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.
The roles will encompass agile coaches, software developers and software development managers in addition to DevOps engineers.
Based at Sainsbury’s store support centre in The Arndale Centre, the new recruits will work with Sainsbury’s 900-strong digital and technology team on a wide range of projects.
The team runs, improves and creates digital platforms such as websites and apps for customers and colleagues; as well as maintaining the retailer’s infrastructure and core business systems.
Sainsbury’s digital and technology director Jon Rudoe 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 there. It’s a great time to be working in retail. This fast-paced, exciting sector is giving rise to the most innovative practices.”
The news follows the creation of 480 digital and technology jobs by the supermarket chain in London and Coventry over the past year.