • Effectively manage major incidents, ensuring stakeholders are updated with the right information to drive the correct decisions
  • 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.


Current Programmes in Team

  • Price Transformation: Allowing innovative new Promotion and Price offers by moving to a new Flexible Pricing platform.
  • Tesco Till: Quote API powers all Pricing and Promotion logic on the Tesco Till. Further development is required in Quote to deliver new features and for International rollout.
  • Online Expansion: APIs in the Quote team provide the Price and Promotion data for Product display and also in accurate basket calculation.

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • A knowledge of Agile methodology and a record of producing positive change in teams
  • A proven track record of delivery of complex technology across multiple teams and influencing product, engineering and business colleagues
  • Working effectively with and leading multi-disciplinary teams and understanding how to contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Thinking at a conceptual level across a number of platforms
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience.


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter 
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation. 

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 proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.