Project Manager Distribution Transformation

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 23/07/2024

Project Manager Distribution Transformation

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

At Tesco, we pick and deliver over 40m cases a week for our customers. Supplying stock to our stores and fulfilment centres. We are always looking for ways to serve our customers a little better every day, whether that is by improving the way we pick our stock to how it arrives in store.

As a member of our Distribution Transformation team, you will strive to deliver initiatives that improve profitability and meet our long-term growth ambitions.

Location: Please be aware this is a Head Office role and the contracted location is Welwyn Garden City, (AL7 1TW) However, we welcome applicants from around the country to apply due to the nature of the role. 

You will be responsible for

  • Working within Distribution to manage streams of work designed to support, improve, or transform our Distribution Centre operating model ensuring we always serve customers, communities, and planet a little better every day.
  • Be agile in your approach, responsible for full project management and delivery, from conception to deployment; working across our operational areas as required.
  • Ensuring clear definition of the project and scope from the start, ensuring the project always remains on track and in scope.
  • Engaging with stakeholders across Tesco, and externally, to deliver the project objectives and deliver measurable improvements.
  • Crafting clear implementation plans and timelines and communicating these effectively.
  • Plan and oversee projects, coordinating resources and processes to deliver results on time, within budget and with the desired outcomes.
  • Prioritising and engaging with the relevant subject matter experts, leading and motivation them to contribute to project delivery.
  • Managing, reporting, and mitigating risks and issues and following governance processes
  • Driving delivery and regularly updating collaborators and leaders on progress and results.
  • Taking ownership of processes and systems, making sure they are effective and efficient; you spot issues and swiftly find the best simplest solutions.
  • Understanding how technology is key to the future of Tesco, making sure digital is part of key decisions.
  • Closing projects down once complete and completing a post implementation reviews, to understand the lessons learned, sharing these with stakeholders and ensuring continuous improvements on ‘the what’ and ‘the how’ is in place.
  • Following our business code of conduct and always acting with integrity/due diligence.


You will need

  • To be an experienced Project Manager, ideally in a retail, logistics, distribution, ecommerce, or similar environment e.g., manufacturing, engineering.

  • Experience delivering successful high-value large-scale complex projects from inception to completion.

  • To be confident delivering multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience of implementation (planning, design, install, commissioning, launch, support, handover etc) of automation technologies (e.g., robotics, sortation, conveyance, storage) within a warehouse/logistics/distribution setting is desirable.

  • Strong understanding of logistics/warehousing processes.

  • To be a self-starter and comfortable working independently, as well as part of a team

  • Exceptional stakeholder management ability, with experience managing complex networks.

  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills are necessary to navigate changing environments whilst keeping focus on project aims.

  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills (written and verbal), with the ability to challenge and influence others to achieve the project outcomes.

  • Strong financial acumen, with experience of identifying and sizing business opportunities, creating business cases, and budget management to optimise resources.

  • Strong analytical skills, proficiency working with various data sets to reach informed decisions at pace.

  • Experience of project management tools and methodologies. Preferably qualified in APM, Prince2 or similar certification.

  • Ability to bridge between strategic thinking and pragmatic implementation.

    Essential: Applicants must drive, have access to a vehicle, and have willingness to travel to Tesco Distribution Centres around the UK.

    Location: Time will be spent in our Tesco Distribution Centres as required each week dependent on the project’s needs, 2+ days per week minimum, sometimes more. Time will also be spent in our office locations, Welwyn Garden City and Daventry regularly. Applicants from across the country are encouraged to apply.

What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • 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
  • Car Allowance

Click Here to read more about the full range of 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.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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