Product Manager - Supply Chain

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 31/10/2020

Product Manager - Supply Chain

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to build and improve a web based platform which enables Supply Chain colleagues and suppliers to manage their forecasting and ordering. This role will require a combination of front-end development and integration with key back end systems and working with stakeholders across Food, General Merchandise, UK and Group to understand key supply chain processes end-to-end. As a Product Manager you will work alongside fellow Product Managers to drive the strategy on how we get all supply chain colleagues and suppliers onto this platform in the next 5 years.

You will be responsible for

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

  • Developing a broad understanding of how our supply chain works across UK and Group for both colleagues and suppliers.
  • Ownership of your product, you will build strong relationships with internal/ external stakeholders and drive the Product strategy, vision and roadmap.
  • Relentlessly seek to understand the needs and pains of your customers and business stakeholders.
  • 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. 
  • Using tools to extract & and analyse data (especially SQL, Excel).
  • Used good prioritisation techniques, using JIRA 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 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.
  • Experience in online products and mobile apps (a plus).
  • Understanding of retail supply chain (a plus).

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 (from April 2020)
    • 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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