Space, Range & Merchandise Product Manager - Range UI

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 28/02/2020

Space, Range & Merchandise Product Manager - Range UI

Welwyn Garden City

About the role

Within the Space, Range and Merchandising team at Tesco, we serve customers by:

  • Deciding the mix of space we allocate to product groups in our stores based on business strategy, customer demographic, locations and shopping mission
  • Building the best product displays which are easy to shop for customers, but also operationally efficient for colleagues
  • Defining and executing the strategy for landing the best space, ranges and displays in store for our customers.

As a Product Manager in the Space, Range and Merchandising team, you drive improvements in the technology used for all the above. The team owns a combination of front-end and API technology products that manage and execute store range and product locations in the UK and internationally. A Product Manager joining this team should be interested in retail operations and its complexities, and be comfortable with enterprise and API software development.

You will be responsible for

Reporting to the Lead Product Manager, you will be accountable for driving the Range User Interface strategy, roadmap and execution, including managing Ranging Controls and Range Scheduler. You will work closely with the Range API and MyProduct:Range Product Managers to set Tesco’s Technology strategy for range management.

  • Have ownership of products involving multiple internal / external stakeholders and drive the product strategy & execution for them
  • Engage with my stakeholders to formulate the vision, strategy and long-term roadmap for my products (product mix, new products, retirement of old products) and execute them well by constantly managing my stakeholders’ expectations, working through dependencies across multiple products / teams
  • Define the boundaries of my product portfolio with other portfolios (identifying gaps, overlaps and synergies)
  • Understand key user personas, customers & stakeholders for my product and their pain points well
  • Understand and demonstrate all the features of my product to different audiences within and outside of my immediate product team
  • Effectively document and explain new requirements to the engineering team using user stories, personas, and acceptance tests and help the team in breaking down a complex piece of work / epic into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster
  • Steer sprint / release planning sessions by working with my engineering counterparts to plan sprints / releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort
  • Am accountable for the performance/ adoption of my product and work towards increasing it
  • Lead discovery work and drive experiments against defined hypotheses, create MVPs towards robust data-driven decisions on product improvements and their influence on product performance indicators
  • Prioritise, coordinate and communicate the resolution of live product issues independently

You will need

Relevant Skills for this job:

  • A methodical and analytical approach, great problem-solving skills and the ability to provide logical answers to complex problems.
  • Excellent numeracy and the ability to work comfortably with data.
  • Good prioritisation techniques to refine & groom your feature backlog regularly.
  • Attitude and aptitude to learn a new product area/domain quickly.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication across multiple levels, including being able to communicate complex things simply.
  • Great presentation & persuasion skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the team.

Relevant Experience for this job:

  • Knowledge and experience of product management best practice & methodologies.
  • Proven success of having managed a complex product that led to the delivery of significant value to stakeholders.
  • Understanding of User Research / Design Thinking concepts which have been applied to your product work.
  • Good knowledge in the use of tools & techniques for backlog prioritisation, managing dependencies, and gaining insights using available data points.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of relevant product management technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience of software development methodologies and processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications / experience.

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 3.5% 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 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 (from April 2020)
    • 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

Tesco has become a market leader by doing the little things that really matter for our customers and colleagues. It is part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work and we are proud to have been accredited as one of Britain’s Top Employers again this year.

We are the UK's number one retailer and we pride ourselves on offering a great shopping experience. We are passionate about our food, merchandise and services and will always try to get things right for our customers.

But did you know we also offer great job opportunities? With stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK, we have a vast variety of roles and we are always looking for people who have a hunger to work with customers and colleagues across our exciting business. We believe in treating each other with respect and giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. It's our people that make the difference every day - helping us make a difference for our customers.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone is welcome and 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 strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

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.

Application process

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

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