Product Manager - Routing

  • Job Reference: 689168
  • Date Posted: 30 December 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
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  • Location: Welwyn Garden City/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

The Transport team is responsible for planning, executing and tracking of all the transport of goods in Tesco. The Transport team designs and implements systems and services for allocating vehicles based on capacity management for distribution from depots into the stores as well from the stores into the customers door step. 

With more than £2Billion GBP spent on transportation, it is an ideal opportunity for designing better fleet utilization software to unlock huge savings. The team is also implementing advanced algorithms for vehicle routing and tracking to minimize fuel expenses as well as to provide real time delivery tracking information to customers. 

You will be responsible for

  • Work closely with business process owners to create epics and user stories that specify the features to be implemented in the Transport Systems. 
  • Effectively document and explain new requirements to both 3 rd  party and Tesco engineering teams using user stories, personas, and acceptance tests and help the teams in breaking down a complex piece of work/ epic into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster.  
  • Ensure understanding and communication of requirements throughout project. 
  • Identify opportunities to release incremental value across teams and work with PMs and Engineering to plan sprints/releases that deliver maximum value with the least effort. 
  • Drive and document NFRs to ensure that we build a robust, extensible, supportable strategic Product.  
  • Ensure Technology policies & standards are considered and adhered to during development. 
  • Primary go-to resource for all matters relating to your Transport product. 
  • Present to other Tesco Product areas the Transport product and its functional/ engineering capabilities, including demonstrating the platform features. 
  • Prioritise coordinate and communicate the resolution of live product issues independently. 
  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and engineering stakeholders.  

You will need

  • A passion to contribute to and influence the Transport roadmap. 
  • Working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and understanding how to contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle. 
  • Articulating a complex product strategy in terms of consumer and business value. 
  • Experience and understanding of agile techniques to deliver world beating products. 
  • Thinking at a conceptual level across several different services and products. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - you must be able to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience. 
  • Experience working in a Product Team and/or work completed from external agencies to ensure the highest standards are met. 
  • The ability to influence without authority. 
  • Have a solid technical understanding to be comfortable having technical conversations, understand the possibilities of technologies used in Transport systems and know when to challenge and ask questions. 
  • Demonstrate exposure to and experience of core development skills - information architecture, user journeys, wireframe design, testing and design briefs 

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:
Annual bonus scheme where you can earn 10-20% of base salary
Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted Gympass membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
Share Schemes - Join our Buy As You Earn' & Save As You Earn' share schemes after 3 months service
Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a household member) after 3 months service
Colleague Discounts:
10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
10% off One Stop
10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
20% off all F&F purchases
20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C's apply
25% off Tesco Café
50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
Cycle to work scheme
Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
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
Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges
Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here 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 Britain's shoppers a little better every day'. Our business was built with a simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone's Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues - who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

It remains that Shire Park is our central location for Head Office teams. We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week - combining office and remote working.  Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate - and there will be the expectation for everyone to be in the office more often than not. For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time at our offices in Shire Park.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.