Sainsbury’s is creating 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester over the next 18 months to expand its in-house digital and technology capability.
Building a strong in-house digital and technology team is a core part of the retailer’s ambition to make shopping easier for customers, enabling the company to respond to rising customer demand to shop whenever and wherever they want. This announcement follows the creation of 480 digital and technology jobs in London and Coventry over the past year.
The new roles will encompass agile coaches, software developers and software development managers in addition to DevOps engineers. They will work with Sainsbury’s 900 strong digital and technology team on a wide range of innovative projects to make the lives of Sainsbury’s 25 million customers and 161,000 colleagues easier.
Sainsbury’s Digital and Technology Team run, improve and create digital platforms, such as websites and apps, for customers and colleagues; as well as ensuring constant improvement of the retailer’s infrastructure and core business systems.
Jon Rudoe, Digital and Technology Director at Sainsbury’s, said:
“The world is changing rapidly. Our vision is for Sainsbury’s to have a world-class Digital and Technology function to ensure that we can deliver great services for our customers whenever and wherever they want to shop with us. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to that goal and to attracting the best talent in this ever developing sector. As Manchester is the UK’s second largest technology hub, it’s a natural step for us to recruit here.
“It’s a great time to be working in retail. This fast-paced, exciting sector is giving rise to the most innovative practices.”
The new Digital and Technology Team will be based at Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre in The Arndale Centre, Manchester.