Process Optimisation Project Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/07/2020

Process Optimisation Project Manager

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will be responsible for running the end to end project steam relating to material handling and automation solutions to solve our business challenges. These include safety, product accuracy /quality, future growth capacity and the reduction in operating costs across our distribution and customer fulfilment network. 

As part of the wider Transformation programme, you will work on multiple projects and engage various stakeholders to improve business profitability and create a better experience for our customers and colleagues.

You will be responsible for

  • Independently manage your own complex projects end-to-end, from inception through to delivery and review
  • Analyse complex problems, identify solutions and build business cases
  • Developing close working relationship with stakeholders, effectively listening and understanding their needs and applying persuasive skills to influence and inspire others
  • Working with engineering, supply chain, analytics and technology teams to develop the overall strategic vision of future material handling solutions from manual to fully automated concepts which meets business long term plans. 
  • Staying abreast of current / future operating strategies and technologies by attending industry conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Collecting data and informations that accurately represents business requirements by engaging end to end business functions from commercial/suppliers to retail store teams. 
  • Accurately, clearly and concisely displaying design requirements.
  • Track project deliverables, and identify and manage risks, issues and dependencies 
  • Have a deep understanding of the business, financials and wider market to be able to translate strategy into action
  • Land projects on the front-line through engaging with colleagues across the business
  • Lead the strategic thinking for your projects and related areas

You will need

  • Fulfilment, distribution and retail supply chain experience (preferred but not mandatory)
  • University degree of 2:1 or higher in a quantitative discipline or relevant experience
  • Minimum A in Mathematics (or related subject at A Level)
  • Experience in manipulating, analysing and blending data 
  • Experience of working in a dynamic environment in either industry or consulting
  • Project Management experience or qualification

You will need to be passionate about new technologies, new ideas and new ways of thinking in which to build new capabilities. With an Analytical mind set and the ability to use your academical knowledge and work experience to tackle specific business problems. 

You will also have ; 

  • The ability to deal with ambiguity in data and a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership skills (Listening, Coaching, Motivating and Delegating) 
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Responsiveness and ability to deal with ad-hoc requests
  • An energetic self-starter who can work autonomously, whilst being a team player to deliver projects
  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills 



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 
    • 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, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
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 want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.
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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