Jobs at risk at Tesco

Date published: 23 January 2018

Jobs are at risk as Tesco has announced plans to remove several roles from stores.

It is not known exactly which branches will be affected by the move.

The supermarket giant, which has ten stores in Rochdale, will be removing the role of People Manager and Compliance Manager from large stores and fulfilment centres in the UK, ‘to simplify its operational structures to improve efficiency and give line managers clearer accountability for colleague and customer experience.’

The removal of People Managers will impact 757 large stores, including all Extra and Superstores as well as some larger Metro stores, and seven fulfilment centres.

The removal of Compliance Managers will impact 667 large stores and seven fulfilment centres.

The removal of Customer Experience Manager will affect only the largest 226 Extra stores, giving line managers more direct accountability for customer service, in line with all other Tesco stores.

The changes will affect 1,700 colleagues who will be supported to find alternative roles within the business wherever possible.

As a result of these changes, 900 new roles with broader remits will be created as People Partners, Learning Partners and Colleague Relations Partners working across multiple sites throughout distribution, stores and fulfilment. As part of this a new Colleague Administration role will also be created to support management teams in each large store and fulfilment centre.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO, said: "These changes remove complexity and will deliver a simpler, more helpful experience for colleagues and customers. We recognise these are difficult changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future.

“Our priority now is to support affected colleagues through these changes in any way we can. We hope to retain as many colleagues as possible in the new roles we have created and in the vacancies we currently have available.”

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