Supermarket Sainsbury plans to cut 300 jobs at its support centers and outsource them to Accenture, with affected staff in London, Manchester and Ansty beginning consultations
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Supermarket Sainsbury’s is to eliminate 300 roles in its support centers and instead outsource the roles.
The plans will affect staff at the Manchester, Holborn in London and Ansty in Warwickshire headquarters.
Hundreds of employees who work in grocery, finance, staffing and human resources are there termination talks as Sainsbury’s outsources the roles to Accenture.
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “We are focused on our plans to put food back at the heart of Sainsbury’s.
“To do that, we’re becoming a simpler, more flexible and more efficient company so we can reinvest in what matters most to customers – low prices, exciting new products and convenience to shop.
“We are speaking to a small subset of our colleagues at the Store Support Center about some changes we are proposing to the way we work.
“Colleagues affected will enter into a consultation process and we will support them to the best of our ability.
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“This includes finding alternative roles within Sainsbury’s as well as providing independent support with employment opportunities elsewhere as part of a redundancy package that far exceeds legal requirements.”
Last month The Mirror reported that Sainsbury’s will close 200 of its stores this month, putting 2,000 jobs at risk.
The huge restructuring means just 67 cafes will remain open while the supermarket reviews its rollout plans.
The supermarket has already closed its fresh fish, cheese and meat counters in stores alongside Argos closures that saw around 3,500 job cuts.
As part of the major restructuring, Sainsbury’s will also “simplify” the way it runs its bakery counters in 54 stores from next month.
The measures are part of a broader transformation of the grocer’s food center.
The new concept, dubbed The Restaurant Hub, is already underway at his Selly Oak store in Birmingham.
This means many Sainsbury’s cafes across the UK will be replaced by chains like Starbucks and Gourmet Burger Kitchen in the coming months.
About 30 more Starbucks coffee shops will open in stores over the next year, a statement said.
Sainsbury’s already cut 1,150 jobs as part of a restructuring last March.
The move affected 500 employees across commercial operations, human resources, supply chain and logistics, technology, general merchandise and TU apparel.
Meanwhile, the chain’s headquarters in Holborn, central London, has been reduced by two floors.
The restructuring included the closure of the online fulfillment center at Bromley-by-Bow in east London – affecting a further 650 jobs.
The cuts followed Sainsbury’s 3,500 job cuts in November 2020.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/breaking-sainsburys-cut-more-300-26659140 Sainsbury wants to cut 300 more jobs just weeks after announcing a restructuring of the food hall