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Sainsbury’s announce massive job cuts in restructure of management

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Sainsbury's announce massive job cuts in restructure of management
Sainsbury’s is cutting thousands of management roles in its stores (Picture: Getty)

Sainsbury’s are set to axe thousands of management jobs in a major shake up of its structure.

The announcement comes after Tesco yesterday said it would be cutting hundreds of jobs to save £1 billion in the next five years.

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Sainsbury’s is slimming down its management roles in store and those affected will be given the choice of applying for the new roles, accept a more junior position or redundancy.

Simon Roberts, retail and operations director of Sainsbury’s, told the BBC: ‘We’re proposing a store management structure that will deliver best in class leadership and, in many cases, will offer an improved reward package for new management roles.

‘The proposals will introduce a more efficient and effective structure, designed to meet the challenges of today’s retail environment.

Sainsbury's announce massive job cuts in restructure of management
Sainsbury’s want a more efficient management structure in all its stores (Picture: Getty)

‘They will deliver cost savings to be invested in our customer offer and in our colleagues as they continue to provide the very best service for our customers.’

He added: ‘Our intention is not to reduce overall headcount as a result of these proposals.

‘I appreciate this will be a difficult time for those affected and we will fully support our people through these changes.’

Sainsbury’s is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the uk, with a 16.9% share of the market.

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