Product Manager - Product Transformation - 12 month FTC (Job share 3 days per week)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/10/2020

Product Manager - Product Transformation - 12 month FTC (Job share 3 days per week)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

Product Transformation’s vision is to Transform how colleagues and suppliers across the whole of Tesco buy and sell products for customers. 3 key goals: Work simply, be efficient and effective, and build strong trusted partnerships 

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join the Trading and Planning team. Here we are developing a completely bespoke retail trading platform, “myProduct”,  blending decision science, AI, UX research, data viz engineering and design thinking to create a new interactive environment for retail decision making. Empowering colleagues to use their expertise in conjunction with leading insight to take pro-active actions. 

As a Product Manager you will report to the Lead Product Manager and work alongside fellow Product Managers to drive the  strategy, roadmap, and value realisation for one of our trading/planning domains: Range, Price, Promotion or Cost.

You will be responsible for

You will be expected to demonstrate your skills as a Product Management practitioner. 

  • Ownership of your product,  you will build strong relationships with internal/ external stakeholders and drive the Product strategy, vision and roadmap.  

  • You will analyse data to identify value driven outcomes, prioritising your plans to realise value early.  

  • You will build strong working relationships with your engineering, UX and Program and Change colleagues and ensure that you all share a common vision and goals.  

  • Working in an agile framework you will break your plans into clear user stories, with agreed success criteria, and Steer sprint/ release planning sessions by working with my engineering counterparts to plan sprints/ releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort 

  • Lead discovery work for any new product/feature, collaborating with user experience (UX) and engineering teams to prototype and validate the response to the business problem, ensuring that decisions are data driven and measured against agreed KPI’s 

  • Provide leadership and direction to cross functional team (s) on short-term tasks/ near-term priorities 

  • Monitor competitor activity and overseas market trends 

  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and engineering stakeholders 

  • Provide support and coaching to junior Product Managers as well as peers 

  • Prioritise coordinate and communicate the resolution of live product issues independently 

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of: 

  • Product management best practice & methodologies. 

  • Proven success of having managed a complex product that led to the delivery of significant value to your stakeholders. 

  • Have ownership of a Product involving multiple internal/ external stakeholders and drive the Product strategy & execution for it.  

  • Understand User Research/ Design Thinking concepts and applied those for your product work. 

  • Good knowledge in the use of Tools & Techniques for Backlog prioritisation, managing dependencies and for gaining insights using available data points. 

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the technologies relevant to product management. 

  • Knowledge and experience of software development methodologies and processes. 

  • A methodical and analytical approach, great problem-solving skills and can provide logical answers to complex problems. 

  • Used good prioritisation techniques to refine & groom your feature backlog regularly. · Attitude and the aptitude to learn new product area/domain quickly. 

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

  • 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. 

  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and engineering stakeholders. 

  • Provide support and coaching to junior Product Managers as well as peers. 

  • Prioritise coordinate and communicate the resolution of live product issues independently. 

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.  

  • Great presentation & persuasion skills. 

  • This job would suit a Team Player who enjoys and is inspired by working collaboratively with other members of the team and wider 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

Application process

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

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