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Senior Programme Manager

Job reference 23505


  • Job Title :
    Senior Programme Manager
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    28 October 2021
Job Advert

Asda are looking to hire numerous Senior Programme Managers to lead Programme & Project Managers, in shaping, prioritising and delivering the Transformation wave(s) of our Future Programme.


Ideally, you will have a strong background in delivering IT Programmes – Experience in Infrastructure, eCommerce, Retail, SAP, Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance and/ or People Systems would be beneficial.


Future' is the name for the programme that will see Asda create its new operating model, independent from Walmart.  Technology will undoubtedly be one of the most ambitious parts of this work - the technology decisions made will underpin the way the entire business will operate in the future.


Your Role:

  • Accountable for the shaping and delivery of their Wave(s)/Portfolio. Acting as the focal point for key stakeholders.  Building and maintaining strong relationships, fostering a culture of identifying and implementing lessons learned through Asda Technology.
  • Working closely with the Business Programme Manager, Tower leads, delivery teams and co-ordinating cross tower activities
  • Managing plans, as well as prioritising and negotiating at a senior level within Technology to make sure the programme wave will deliver the expected objectives of cost and quality within time constraints.
  • Leading, coaching and developing a team of Programme Managers and Project Managers to deliver the programme. Driving a positive change environment and culture of diversity.
  • Accountable for budgets, costs, timescales, resource utilisation, capitalisation and the associated communication to effectively manage the Asda Technology programme. Accountable for the accurate creation and central recording of project plans, cost plans and delivery dependencies related to all project activity.
  • Owning multiple vendor relationships to ensure on-time delivery at high quality. Negotiating at a senior level to drive delivery performance and commercial success.
  • Identifying and communicating risks, concerns, issues, dependency blockers and initiating appropriate escalation to the Senior Directors and Programme Director.
  • Delivering high-quality products and services in a fully serviceable state including hand-over to Service support teams.


About You:

  • Proven ability to manage and lead large scale budgets, resource and 3rd party spend
  • Business change and Technology transformation experience
  • Experience in pulling together large-scale project plans for programmes that include multiple suppliers.
  • Proven track record of managing large cross-functional and 3rd party resource in multi-locations in the UK and Internationally within a project environment
  • Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills and ability to effectively engage and influence on a global level
  • Experience in large-scale IT Infrastructure programmes/ projects


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 based at Asda House, Leeds with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week


You will also get an excellent benefits package including:

  • Company car or £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.


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.


If you have any questions, then please email










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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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