Defying pure retail.

It is normally assumed that John Lewis careers and Waitrose careers are all strictly retail. But actually, when it comes to the people who drive our employee owned business from behind the scenes, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Naturally, we want our valued Partners to be passionate about retail, but equally, we want those who can use their commercial acumen to broaden our outlook. To challenge where we’ve come from. To envisage where our future might lie. To use their past experiences to help keep us distinct. Memorable. Forward-thinking.

Join us and you could be part of a talented group that’s daring to evolve the face of retail.

Where is the John Lewis & Waitrose Head Office?

Our John Lewis & Partners Head Office is in Victoria, London and our Waitrose & Partners Head Office is based in Bracknell, Berkshire. Partners who work across both brands can work between London and Bracknell.

Discover John Lewis Head Office jobs here.  Discover Waitrose Head Office jobs here.

Working together wherever it makes sense.

As a business, we share a lot of common goals and business objectives. So where this is the case, we share resources to bring about greater business benefit. We have the luxury of having many teams that can work effectively across both Waitrose and John Lewis brands.

Yet there are some things that Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners need to do differently. After all, they sell different things – and the one thing we’re not prepared to do is compromise when the quality of our products and our customers’ happiness is at stake.

At this point, we separate our Waitrose Head Office jobs and John Lewis Head Office jobs (although we expect them to talk, share learnings and inspire each other along the way – we’re a Partnership after all).

But wherever you join, you’ll find you’ll be working with a group of like-minded and talented people, with their sights firmly set on success. Because as Partners, they know that when the business succeeds, so do we all.

Variety is the spice of life.

By now you’ll have seen there’s a lot more to the John Lewis Partnership than meets the eye. If you have a genuine desire to work in retail, bring us your expertise and we’ll help you make the most of your skills – whether that’s for John Lewis & Partners, Waitrose & Partners, Partnership Services (our Shared Services division) or our Group division. You’d be surprised by the sheer variety of roles that lie within the Partnership.

A closer look at some Head Office roles

Procurement roles

The John Lewis Partnership is renowned for the products and services we provide – however to ensure that we can deliver, we need to buy. Our Procurement team step in to cover all purchases such as paper clips, Partner training and legal services. All crucial to the daily operations of the Partnership.

There are five core teams:

  • Marketing and Print procurement
  • Procurement Planning and Support
  • Professional Services procurement
  • Retail and Distribution procurement
  • Property procurement.

Discover more about our Procurement jobs here.

Digital roles

As the world digitalises, we like to ensure that we keep up with what our valued customers want from their favourite omni-channel retailer. Joining our digital team will see you work on exciting and innovative projects that we then deliver to our customers in the form of apps, web, instore services and more. Pursuing a digital career with John Lewis Partnership can see you take on roles such as: Product Owners & Managers, UX & UI Designers and Product Engineers.

Find more Digital jobs here.

Marketing roles

Our brand is recognisable throughout the United Kingdom and the wider world however this would not be possible if it was not for our creative marketing teams based in our Head Offices. As an omni-channel retailer, we can be found on multiple platforms such as press advertising, TV and radio, social media and more to ensure that our products and services reach those that want them.

Discover our range of Marketing jobs here.

Finance roles

Our Head Office is home to our market leading, award winning Finance teams crucial to the support of the business. They do this by offering valuable insight, rigorous control of our finances and providing our business leaders with accurate data to make decisions. As the company is co-owned by our Partners, there is a need to look after the numbers and company’s financial health for everyone’s personal and business interest.

Discover more about our Waitrose & John Lewis Finance jobs here.

Check out our John Lewis jobs & Waitrose jobs below

Within these pages, we will walk you through some of our core departments, but we only have room to give you an insight as to what it’s like to be a Partner here. What’s certain is that like our business, opportunities are created within the Partnership all the time. And as we post new positions on a daily basis, please make sure you regularly check our Search Jobs and Apply Page. Or, to make sure you don’t miss out, you could always sign up for our job alerts which will let you know when a new job goes live.