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Lead Programme Manager - SRM

Job Reference tesco/TP/10683609/882875

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Welwyn Garden City
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GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

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  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
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  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

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About the role

This is an exciting time to join the Technology Change team as the Lead Programme Manager for the Range Transformation Programme. 

We have an ambitious vision for the how we plan and merchandise product ranges for our customers in the future across the Tesco Group.

Working collaboratively with Technology Product, Commercial Space Range and Merchandising (SRM), and our data science partners at Dunnhumby, you will lead how we translate the Vision and Strategy into tangible, Agile Delivery. Using superb holistic thinking skills you’ll own the Programme narrative and create a clear picture of all transformation work within the SRM world. You will be the face of our Programme to our Senior (Director and Exec-level) stakeholders and will manage effective Governance to drive this multi-year Programme forward.

You will be responsible for

  • Contributing to the programe vision, strategy and long-term roadmap.
  • Defining and agreeing strategic goals and vision for each project.
  • Managing complex change in an organised and structured manner.
  • Managing stakeholder engagement cross functionally and across all levels in the business to ensure programme priorities are aligned across the relevant business plans and are well sponsored.
  • Owning the communication process to support the project, ensuring creativity, clear, concise and timely communication relevant to target audience.
  • Creating simple and effective methods to demonstrate the end to end benefits or impacts of projects within the programme and aligning stakeholders around them.
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence.
  • Providing holistic thinking across the programme; identifying dependancies between projects and managing programme level risks and issues.
  • Managing stakeholder communication and engagement at all levels.
  • Establishing and running effective governance across all business units and at all levels.
  • Embedding sustainable change across multiple functions.

You will need

  • Experience of defining and delivering complex programmes and projects
  • Experience of delivering sustainable change and embedding new ways of working across broad groups of stakeholders
  • The ability to build strong working relationships with peers, stakeholders, and teams across the business. Able to leverage these relationships to build consensus and drive alignment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening)

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.

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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.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.