IT Portfolio Analyst

Date: 28-May-2022

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8EW

Company: Greggs Plc

About the role

Greggs’ ongoing success and growth is becoming increasingly reliant upon technology and an exciting agenda lies ahead for IT & Business Change. We’re continually improving our internally-built customer and retail products as well as a wide portfolio of third party solutions delivering value to all parts of the business.

As we move into 2022, we’re changing our operating model. Building on the success of our product-aligned teams which are delivering and continually improving our world-class customer, retail and business intelligence products, we are now implementing business-aligned teams (BATs) to complement these, as IT Portfolio Analyst you will work within a business- aligned team. 

Working to the principles of Scrum, the BATs will partner with the business to agree goals, prioritise work and engage with underpinning internal teams and third parties to build momentum and deliver safe and secure technology-enabled value into the business.

Our new BATs will build on and strengthen existing relationships with functions right across Greggs and ensure the IT services that support these functions are fit for purpose. Managing demand coming in and prioritising work to ensure the right things get done in the right order will be a core role of the BATs who will proactively manage portfolios of applications and services supported by underpinning teams including SAP, our ERP that underpins many core activities, Solutions and Development, Platforms and Infrastructure and Business Change teams.

As a vertically integrated organisation, our value chain relies on great underpinning services. 


£25,000 to £40,000 depending on experience

Work Pattern

40 hours per week, our working hours are usually Monday- Friday however we are open to discuss flexibility with regards to this working pattern with the successful candidate. You may be required to work alternative hours to fulfil business needs.

Job Description

The primary responsibility of this role is to manage and support IT services and applications in the portfolio in the context of agreed vision, priorities and standards.

The responsibilities of the role will be achieved through:

  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of all services and applications in the portfolio.
  • Creating and executing management plans for all services and applications in the BAT’s portfolio to ensure they remain fit for purpose, safe and secure.
  • Building partnerships and collaborating with business colleagues in the designated business area(s).
  • Providing second/third line application support response for service affecting issues within the portfolio.
  • Supporting the BAT Lead in the management, processing and delivery of the team’s backlog.
  • Working within the agreed sprint cycle and supporting the BAT Lead in the continuous improvement of ways of working.
  • Embracing the architectural principles and apply these to how applications and services are managed and in how new solutions are developed.
  • Maintaining information about the portfolio’s applications and services in Greggs enterprise architecture system to ensure landscape-wide visibility.
  • Supporting the IT Portfolio Lead and business in the development of opportunities and cases for change.
  • Collaborating with other IT Portfolio Analyst to develop the chapter and with other team leads to continually improve process, patterns of working and hand offs.


Attributes & Experience

  • Energetic, ambitious and customer-focussed.
  • Creative and innovative problem solver who doesn’t think twice about owning and seeing things through to their conclusion.
  • Strong communicator and collaborator who leads by example.
  • Ability to focus on the task at hand but maintain understanding of the business context.
  • Experienced in the practice of application/service management.
  • A genuine passion for continuous improvement.
  • Any experience of managing Ariba and SAP services will be beneficial as these are the core systems.


  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 5 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible for our profit share scheme
  • You will be invited to participate in our Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary, subject to the Company meeting certain performance criteria.
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages
  • Defined contribution management pension scheme
  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary


Other benefits include

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants
  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme
  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Your Application

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