12 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsProduct Development Manager, Data Analyst, Product Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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We’d all like amazing work to do, and real work-life balance. That’s waiting for you at Sainsbury’s. From fragrance to car care, clothing and pots and pans, our General Merchandise team delivers all the non-food items for Sainsbury’s, Habitat and Argos customers. This multi-brand environment means you get to work across most areas. You can also be a pioneer, because the team believes in being brave, iterating and learning as they go. They also develop deep connections to other departments, which opens up a lot of different career opportunities for you. What’s certain is that you’ll spend time on the shop floor to get closer to customers, and bring a broad perspective and the full support of your manager with you wherever you decide to develop next.
Non Food - Product Technologist

Why join us

Joining us as a Technologist at Sainsbury's means being part of a team dedicated to delivering exceptional quality products that meet our customers' expectations. As a Technologist, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safety, legality, and quality of Sainsbury's brand products, working collaboratively with suppliers, product developers, trading, supply chain, and retail teams. With a focus on driving the technical agenda, you will have the opportunity to manage projects, implement quality standards, and develop innovative solutions to improve product quality and sustainability. At Sainsbury's, we value continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and a commitment to maintaining our brand reputation. Join us to make a tangible impact on the quality of our products and contribute to our mission of providing excellent customer experiences.

What you'll do

  • As a Product Technologist - Dairy at Sainsbury's, your role will encompass the management and delivery of all aspects of the Sainsbury’s Brand product and technical plans for the Dairy product area.
  • You will work closely with suppliers, product developers, trading, supply chain, and retail teams to ensure the safe, legal, and high-quality production of Sainsbury's brand products that meet agreed specifications, standards, and policies.
  • In this role, your focus will be on driving the quality and technical agenda for the Dairy product area, including the delivery of our Net Zero commitments and keeping the customer at the heart of all decisions.
  • You will be responsible for managing and improving the technical performance of the product area, ensuring the safety, legality, and quality of Sainsbury's brand products while maintaining brand reputation and due diligence.
  • Additionally, you will manage projects to improve product quality, implement quality standards, and proactively manage the supply base to drive the technical agenda and deliver a step change in product quality.
  • Your role will also involve setting supplier KPIs, managing supplier compliance, and implementing joint business plans and technical plans to enhance product quality and align with the Sainsbury's brand strategy.
  • Throughout your work, you will demonstrate commercial awareness, strong technical knowledge, and attention to detail, while driving improvements and ensuring the accurate communication of product information and adherence to standards and regulations.

Who you are

As a Technologist for Sainsbury's, you are an experienced professional responsible for managing the delivery of product and technical plans for your assigned product area. With a strong emphasis on safety, quality, and supplier performance, you collaborate closely with suppliers, product developers, trading, supply chain, and retail teams to ensure the consistent production of high-quality products that meet the specified standards, policies, and customer requirements. As the custodian of quality and Sainsbury's brand reputation, you adopt a zero-tolerance approach to any failures and strive to drive improvements in safety, legality, and product quality. With your technical expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction, you contribute to the success of the Sainsbury's brand and play a pivotal role in implementing the company's Net Zero commitments.
We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer so you’ll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there’s always the chance to try something new — whether that’s as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we’ll also offer you an amazing range of benefits. Here are some of them:
Starting off with colleague discount, you'll be able to save 10% on your shopping online and instore at Sainsbury's, Argos, TU and Habitat, and we regularly increase the discount to 15% at points during the year. We've also got you covered for your future with our pensions scheme and life cover. You'll also be able to share in our success as you may be eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to 10% of salary, depending on how we perform.
Your wellbeing is important to us too. You'll receive an annual holiday allowance and you can buy up to an additional week's holiday. We also offer other benefits that will help your money go further such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, health cash plans, salary advance (where you can access some of your pay before pay day) as well access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of other retailers. And if you ever need it there is also an employee assistance programme.

Skills Required

  • Product Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Product

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