Lead Product Manager

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie


Lead Product Manager

Kraków, małopolskie, Poland

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Company Description

Tesco Technology is multi-functional and specialist team that drives operational excellence of services improves scale for our systems and processes globally and creates business-leading capabilities.

We are an agile team of an industry-leading team of engineers. We create the future continuous integration and delivery tools for Colleague and Customer & Loyalty areas, solving problems, and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant, and maintainable technical solutions. The solutions that we are responsible for will have a global reach, impacting hundreds of thousands of Tesco colleagues worldwide.

We operate in a DevOps philosophy. We take responsibility for the software through its entire lifecycle. We practice continuous integration, delivery, and support of our code through to production and beyond.

As Tech Hub we cooperate within the group of Tesco Technology Hubs located in the UK, Poland, Hungary, and India.

Additional Information

What’s in it for you

Tesco is a diverse and exciting employer, dedicated to being #aplacetogeton, providing career-defining opportunities to all of our colleagues. If you chose to join our business, we will provide you with:

  • Permanent contract from the go – as a sign of our trust in your abilities.
  • Up to 20% yearly salary bonus – for employment contract colleagues only – based on both individual and business performance
  • Extensive private healthcare - complex care package including a wide range of specialists, medical services, and free flu vaccination
  • Cafeteria & Multisport – subsidized MyBenefit cafeteria platform with an option to use the funds on the multisport card.
  • Relocation Help - professional service to secure relevant working permits and other necessary documents;
  • Learning opportunities - certified technical training and learning platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight, and O'Reilly.
  • Referral Bonus – You’ll get 4500 PLN for each colleague you successfully refer to work with us.
  • Optional life insurance – a wide variety of insurance options from our partner, available optionally at a significant discount.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.


Job Description

The purpose of Colleague Technology is to earn the trust of our colleagues in a simple and helpful way. We aim to provide colleagues with a better experience of working at Tesco, enhanced by technology that’s accessible anywhere and available to everyone. By reducing admin our Managers and People Partners will be able to focus on building teams and capability. And our Colleagues will be able to be more productive, focus on building their skills and careers and feel more engaged with Tesco.

Job description&responsibilities

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:

•       Have complete ownership of a set of complex APIs and engineering platforms involving multiple internal / external stakeholders.

•       Define and deliver the vision, strategy and roadmap for the Products with your team.

•       Accountable for identifying the key measures of success (OKRs) and the resulting performance / adoption of product(s).

•       Quickly build domain knowledge and assess new opportunities (gathering ideas, research, carrying out analysis, refining and prioritising new requirements).

•       Relentlessly seek to understand the needs and pains of your customers and business stakeholders.

•       Prioritise roadmaps and significantly resolve trade-offs with peers and senior leaders.

•       Build and champion a phenomenal team of Product Managers, empowering them to perform beyond their own expectations, by removing barriers and crafting the right context for their success.

•       Relentlessly measure and communicate value built to all stakeholders, all of the time.

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

•       Contribute towards hiring / building a great pool of Product Managers for the Colleague Technology team and the wider Tesco product function.

•       This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised and pragmatic, a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind and motivated to make change things for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.


Key Skills and Experience

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:


•       Articulating a complex product strategy in terms of consumer and business value.

•       Experience and understanding of agile techniques to deliver world beating products

•       Thinking at a conceptual level across a number of platforms (web, mobile, tablets, store apps).

•       Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you must be able to articulate complex concepts to a diverse audience.

•       Experience managing work completed from external agencies to ensure the highest standards are met.

•       The ability to influence without authority.

•       Having proven success in working on unstructured problems, defining hypothesis, creating MVPs, running experiments and analysing results to drive data-driven decisions.

•       Product management best practice and methodologies and strong technical acumen.

•       Technical competence to influence and understand the solution context and approach and aid engineering in estimating the complexity of work being requested.

•       Understanding the impact tech debt is causing, and the value tech upgrades can bring in, and can hold objective conversations with your technology counterparts to prioritize it during any sprint.

•       Prioritising and decision-making skills, demonstrating experience of having made good decisions / judgements around business priorities and resource allocation.

  • Experience in coaching and leading a team of product managers.



•       Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter. 

•       Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership.

•       Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation. 

•       The successful candidate will have a tenacious can-do, will-do mentality.

•       Whilst being personally robust and willing to challenge the status quo, you will work closely with other team members and must be able to bring people on a journey with you.

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