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Junior Buying Manager

  • UK, Europe
  • £36,000 salary per annum

Junior Buying Manager - Location - Wimbledon

At a glance

  • Two-year buying graduate programme
  • International training
  • £36,000 salary per annum
  • Company car
  • 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 10% in-store discount
  • Private medical insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme

The detail

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?

What you’ll need

It goes without saying you’re ambitious, driven, confident, commercially focused and passionate about relationship building. German language skills would be a bonus. 

Beyond that, you’ll need:

  • to have a degree in any discipline by September 2018 
  • a full UK/EU driving licence by September 2018
  • to live- or be able to relocate -within an hour’s commute of the UK head office in Wimbledon, London
  • Are legally entitled to work full time in the UK

Deadline for applications: 9th February 2018

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