Technical Programme Manager - Infrastructure

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GB

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/11/2020


Technical Programme Manager - Infrastructure

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GB

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About the role

As Tesco we are managing a significant Infrastructure estate across our global data centres and stores which includes server, storage and network.

The role will be involved in our Global Data Centre Programme that is building Tesco Data Centres both in the Cloud and On Premise, and helping to move systems to the right hosting platforms to meet the evolving requirements of our fast moving business.

There will be exposure to financial forecasting, reviewing actuals and writing Investment papers to secure programme funding. This also includes running a programme specific governance to help prioritise work packages, and preparing packs and presenting at Infrastructure’s Director Level programme governance.

You will be responsible for

You will be responsible for:

The TPM role in Infrastructure will be accountable for building the new Infrastructure and migrating systems on to the right hosting platforms in line with our Data Centre Product Roadmap.

This opportunity will provide the successful candidate with multiple deliverables that will be owned end-to-end across infrastructure.  Strong communication skills will be required in order to build excellent relationships across technology teams, the business as well as some of our key Infrastructure suppliers.  As TPM, you will you need to coordinate and ensure support of the relevant teams, to deliver the required quality & value, while ensuring that risks & issues are identified and mitigated.

The successful candidate will show a can do attitude, be able to work independently and show an ability to drive ongoing improvement to processes.

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:

  • Deliver complex programmes with multiple business and technical risks that will impact the success of key Tesco business priorities.
  • Establish new or improve existing delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals.
  • Initiate and shape programmes with ambiguous scope and uncertain delivery approach.
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan.
  • Foresee potential risks and issues, establish a process, facilitate discussion and manage escalations.
  • Act on opportunities to adopt trends and new concepts in programme and product delivery.
  • Understand a technical architecture to be able to foresee the impact on dependencies, delivery timelines and implementation plans.
  • Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery.
  • Collaborate with the Vendors, Product and Engineering teams to define programme budgetary requirements.
  • Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services.

You will need

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven record of accomplishment in delivering technology and/or infrastructure.
  • Experience of building credible relationships and influencing management & leadership teams.
  • Strong Project, Stakeholder & Programme management skills.
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills.
  • Clear drive and ambition to develop beyond the TPM role.

What’s in it for you

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary.
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day.
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares and save tax after 3 months of service.
  • Save As You Earn Scheme which gives you the opportunity to save direct from your pay for three or five years with the option of using your savings to buy Tesco shares at a discounted price after 1 year of service.
  • Access to Tesco Learning and Development Academy.
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank.
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses.
  • Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes.
  • Onsite discounted Nuffield Health Gym.
  • Subsidised Canteen.

Application process

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

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