Management Team

Our stores don't manage themselves

Every Tesco store is run like a business in its own right - a busy, fast-moving, high-achieving, high-rewards business full of people who are dedicated to providing great customer service. People who need great leadership if they're going to fulfil their potential.

Which is where you come in.

Flexibility is key

Our management teams ensure that our stores deliver to the crucial, customer-driven values that have made us such a success story today. It's a simple but challenging philosophy that unites every part of the business. We call it Every Little Helps, and our stores are at the very heart of it.

Because we're so customer-driven, our version of leadership doesn't involve sitting in an office issuing instructions all the time. You'll spend most of your time on the shop floor, seeing first-hand what makes your customers and colleagues tick.

And there are times when everyone mucks in, such as when preparing for our busy evenings. Quite literally the whole team work together to ensure the store is ready and every shelf is stocked. You'll be on hand to ensure it's all done as efficiently and speedily as possible - and if that means filling some shelves yourself then that's what you'll do.

Sometimes there's shift work and nights - we won't pretend otherwise - but everyone does their fair share and the experience you gain will pay dividends as your career develops.

Big store, little store

So what's it actually like managing a store? Every store has its own challenges. Big stores, for example, have a team of managers you'll need to direct. Smaller stores get by with much leaner teams - so everyone really needs to chip in.

A process that's far from routine

As you can imagine, no two minutes - let alone days - are the same in a Tesco store. However, that's not to say you'll struggle to find structure - in fact, we've got a very well defined way of working.

It's your job to make sure everyone is working in the right direction and towards the same goal. It's your job to inspire and lead people. Nothing's more important.

And the rewards? Huge. Tesco's a diverse business these days, with a wide range of trading activities, but our stores are still where the action is, driving our profits and our public profile.