Marks & Spencer Takes Hiring Tech Innovators to the Next Level

Power Retail By Power Retail | 09 Aug 2021

Marks & Spencer is embracing the digital age by hiring more than 70 software engineers in an effort to ease the load of its rapidly developing online strategy.

The retailer is also investing in a bespoke careers site that’s dedicated to finding the best candidates in the tech industry – M&OS.

“At M&S Tech, we’re working to establish ourselves as a destination for the very best tech practitioners around,” said Mike Yorwerth, the CTO at M&S. “Our team is based on the principles of creative thinking, innovation and, above all, trying something different – and that’s what our bespoke M&OS site is all about.”

Hiring the 70 new tech and digital positions puts “responsibility for our digital transformation in the hands of some seriously inspiring software engineers – which makes me really excited for the future of M&S Tech,” Yorwerth continued.

The site describes itself as a “commitment to empowered engineering and omnipresent product-thinking. We’re putting our digital transformation in the hands of some seriously inspiring software engineers, trusting their judgement, creativity and ability to surprise us.”

via M&OS

M&S’ site is dedicated to finding the best in tech | via M&OS

The site showcases some of the technology currently deployed by the retailer, thus giving potential employees the opportunity to apply for new jobs.

In 2018, M&S shared that it was ‘well behind’ its competitors in the digital space, and has since worked tooth and nail to catch up in the digital age. In its FY21 results, the retailer reported a 53.9 percent increase in its online sales.

In another development of its digital strategy, the British retailer has enlisted digital marketing group, Incubeta, for a wide range of digital advertising. “We’re looking forward to seeing the added value and efficiencies they can bring … to help us deliver our transformation goals of turbocharging our performance across M&S.com,” said Olivia O’Neill, the Senior Paid Media Manager at M&S.

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