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Food Manager

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Hereford
  • 6d left


  • There’s lots to achieve. Here’s how you’ll know you’re developing:
  • You’re supporting the Lead Food Manager to deliver improved customer and retail outcomes in your are
  • You’ll work closely with another Food Manager, sharing ideas and identifying ways to improve things, and provide a brilliant handover from each shift to the next
  • You’re confident being direct with your team – you’re giving honest feedback, early and often
  • You’ve learned how to help your team to put themselves in the customers’ shoes, taking genuine pride in how we deliver a better service
  • You’re increasingly making decisions at pace and comfortable not knowing all the answers
  • About you:
  • We’re open minded about your career trajectory. You’re probably already managing or supervising people in a similarly fast-paced setting and confident to deal with the many different challenges each day throws up – your team are depending on you!
  • You’ll need to share Sainsbury’s love of technology. We’re ahead of the curve here – we do as much as we can digitally – from stock management to rotas.
  • What matters most is you – you’re motivated to develop, dedicated to bringing out the best in others and, like all of us, passionate about customer service. After all, that’s what our stores are all about.


  • Our purpose is that driven by our passion for food, together we serve and help every customer.
  • Food sets the standard for the rest of the store – getting it right means our customers choose to return again and again so it’s critical that grocery, fresh and produce are always available and looking their best. Your leadership will deliver throughout the day, every day. Reporting into our Lead Food Manager, your job is focused on operational in-store management, ensuring that your area is running smoothly, day in, day out.
  • There’s an emphasis on managing a medium to large instore team – assigning tasks and planning breaks, creating rotas, addressing performance issues both sensitively and effectively, and helping with recruitment. You’ll be a visible leader on the shop floor, a role model who drives training and creates a team where everyone feels welcome, and colleagues feel safe to challenge the way things are done.

Lend a hand, lead an industry, break the mould. Become the best you that you can be, in a role you enjoy.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Sainsbury's is one of the UK's leading supermarket chains, offering a wide range of groceries, household essentials, clothing, and other products both in-store and online. With a focus on quality, affordability, and convenience, Sainsbury's serves millions of customers across the country through its network of stores, online shopping platform, and delivery services. Committed to sustainability and social responsibility, Sainsbury's strives to reduce its environmental impact, support local communities, and promote healthier living choices among its customers.


  • Colleague discount card

    4 weeks into your role, you’re eligible for a handy 10% off your shop. That’s every time you spend with Sainsbury’s, Argos or Habitat, in store and online. And you can nominate a second user for your card, be that your mother, brother or significant other (as long as you live at the same address).

  • Annual bonus scheme

    While our bonus schemes vary across different sites and roles, they all share the same feel-good factor. Good to know.

  • Pensions

    Planning for your future? So are we. We’ll automatically enroll you onto our pension scheme. And we’ll give you free life cover, equating to a year’s pay. If you choose to pay more with Step Up contributions, then your pension and life cover increases.

  • Holidays

    Whilst holiday allowances vary across roles, we offer a paid holiday entitlement that grows as your career does.

  • Love it

    Enjoy group outings and fun activities? The you’ll love “love it!”. Love it is the home for hundreds of exclusive discounts and savings at over a thousand retailers, including restaurants, cinemas and retail stores. What’s not to love?

  • Awards for long service

    We owe so much to our long-serving colleagues. That’s why we’re all about rewarding their continuous service and celebrating their key milestones. Just the way it should be.