Technical Programme Manager - Colleague Transformation

Hours: 35

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 18/07/2019


Technical Programme Manager - Colleague Transformation

Welwyn Garden City

About the role

The purpose of the Colleague Transformation programme is to earn the trust of our colleagues in a simple and helpful way.  The programme aims to provide colleagues with a better experience of working at Tesco, enhanced by technology that’s accessible anywhere and available to everyone. By reducing admin our Managers and People Partners will be able to focus on building teams and capability.

You will be responsible for

This role would be responsible for the co-ordination, planning and management of the Technology deliverables, contributing to the Transformation Programme. 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:

  • Lead delivery of programs with business and/or technical risks and interfacing with numerous technology teams across the department
  • Optimize program delivery methodology to deliver program goals
  • Bring together, coordinate and energize technology teams to deliver program goals, ensure dependencies are understood, tracked and managed
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the engineering milestones in line with the overall program goals. Own and manage plan.
  • Understand trade-offs and resulting impacts; make impacts visible to Product, Engineering & the wider Programme for the right decision to be made
  • Able to understand the proposed technical solutions to be able to foresee the impact on dependencies, delivery timelines and implementation plans
  • Have good knowledge of Engineering best practices and practical infrastructure implementations so that you can appreciate delivery challenges and articulate impacts to stakeholders
  • Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery
  • Co-ordinate Technical Programs with Third Party Vendors to ensure delivery timelines are met
  • Co-ordinate with Third Parties for Major and Significant Issues to ensure quick resolution
  • Understand technical solution and challenges arising from Major issue to ensure preventive and corrective measures are taken to protect the relevant business area
  • Can effectively communicate at different levels to ensure stakeholders are updated with the right information to drive the correct decisions
  • Collaborate with the Product, Programme and Engineering teams to report on program funding
  • Build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers to deliver software or professional services
  • Coach peers and other roles, teaching where required, on methodologies and program management tools
  • This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

You will need

  • Can motivate & lead 3rd parties, offshore & UK virtual teams 
  • Successful at helping business teams, who are used to very waterfall technology delivery, to using agile product techniques and processes
  • High Influencing skills
  • Able to build  strong relationships fast
  • Builds stakeholders confidence fast and accurately sets their expectations
  • Enjoys making communications visually engaging 
  • Learn fast and put rigorous process in to drive out the business outcomes they are responsible for
  • Understands the technology they are delivering in a deep way so that they can assess risk and be a valuable contributor in making the right technical decision
  • Can handle complex technical & business dependencies and then create appropriate plan or approach
  • Hands on experience of using agile project tools such as Jira
  • Able to draw solution architecture of the technology solution they are delivering
  • Track and report on finances where necessary
  • Can handle multiple projects at the same time with different contexts
  • Comfortable with changing work environment or change in work focus 
  • Confident in engaging with infrastructure specialists and software engineers
  • OK to occasionally travel abroad to countries operates in or develops software
  • Obsessed with quality throughout the technology delivery life cycle right from ideas being formed to their realisation in live and creating value to our business - including quality of requirements, technology solution design, software delivery process, decision making processes and implementation
  • Obsessed with creating fully robust solutions including delivery of  automation of testing and high effective monitoring & alerting
  • Have successfully cutover from live operations where the level of risk of getting it wrong is brand impacting and could impact millions of customers and thousands of colleagues 

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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