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Principal Product Owner - Data Migration

Reporting to: Business Lead - Programme and Project Management
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: From £53,777 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 30 August 2020

Job ref: 58901

TPR grade: 6

About us

TPR is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK, working with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement. We have an excellent office location in the heart of Brighton and have a diverse, lively and professional workforce.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work and doing all we can to support our people to reach their full potential. Join our expanding team for the chance to be a part of the biggest change to pensions in a generation.


SSRA is a dynamic and agile technology change programme, introducing new systems that will support regulatory activity in the business. 

The Product Owner will lead the Data Migration delivery workstream, planning and executing the data migration strategy to migrate data from multiple legacy systems to a new Dynamics365 CRM solution.

This will include the management of resources on a day-to-day basis, organising, prioritising and allocating tasks, collaborating and communicating across the programme and the business, making workstream decisions about risks, issues and dependencies and resolving any conflicts that arise from these.


You will:

  • lead and be key decision maker for the Data Migration workstream
  • be responsible for the allocation of tasks to team members (including developers, business analysts, database administrators and testers), directing and overseeing their work
  • be accountable for the technical implementation of the data migration strategy, building plans and product backlogs for the development and execution as well as for activities such as data cleansing and validation
  • ensure proper alignment with other SSRA workstreams and BAU functions, tracking and managing technical and business dependencies
  • be responsible for overseeing workstream governance, ensuring that the correct forums are engaged at the right time and in the right way for decisions and information, including presenting papers at forums (e.g. Programme Board) in person, as required
  • ensure that the data migration approach and execution is compliant from a data protection and information security perspective and liaising with corporate governance and the BAU IT function to obtain necessary approvals
  • lead the planning increment activity for the workstream that delivers the plans and product backlogs (workloads) with a 3-month horizon
  • recruit key resources into the workstream where identified gaps exist
  • have no budget responsibilities

Essential and desirable criteria  


  • strong background and demonstrable experience in agile backlog management and prioritisation
  • experience managing multi-disciplinary teams in a programme delivery context
  • proven track record managing data migration as part of large scale IT transformation programmes 
  • a working knowledge and understanding of key data disciplines including data architecture, data quality, master data management, data governance and data analytics
  • experience and knowledge of CRM implementations
  • experience of negotiating requirements in a fast-moving agile environment
  • experience managing challenging stakeholders
  • experience coordinating and overseeing the work of third party suppliers
  • ability to translate jargon and technical language into plain English for non-technical audience


  • experience delivering Microsoft Dynamics D365
  • experience working with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • a working knowledge of the UK pensions system

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • personable and a team player
  • excellent customer service
  • leadership skills

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £53,777 we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location in Brighton

How to apply

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

The Pensions Regulator is an inclusive employer and offers equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. TPR welcomes applications from the BME and LGBT communities who are currently under represented at TPR.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please send your CV to along with a covering letter ,quoting ref 58901 with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and details of your notice period.
Please be aware we are currently holding interviews through Skype due to COVID-19.

If you have any enquiries with regards to this role or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email