Lead Product Manager - Product Transformation

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 17/07/2020

Lead Product Manager - Product Transformation

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City

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You will be responsible for

To transform how we Buy and Manage Products for Customers. Change is underway here at Tesco and the Product Transformation team sits at its heart.

Supporting the business to define how our colleagues work with each other and with our partners, ensuring processes across Buy and Manage are simple, standard and effective; we are accountable for the creation of world leading technology Products which embed this best practice alongside world class data science.

Together we are empowering our colleagues to deliver relevant, timely, loved, innovative and compliant products to our customers however they choose to shop with us.

Joining our team of Product, Programme and Change Managers you will have the opportunity to contribute in a very real way to Tesco’s success.

You will need

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:

Reporting to the Head of Product Management for Product Lifecycle, you lead a team of talented Product Managers, and are accountable for a set of complex and company strategic UIs and services within the Product portfolio and would drive product strategy, roadmap and execution for them.

A master practitioner of Product Management, you are responsible for ensuring that your team contains the product management resources and skills required to ensure you can successfully execute the strategy and roadmap for your portfolio of products.

• Have accountability for a complex set of UIs and APIs that involve multiple internal/external stakeholders, and drive product strategy, roadmap and execution for that by leading a team of talented Product Managers.

• Understand your business stakeholders and their pain points really well and steer your team in the right direction by putting the best team members in the most value generating products/ business priorities.

• Set clear goals and KPIs for your team members and periodically review all the KPIs owned by the team spanning across multiple products and provide feedback on improving those.

• Handle conflicting priorities well, communicate clearly and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong, talented and opinionated team.

• Identify and remove impediments faced by the team by working with your Head of Product and other stakeholders and proactively flag any risks or delays in your commitments.

• Contribute in capability and capacity planning to Product Management for your own Product area to ensure capacity to drive work.

• Build and nurture a great team of Product Managers for your Product, based on the business needs, strategic priorities assigned, and level of focus required.

• Carry out people routines for direct reports and develop talented people.

• Identify and remove impediments to ensure your team is successful in delivering the committed deliverables.

• Motivate the team by ensuring they have fulfilling roles, proper rewards and recognition strategies.

• Conduct fair performance appraisals and provide constructive feedback for your team.

• Collaborate with Head of Product to understand future demand and direction of your product.

• Be responsible for achieving or exceeding agreed product KPIs improvements across all the products owned/ managed by your team

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

  • Carrying out product management of both UIs and APIs and have a clear understanding of managing domain boundaries between related APIs.
  • Have proven success in leading a team of highly talented and opinionated product managers and taken multiple ideas from conception to go-live, through standard software product development lifecycle and got measurable success across defined KPIs.
  • Experienced in capacity planning, forecasting and working with senior stakeholders to understand future demands and align allocation/ hiring.
  • Knowledge of underlying business processes and systems.
  • Efficient in stakeholder management and has ability to steer the team in the right direction by putting best team members in the most value generating Products/ Business priorities
  • Knowledge and experience of product management best practice and methodologies and strong technical experience.
  • Extensive experience with both UX/UI and transactional APIs and service-oriented architecture. Technically competent to influence and understand the solution context and approach (legacy, tactical, strategic) and aid engineering in estimating the complexity of work being requested.
  • Understands the impact technical debt is causing and the value Tech upgrades can bring in, and can hold the objective conversations with your technology counterparts to prioritize it during any sprint.
  • Have great prioritization and decision making skills and have made good decisions/ judgements around business priorities and resource allocation, etc
  • Experience in conducting fair appraisals and handling conflicts
  • Experience in building/ hiring, grooming a team of Product Managers
  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation.


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation
  • Build & nurture a great team of APMs, PMs for your product portfolio

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!

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, offering many varying working patterns across our business 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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