Vickie Gooch

Vickie Gooch

Vickie Gooch

Director of HR–Sainsbury’s Food, Sainsbury's

Vickie has worked for Sainsbury’s for 29 years, initially joining as a Retail Trainee Manager. Over the last 16 years, Vickie has developed her expertise within HR, including roles in Learning and Development, Organisational Development & Design, Project Management and HR Business Partnering.

For the last 3 years, Vickie has acted as Director of HR for Food, Logistics and our central functions which employ over 140,000 colleagues. During this period, Vickie has led the business through massive transformational change including moving to a new management structure in our stores, delivering new colleague contracts to 130,000 colleagues offering a market leading pay rate as well as developing a new service proposition for the group’s customers.

Vickie’s expertise includes large-scale restructuring and change programmes from initiation to implementation, design of performance & talent management processes and tools, colleague engagement and the delivery of development programmes.


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