Portfolio Manager

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 03/10/2023

Portfolio Manager

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will work within Business Support to manage and align streams of work for channels, ensuring we always serve customers, communities and the planet a little better everyday.

You will be agile in your approach, working across different areas of our business planning and Business Support operations to ensure plans are aligned in support of the Service Delivery Model and our strategic goals/drivers.

You will be responsible for

  • Partnering transformation teams and Project Managers to plan, monitor and control portfolios which feature in the long term plan
  • Identifying any risks, working with the relevant Project Manager(s) to enable mitigation or re-alignment for the long term plan
  • Managing and facilitating the capture of Long Term and Annual Plan data for Channels programmes, collaborating with teams to ensure accuracy in financial and project detail required against milestones
  • Drive alignment with tech and property teams through engagement of programmes across stakeholders, maintaining accuracy in project reporting, support steering updates and identify risks and issues to critical paths where dependencies do not align
  • Owning, updating and communicating the financial impact data which is shared by project managers to ensure all stakeholders are fully aware of the financials at all points during the programme updates
  • Ensuring data integrity through rigorous planning, monitoring, communication and financial controls
  • Ensuring effective communications with Project Managers and Heads of Transformation teams to ensure numbers submitted and any subsequent changes are fully understood
  • Developing and maintaining simple controls and ways of working to maximise productivity
  • Coaching and sharing information and ways of working to ensure Project Managers and Heads of Transformation teams are fully supported in their roles
  • Regularly attending transformation teams’ meetings to understand the plan(s); ensuring progress and performance is captured and simple, consistent reporting flows to the leadership team, providing support where needed
  • Ensuring full alignment to the Service Delivery Model (SDM)process and timescales, working with the Business Planning Manager where improvements and enhancements are required or recommended
  • Listening to feedback and recommending improvements to processes and ways of working, building a continuous improvement culture within the team
  • Adhering and aligning to programme governance processes as defined by the Heads of Transformation for their programmes of work
  • Building and maintaining effective partnering relationships with the Finance team; liaising with Productivity and where required bring appropriate teams together to have one conversation

You will need

  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership & motivation
  • Financial acumen/strong numerical reasoning
  • Planning and organising
  • Progress monitoring
  • Risk & issue management
  • Delivery & control
  • Budget management
  • Managing dependencies
  • Governance
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Change management
  • Collaboration/coaching

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 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • 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

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

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 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.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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