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Technical Programme Manager - Global Wide Area Network
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Recruiter: Tesco
Listed on: 24th April
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 392014
Contact Name: Tesco

About the role

Our aim is to serve customers a little better every day by ensuring that the key platforms and connectivity are in place for our businesses to operate seamlessly.

To achieve this, our teams implement and run the entire Tesco network including connectivity to all of our stores, distribution centres, offices, datacentres and the core links to our global businesses.

We also provide the core network services such as DNS, DHCP, Internet, Wi-Fi and network security.

We build and operate the core compute and database functions for Tesco and provide the corporate cloud platforms that enable our engineering team to create industry leading software.

In a nutshell, no technology within Tesco can operate without the elements provided by this team so we truly are a core part for the Tesco business.

You will be responsible for

The core accountability of this role is about delivering the new Global Wide Area Network (GWAN), reporting to the Senior Technical Programme Manager.

This programme is in flight but there is a long way to go.  The programme will revolutionise the way that our key Networks connect to each other across the globe and provide prolonged strategic advantages.

This role would be expected to become an expert on the high level solution, how it operates and how it is financed.  A key first accountability would be to ensure that the Network support team in India receive the necessary Service Introduction, training and processes to take on support for the new GWAN.

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:

  • Deliver programmes with business and/or technical risks
  • Optimise or use a standard programme delivery methodology for delivering programme goals (e.g. agile, waterfall, iterative)
  • Bring together, coordinate and energise virtual technology teams to deliver programme goals
  • Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan
  • Understand trade-offs and resulting impacts; make impacts visible to Product, Infrastructure or Engineering for the right decision to be made
  • Managing dependencies, delivery timelines and implementations plans, using my knowledge of technical architecture
  • Appreciating and responding to delivery challenges, using my knowledge of engineering best practices and/or infrastructure implementations
  • Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery
  • Effectively manage major incidents, ensuring stakeholders are updated with the right information to drive the correct decisions
  • Collaborate with the and Engineering teams to define annual budgetary requirements
  • Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services
  • Coach peers and other roles, teaching where required, on methodologies and programme management tools

You will need

  • Have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering technology and/or infrastructure; having done so across multiple teams in multiple geographies
  • Have experience of building credible relationships and influencing senior management & leadership teams
  • Strong Project, Stakeholder & Programme management skills
  • Strong vendor management and negotiating skills.
  • Exceptional reporting skills for programs and financial forecasting
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills and adoptability to changes

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world

In order to enable our vision, we strive to simplify operations for our Colleagues, Partners & Vendors to enable efficient trade.

Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We're driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world's leading retailer.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our stakeholders. Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.

Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come

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

The position will be based in London with occasional travel to our Welwyn office.



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