Functional Areas & Their Main Purposes
Human Resources will be involved in arranging staff training activities and supporting the continuous professional development of all staff. Interaction of Functional Areas Sainsbury’s Departments Pharmacy Manager This will mean using knowledge to provide customers with professional healthcare advice, as well as leading, coaching, developing and motivating your own team of pharmacists and pharmacy assistants. As well as pharmaceutical knowledge, you’ll need to be able to get the best out of people in a busy, fast moving environment where they are expected to cope with a huge variety of customer issues.
Convenience Operations Manager This will include, working closely to support one of the stores managers in enhancing performance, success and customer services. In addition they will need to stand in for the store manager when needed and be involved in every feature of the stores running. You will need to have good people skills, as you will need to build strong relationships and come up with new ways to increase sales and profit. Deputy Store Manager This means having a close partnership with the store manager to help provide an improved shopping experience for the customers.
They will also be involved in acting as a central in everything, from providing leadership and coaching to managers and colleagues, to reviewing in-store procedures and activity day by day. They will need to be experienced and have good customer focus, whilst also having excellent leadership skills and being able to adapt to managing talent and being able to apply new ideas that will produce real results for everyone. HR Manager Helps to create the stores environment that is an equally great place to work and shop. They will also need to support the store manager in making the right people decisions by the use of a strict action plan.
They need to respond to the needs of front-line staff on the shop floor. In addition they need to have strong leadership skills and will need to be able to adapt to managing talent and applying new ideas that will produce real outcomes for everyone Finance The Finance function has been separated into two teams; the first deals with payment transactions and invoicing – an extraordinarily demanding team, that makes fundamental administrative contributions. The second, including Treasury and Audit, looks after business-wide operational and well-planned finance issues and is responsible for looking at the financial ‘big picture’ for Sainsbury’s.
Central Retail The division aids the supermarkets, to make them as profitable as possible. There are a range of teams within the division; Profit Protection is in charge of preventing fraud and shoplifting. The Risk and Commercial team looks at the methods that could reduce the risks to the business, whilst Planning and Response puts plans in place to respond to seasonal demand and special occasions e. g. starting to think of Christmas offers before the summer holidays. The Simple Processes team is responsible for improving efficiency and eliminating duplication, thus making large savings
Administration ; Executive Support They are a critical part of the business that supports the vision to make Sainsbury’s Great Again. They aspire to offer services to customers by doing their best at all times. This team also provides a range of administrative and secretarial support to teams across the business; to maintain the business running smoothly. HR The HR team are in charge of recruiting, developing and rewarding the staff at Sainsbury’s, this gives them a central role in aiding Sainsbury’s to achieve their goals.