Sainsbury’s is creating 480 specialist jobs in London and Coventry, strengthening its in-house digital and technology capabilities as customers seek more convenient and intuitive ways to shop using new technology.
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Prime Minister David Cameron visits Sainsbury’s new ‘Digital Lab’ under construction
These new digital experts will run and improve Sainsbury’s existing digital platforms for customers, such as the website and mobile shopping apps. They will also develop test and launch new products in a new ‘Digital Lab’ opening in the summer – giving developers, digital designers, product owners, engineers and testers a modern space to work and test new ways of shopping. The recruitment for specialists is now under way – with over 180 roles available in London.
PM David Cameron visits Sainsbury’s new Digital lab, under construction at its Holborn Support Centre in London
Sainsbury’s is also upgrading its own infrastructure and core business systems to serve customers faster, including building better platforms for online shopping and supply chains. A new ‘Technology Hub’ in Coventry will create another 300 specialist roles, alongside our existing operational team that supports Sainsbury’s stores, depots and offices.
Sainsbury’s creates 480 specialist digital roles in Coventry and London
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Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Backing business to create more jobs is central to our long-term economic plan. It was great to visit Sainsbury’s to see what they are doing to embrace new technology and provide more people with the security of a regular pay-packet.”
Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe, said: “The shape of our business is changing and digital and technology is a core part of our future growth. Ultimately these changes are good news for customers – the Technology Hub in Coventry will keep our systems running smoothly and experts in our Digital Lab in London will be developing new ways of digital shopping to give customers the best access to our products, services and offers.”
PM David Cameron meets colleagues from the Sainsbury’s Digital & Technology team
Director of Digital and Technology at Sainsbury’s, Jon Rudoe, said: “We’re now firmly on the map as a career destination for digital and technology specialists. Retail is a vibrant sector for innovation and this team is key to keeping our fast-paced business running. We’re structuring and equipping entrepreneurial teams to improve the digital experience and develop products that will help make our customers’ lives easier.”
PM David Cameron shares a joke with Jon Rudoe, Digital and Technology at Sainsbury’s and Tim Lennox, Managing Director of eBooks by Sainsbury’s