Sainsbury's Bank

Senior Product Manager - Commercial Food

Holborn Store Support Centre, Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT
Competitive Plus Benefits
Areas of business
Sainsbury's Tech
Closing date
2024/05/31 17:00:00
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Job Description

We’re a multi-channel, multi-brand business serving millions of customers a day, with the UK’s largest loyalty scheme and an evolving set of commercial platforms. All this equals over 1.2 billion transactions each year, presenting a volume, depth, and complexity of data that few can match.

We don’t think we’re exaggerating when we say we have the most exciting data set in the country. And from the insights gained, we build scalable, high-performance products using cutting-edge technology that give our customers an amazing shopping experience – like our award-winning Smartshop app. In an inclusive, agile environment, you’ll have the space to be curious, to experiment, and to solve real-world challenges. And you’ll get to see your creations in the hands of hundreds of colleagues or millions of customers across the UK.

Commercial is at the very heart of Sainsbury’s where we vision, create, plan and buy the products our customers love. It’s where you’ll find our buying, merchandising and quality teams alongside specialist teams focused on own brand, space, events, pricing, etc. In Sainsbury’s Tech – Commercial Food, we provide the technology and data to empower our Commercial colleagues with market leading decisioning and execution capabilities.

As a Senior Product Manager in Commercial Food, you will work closely with a variety of teams across commercial, digital, supply chain, logistics and retail to advance several core strategic initiatives by building products that enhance our customer experience and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our commercial capabilities. Our commercial platforms enable product setup, supplier partnerships, space and range optimisation, pricing and promotions, and display. They enable Sainsbury’s to serve millions of our customers, and we aim to offer an increasingly optimised customer experience. You’ll be shaping our future technology to help create the right proposition for Sainsbury’s customers wherever and however they might choose to shop with us. You’ll transform our ways of working and how we make decisions. You’ll enable connected planning and operational efficiency. You’ll bring together data integration, perceptive analytics, and flexibility to help Sainsbury’s achieve its full potential.

More About The Roles

  • You'll be responsible for owning new and existing Commercial products. These products could sit within one of several capability domains within our Commercial landscape including supplier, item or range and assortment management. 
  • You'll work with both commercial and technical stakeholders to share and deliver on our vision; steering the direction of development, interacting frequently with senior leaders, and working closely with a range of teams to ensure activity is prioritised in line with the agreed product goals and metrics. 
  • You'll lead an agile Engineering team, in partnership with an Engineering Manager, to drive Commercial Food roadmaps and development; regularly communicating progress, proactively managing risks/issues to remove blockers, and effectively prioritising, coordinating, and communicating the resolution of any production issues. 
  • You’ll be responsible for the coordination and alignment with other product teams and experience design to develop and launch new products and to continually improve customer experience. 
  • Always considering the market context and ever-evolving technology and legislative environment, you’ll clearly articulate the business benefit of potential and current products, while tracking both effort and value delivery, to identify opportunities for cost reduction and quality improvement. 
  • You’ll work with third party software partners on build and buy initiatives in addition to our own in-house build capabilities. 


More About You


  • Possess knowledge and understanding of a retail business and technology landscape, and how to maximise the value that commercial products can and will add. 
  • Clear understanding of Agile delivery and modern engineering team practices. 
  • Knowledge of product development principles and methodologies. 
  • Demonstrate great value behaviours and a growth mindset coupled with drive, determination, and desire. 
  • Judgement to make sometimes difficult and complex decisions at pace - comfortable dealing with ambiguous situations and helping drive toward clarity. 
  • An ability to creatively solve problems and enthusiasm for delivering change through people and technology. 
  • A high level of team contribution, seeking opportunities to provide input and support across the team and outside core areas of focus - a role model effective collaboration. 


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