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Transformation Programme Manager

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14 Jun 2021

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Transformation Programme Manager

Are you a strong Programme Manager with a successful track record of setting up, leading and delivering transformation or separation programmes?

You'll lead the cross functional programme team where you'll work across workstreams including technology, finance, people and procurement.

This role is a 'once in a career' opportunity to be part of one of the largest retail transformation projects in the world. Joining the team now means you are right at the start of this exciting journey.

Future' is the name for the programme that will see Asda create their new operating model, independent from Walmart. Technology will undoubtedly be one of the most ambitious parts of this work where all of the technology decisions made will underpin the way the entire business will operate in the future. To enable this programme, the technology operating model will be transitioned to become self-sufficient from Walmart offering so many exciting opportunities.

You'll join the team in a 2 year fixed term position. As the team is set to grow, a number of other exciting new roles will become available in future.

Your Role
  • Define the resources, roles and accountabilities required to deliver the Programme and ensure resource risks are proactively managed to avoid overspends and/or resource shortages.
  • Provide leadership to Workstream Leads/ Project Delivery Teams, coach the Programme team and ensure collaborative working across all project and non project functions to support delivery of project deliverables within time, cost and quality measures of success.
  • Adhere to and maintain the governance structure that allows appropriate levels of control to be exercised over the programme, chairing reviews at a workstream and programme level to provide control over scope, cost and timescales; specifically including:
  • Manage changes to scope and ensure they are agreed in advance.
  • Manage interdependencies and risks between workstream plans.
  • Produce business case and capital requests for review and approval at agreed governance forums.
  • Alongside Finance and People team support manage project finances and provide project, financial and resource updates to programme leadership.
  • Chair and facilitate key tower programme reviews and steering groups,
  • Work with all relevant Business units to understand strategic requirements for business area and ensure outputs of Tower Programme will deliver against these.

About You
  • Strong Programme Manager with a proven track record in the successful delivery of business transformation projects.
  • Retail / FMG background (desirable)
  • ERP experience and/or experience of Separation programmes.

You will also get an excellent benefits package including:
  • £8k car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension 1.5 times colleague's contribution (Max 15%)
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

If flexible working is important to you, then look no further! At Asda, we are proud of our culture and our commitment to flexible working. This role is Leeds based in Asda House with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days a week depending on workload.

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

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