Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 689391
  • Date Posted: 31 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 the delivery of strategic Finance projects, ensuring successful delivery of the change agenda through the definition, design and delivery of a project, within a wider programme or portfolio of change.

You will be working in partnership with the Business, Finance and IT, and wider Group functions to understand their requirements for change and support their delivery.

You will be responsible for

Owning the development of a finance change project to realise the key capability requirements of the future operating model, with a 1 to 3 year delivery horizon:

You will be:

  • Working in collaboration with project sponsors and other key partners within the business to ensure shared ownership for the delivery of project outcomes; in particular with Finance to ensure financial reporting of project benefits
  • Delivering change into the organisation through the application of best in class' project and change management
  • Owning project partner relationships and engaging the business more broadly with project communications
  • Playing an active role in continuously improving the engagement and performance of the team
  • Establishing and sustaining an effective governance framework to ensure the appropriate level of oversight and control is in place across their project
  • Co-ordinating the definition and delivery of detailed business requirements through collaboration with the business, Technology and other 3rd parties
  • Taking ownership for key project results (such as the plan and budget) across the project lifecycle and applying appropriate methodologies to support the achievement of wider project aims and objectives
  • Forecasting and running the allocated budget/s effectively, understanding variances and always being cost conscious
  • Gathering and facilitating lessons learned in conjunction with team members and other key partners

You will need

  • Hands-on Project Management experience in delivering finance projects
  • 5+ years experience as a Project Manager
  • Finance and Tech Project delivery experience
  • Experience of handling Projects with Budgets up to c£5m
  • To have delivered E-2-E Projects from initiation, delivery, to release and handover
  • Preferably a Project Management Professional accreditation i.e. APM, Prince2, SAFe, Agile
  • Experience of large corporate financial budgeting and planning processes.
  • Strong Partnering skills
  • Experience of working in a 'set up' environment and the ability to deal with ambiguity as processes, standards and governance change.

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
  • 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 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
  • 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.