Junior Buying Manager Programme

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Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£36,000
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As an exceptional graduate, you will join our Junior Buying Manager Programme which is a structured training programme, providing you with the skills and experiences to develop into a competent Buying Manager in the future. 

 

Responsibilities

  • You begin your journey in one of our operational regions spread throughout the UK to develop your operational understanding of our stores, regional distribution centres and overall supply chain.
  • After this, you will join the buying department in head office where you will begin your training with an experienced Buying Manager.
  • Your role will be to support the Buying Manager in the management of their product categories, helping to drive success and category development. 
  • In this role you will understand and learn what it takes to be a successful Buying Manager, alongside developing your operational and management skills for your future role within the Buying team.
  • Additionally, as part of your training programme there will be an opportunity for you to work within an international buying department in another Lidl country. This will provide you with an all-encompassing buying experience and place you firmly within the international buying network of Lidl. 
  • After you have returned from your international experience you will continue your in-depth category training with one of our experienced Buying Managers.
  • If you show us that you have what takes, your next step would be to take on more responsibility in a specialist area of Buying, and even take on your own product category.

About You

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree (obtained or predicted)
  • Full UK clean driving license
  • Fluent in English is essential
  • German language is preferred but not essential
  • Highly commercially focused with strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and self confidence
  • Extremely organised with plenty of common sense
  • You must be able to thrive under pressure in a fast-moving environment.
  • If you are dynamic, have entrepreneurial flair, an eye for detail, genuine management ambitions and the confidence to thrive in a fast paced environment, this could be the perfect 

Benefits

  • A salary of £36,000 per annum pro rata
  • Fully expensed company car (optional)
  • 35 days’ holiday (pro rata) per year
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 10% store discount
  • Access to Team Lidl Rewards (National Partnership Discounts)

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