Lead Product Manager - Contracts, Compliance & Legal

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/11/2023

Lead Product Manager - Contracts, Compliance & Legal

Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As a Product team within Tesco we are accountable for helping set the technology direction across our Enabling Functions (Finance, Property, Legal, Compliance) application estates across our UK and global operations. We cover everything from core ERP applications, through to niche products managing unique Tesco processes. As a group we work closely with our business, engineering, and architecture communities to make sure that the directions we propose for our products are strategic and aligned with business priorities.  Alongside being aligned with our business communities, we also need to integrate and support the objectives of our technology and vendor roadmaps.

This role offers a great opportunity to help shape and deliver key capabilities within the global Tesco landscape. The ability to take information from the various trading and non-trading platforms across the Tesco landscape, and ensure that this is reflected correctly within our Enabling Function capabilities. If you’re a Lead Product Manager that’s focused on building critical capabilities within an organisation, and able to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders, can work in a fast moving environment, and wants to make a real difference then please get in touch.

You will be responsible for

  • Have accountability for complex, large product(s) that involve multiple internal & external stakeholders
  • Drive the product strategy, roadmap, and execution for your products alongside a team of talented PMs and engineers
  • Understand the key business stakeholders and their goals / strategies well and steer the product(s) in the right direction based on business priorities
  • Handle conflicting priorities well, communicate clearly and understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence across the various business and technology teams
  • Identify and remove issues faced by the team by working with the Head(s) of Product / other stakeholders and proactively flag any risks / delays in commitments
  • Responsible for achieving or exceeding agreed product KPIs improvements across all the products owned
  • Collaborate with the Head of Product to understand future demand and direction of the product
  • Carry out people routines for direct reports (APMs, PMs) and develop talented people
  • Contribute in capability and capacity planning for product management, for your own product areas to ensure capacity to drive work
  • Build and nurture a great team of APMs, PMs, based on the business needs, strategic priorities, and level of focus required

You will need

  • Lead Product Manager (LPM) role experience of leading a Product(s) roadmap and defining the vision & strategy for a product
  • Broad range of skills / experience within large corporate organisation environment with process knowledge across numerous enabling functions
  • Experience working with legal / compliance departments and the associated tools
  • Exposure to legal contract triage / creation process and how it interacts with the operational contract execution elements
  • Experience with GFR & GSNFR contracting and procurement processes ideal – Retail environment
  • Knowledge of supplier data structures and MDM
  • Exposure to ERP processes and integrations / touchpoints (pref. Oracle)
  • Knowledge / experience of BRMS processes & tools
  • Ability to work with both business and technology stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A methodical / analytical approach and great problem-solving skills
  • Attitude and the aptitude to learn new product area / domain quickly
  • Great presentation and persuasion skills
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with other members of the team
  • Ownership, responsiveness and commitment towards assigned work
  • Strong decision making and prioritisation skills, especially when multiple trade-offs are involved and faster decision are required
  • Empathy and good listening skills to understand the needs/ pain points of your customers/ stakeholders
  • Excellent facilitation to effectively manage requirement gathering / elicitation sessions with senior business leaders / stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, writing effective user stories / acceptance criterions
  • Great coaching skills to help develop product managers within the team
  • Great people skills and can gain respect and trust of team members and others working with you

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your employment will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

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