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Regional support roles

A number of specialised field-based support functions within The Co-operative Food support our store operations. Vitally important to the efficient running of our store network, these regional support roles include areas such as Human Resources, Training, Loss Prevention, Health and Safety and Diligence. Find out more about a selection of these roles below.

Regional Human Resources

There are 3 tiers of roles within our regional HR teams: HR Business Partners, Regional HR Managers and HR Managers.  Whilst these roles vary in terms of hands-on delivery and strategic planning, they all involve working in partnership with regional operational management in order to deliver the business objectives. These diverse and highly autonomous roles will allow you to utilise a wide range of generalist HR skills and knowledge including coaching, talent planning, performance management and management development. As part of one of our regional HR teams you will be responsible for ensuring that people are put at the heart of all commercial decisions the business makes. 

Regional Training

Our field-based Training team is made up of Regional Training Managers, Training Team Leaders and Operations Trainers, who deliver a suite of blended behavioural learning and technical training offers to support our in-store colleagues.

Business Loss

Our Business Loss Managers partner regional operational management to identify and minimise loss to the business. These proactive roles involve everything from educating store and field teams with regards to loss prevention, to coaching management to become more risk-aware. A key part of the role involves process engineering within the store and support centre environments and they are responsible for co-ordinating business loss performance improvement activities, such as the delivery of targeted reductions in loss and crime, providing specialist advice and implementing loss reduction initiatives.