Trainee Buying Manager - full-time - Wimbledon

Recruiter
Lidl UK
Location
Wimbledon Park, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
17 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Nov 2018
Function
Buying
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Trainee Buying Manager - full-time - Wimbledon

Our Buying department is at the forefront of our success. Not only is it one of our largest and fastest expanding departments, it influences every product in every store. From the way a product tastes to how the packaging looks to the final retail price, it all starts here.

Wasting no time in making decisions every day…decisions that will impact on the success of each and every Lidl store in the UK, you will relish the challenge of negotiation, especially at high levels. Backed by training and support, your self-confidence will grow even further.

Thriving in a fast paced environment, and possessing real entrepreneurial flair, joining this dynamic and highly motivated department full of likeminded individuals could be the perfect opportunity for you!

What will you do?

What will you do?

  • Responsible for market observation and defining product ranges and qualities through conducting thorough Product Range Analysis
  • Preparing, conducting and maintaining negotiations and contracts with national suppliers
  • Defining and ongoing monitoring of product retail prices
  • Maintaining ongoing communication and relationship management with suppliers
  • Responsible for conception and implementation of category strategies
  • Ensuring full availability of the products in your categories in all listed regions
  • Managing the development of individual packaging and artwork for specified products
  • Managing and maintaining close working relationships with the International Buying department

 

What will you need?

What will you need?

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently within a high pressured environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A naturally analytical mind-set with plenty of common sense
  • Excellent standard of numeracy
  • Entrepreneurial flair with a talent for negotiating and networking at the highest levels
  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Highly computer literate
  • A high degree of adaptability
  • The confidence to make tough decisions
  • A strong team player
  • A 2:1 degree in any discipline (business preferred)
  • A full driving license
  • German not essential but preferred

 

What do we offer?

What do we offer?

  • Starting from £40,000 with the ability to earn up to £50,750 (dependent on experience)
  • Fully expensed company car including private mileage - Audi A4 or A3
  • 35 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
  • Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays,  home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Brilliant opportunities for quick progression to senior management and long term career prospects


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