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Application Engineer - Food Retail

Co-op - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Circa £34,000
Published on
8 July 2024
16 July 2024

Application Engineer – Food Retail
Circa £34,000 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A)
Manchester city centre (hybrid working)

We’re looking for an Application Engineer to join our wider Digital Technology & Data team at Co-op to provide technical support for food store refits and new store launches. In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – spending a minimum of three days each week working from the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

As an Application Engineer at Co-op, we’ll look to you to collaborate with a variety of teams across the business, such as property, to make sure our stores are equipped with the IT systems and hardware they need to create a great in-store experience for our customers and member-owners.

What you’ll do

  • Promote adherence to our application strategy and best practice
  • Deliver application designs, building and implementing activities across a variety of programmes and projects across
  • Learn and work with IT EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale)
  • Plan and complete project handover activities to the relevant service and support teams
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external partners
  • Identify and explore opportunities to continuously improve our service

This role would suit people who have

  • Strong IT skills, with the ability to use Microsoft Office packages and learn new technologies
  • A good understanding of software enhancements and support improvements
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Good relationship-building skills, with the ability to influence and challenge people inclusively

Why Co-op?

As a Co-op colleague, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • Private healthcare
  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

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