Our buyers are polished negotiators, skilled relationship builders and expert all-round retailers. We will make the most of your commercial potential and transform you into a future leader.
Our Buyers influence every aspect of our range: from which products we sell, to their look, their price – and the profit. They’re integral to our business. You will be too in this role, as you get to know the ins and outs of one of our most varied and influential areas.
In your first year you will learn all there is to know about retail operations in one of our regional distribution centres, before joining the head office team to begin your specialist training. Once up to scratch you’ll go international, spending up to three months within a Lidl buying team in another country.
Year two will be about specialising and honing your talents in negotiating and competitor analysis as you manage your own product area, daily developing hands-on operational and managerial abilities.
You’ll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and test your commercial skills to the limit. That said, it’s a huge career opportunity – who knows what’s next?
It goes without saying you’re ambitious, driven, confident, commercially focused and passionate about relationship building. German language skills would also be a bonus.
Beyond that, you’ll need:
We aren't your typical supermarket. We're an international phenomenon with a do-it-different, keep-it-simple, make-it-better approach to Retail.
This is big business. With operations in 27 countries, we have more than 10,000 stores and 135 retail distribution centres. This includes more than 630 stores in the UK and there’s an impressive schedule of new store and warehouse openings planned for the next few years.
Carefully structured training and development programmes take the raw potential of ambitious and eager graduates and undergraduates, transforming them into high-performing, polished Retail professionals capable of running the business.
To achieve this level of success and customer loyalty takes a special kind of culture. We have invested heavily in creating an environment in which people can thrive. Everyone chips in and pulls their weight.
The more effort people make, the more they’ll get back in return. In fact, nearly all of our senior professionals started out in-store, successfully developing careers in Sales, Property, Supply Chain, Logistics and Head Office positions.
You won’t find any learn-by-numbers, yawn-inducing, dull-as-dishwater graduate opportunities at Lidl. Our do-it-different, keep-it-simple, make-it better approach to what we do has helped us get to the top.
Lidl can offer you impressive opportunities to travel internationally too: combine this with an excellent rewards package and you can see why this is one of the most exciting opportunities on the market.
It's all about your team. There's a real camaraderie and everyone wants to help each other out.