Programme Manager

  • Job Reference: 682297
  • Date Posted: 5 December 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
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  • Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for an individual to lead a team of internal and external business transformational change specialists through the end to end change lifecycle, to ensure successful delivery of individual Projects and the overall Finance change programme.

You will need to lead the development and effective delivery of a multi-year change programme. You will also proactively lead and collaborate with senior partners within the business to ensure shared ownership for the delivery of programme outcomes.

In addition to this, we require an individual capable of developing hard-working teams, with strong knowledge management, who work in collaboration with the business to effectively realise the programme outcomes and benefits. You will also need to establish and sustain an effective governance framework to ensure the appropriate level of oversight and control is in place across your programme.

You will be responsible for

  • The end to end delivery of defined programmes
  • Creating and maintaining programme planning artefacts
  • Ensuring that the deliverable catalogue is complete and of good quality for the programmes / projects
  • Delivering to agreed timeline and challenge and course correct the plan as the need arises.
  • Acting as first point of escalation for everyone within the wave
  • Handling all risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies within the programmes
  • Ensuring the programme plan is aligned and dependencies run to the broader portfolio plan.
  • Adhering to planning and reporting standards set by PMO.
  • Calling out capacity/resource issues as required and take corrective action
  • Ensuring landmarks and key results are realistic in line with key activities
  • Coordinating and taking corrective action where achievements are at risk
  • Identifying and supervising key dependencies with other waves and other programmes
  • Impact assessing change requests
  • Identifying and handling key partners
  • Providing Programme status summary and reporting into the programme board.

You will need

The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate success in delivering complex transformation programmes for 5+ years and be a practitioner in Programme, Project and Organisational Change methodologies. You will need to possess Financial, Benefits and People Leadership management skills and be adept at handling service providers and building and maximising relationships.

We are looking for someone with CXO level engagement and influencing, who has experience with Agile and has the ability to work with ambiguity and uncertainty.  Any relevant industry and retail understanding / experience would be preferable.

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 of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • 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 6% and 10% 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 family 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
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • 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.
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 to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. 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.
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.