Business Plan Project Manager (9 months FTC)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 11/08/2020

Business Plan Project Manager (9 months FTC)

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

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About the role

Our purpose is to Serve the UK business through an integrated Business Plan to enable the successful delivery of the Strategic Drivers.

We do this by:

  • Supporting the creation of our strategy and ambitions (through Drivers and Channels) and turning that strategy into a plan and action
  • Creating solid plans we believe in, aligned to budgets. Plans are then tracked and challenged
  • Supporting and driving delivery where we can add the most value.

As a team we are required to have a wide range of change management skills, from coordination and Programme Management Office through planning to delivery and change management. All underpinned by strong engagement, influencing and communication skills. The breadth and variety of the roles in Business Planning make it a stretching and motivating environment with lots of opportunity to develop in-role while expanding knowledge and networking throughout the business.

You will be responsible for

  • At times, supporting/managing the assigned project or programme including: ensuring scope is clear and understood; tracking progress, actions and milestones; identifying issues, risks or interdependencies
  • At times, supporting coordination of a portfolio (Driver or Channels)
  • Facilitation of  the relevant governance sessions
  • Identifying any cross programme dependencies and driving alignment
  • Managing risks and issues across a programme or portfolio (for a Driver or Channel)
  • Working with the Finance Team to ensure that the business case of a programme and outcome KPIs are defined and clear
  • Engaging and aligning stakeholders to the programme/portfolio plan
  • Supporting in  the development of the specific project/ programme team, building capability and addressing areas of concern
  • Ensuring consistency of approach through standard project/ programme management ways of working and helping them to move at pace
  • Supporting the Business Plan process by understanding and challenging Driver/Channel plans
  • Supporting on any key Business Plan events

You will need

Operational skills relevant for this job:

  • Project planning (Critical Paths/Milestone Plans)
  • Analysis & decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Managing performance
  • Managing change
  • Gaining commitment
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Developing self & others
  • Personal integrity
  • Portfolio, Programme and Project Management skills including MSP and APM
  • Tesco Change Management skills
  • Knowledge of Tesco (stores, depots, online and office)


Experience relevant for this job:

  • Experience of working in large, complex cross-functional programmes / management of large programmes of work
  • Taking complex information and creating a concise narrative for stakeholders
  • A broad business manager, able to communicate at senior business leader level
  • Presenting confidently to senior business leaders
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a broad group of stakeholders

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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