Technical Programme Manager - Infrastructure

  • Job Reference: 651394
  • Date Posted: 31 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

At Tesco we are managing a significant Infrastructure estate across our global data centres and stores which includes server, storage and network.

The role will be involved in our Global Data Centre Programme that is building Tesco Data Centres both in the Cloud and On Premise, and helping to move systems to the right hosting platforms to meet the evolving requirements of our fast moving business.

There will be exposure to financial forecasting, reviewing actuals and writing Investment papers to secure programme funding. This also includes running a programme specific governance to help prioritise work packages, and preparing packs and presenting at Infrastructure's Director Level programme governance.

You will be responsible for

The TPM role in Infrastructure will be accountable for building the new Infrastructure and migrating systems on to the right hosting platforms in line with our Data Centre Product Roadmap.

This opportunity will provide the successful candidate with multiple deliverables that will be owned end-to-end across infrastructure.  Strong communication skills will be required in order to build excellent relationships across technology teams, the business as well as some of our key Infrastructure suppliers.  As TPM, you will you need to coordinate and ensure support of the relevant teams, to deliver the required quality & value, while ensuring that risks & issues are identified and mitigated.

The successful candidate will show a can do attitude, be able to work independently and show an ability to drive ongoing improvement to processes.

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 complex programmes with multiple business and technical risks that will impact the success of key Tesco business priorities.
  • Establish new or improve existing delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals.
  • Initiate and shape programmes with ambiguous scope and uncertain delivery approach.
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan.
  • Foresee potential risks and issues, establish a process, facilitate discussion and manage escalations.
  • Act on opportunities to adopt trends and new concepts in programme and product delivery.
  • Understand a technical architecture to be able to foresee the impact on dependencies, delivery timelines and implementation plans.
  • Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery.
  • Collaborate with the Vendors, Product and Engineering teams to define programme budgetary requirements.
  • Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services.

You will need

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven record of accomplishment in delivering technology and/or infrastructure.
  • Experience of building credible relationships and influencing management & leadership teams.
  • Strong Project, Stakeholder & Programme management skills.
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills.
  • Clear drive and ambition to develop beyond the TPM role.

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 up to 20% opportunity 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.