Tesco to slash 800 in-store jobs in junior management shake-up

Lloyd Doyle
January 22, 2018

More than 10,000 jobs have been cut at Tesco under chief executive Dave Lewis, who is guiding Tesco through a turnaround effort following an accounting scandal in 2014.

The UK's biggest supermarket chain said it wouldremove people managers, who handle recruitment and other personnel matters, compliance managers responsible for health & safety, and customer experience managers, who oversee service in 226 of Tesco's largest stores.

"We recognize these are hard changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future", said Matt Davies, Tesco's United Kingdom and Ireland CEO.

Tesco say the 1,700 colleagues affected by the move will be supported to find alternative roles within the business.

It added that 900 new roles, with broader remits, will be created as people partners, learning partners and colleague relations partners, working across multiple sites.

He added: "We recognise these are hard changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future".


In addition, the job of customer experience manager will be scrapped in 266 Tesco Extra stores.

"Our priority now is to support affected colleagues through these changes in any way we can".

Last year Tesco axed 2,300 jobs at its United Kingdom call centre and head office as part of a cost-cutting initiative.

That was reflected in its Christmas trading figures which showed like-for-like sales rising 1.9% in the six weeks to 6 January, with food up 3.4% on the same period previous year.

The move marks the latest in a string of job cuts at the supermarket, which already axed hundreds of jobs past year.

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