A career a Lidl less ordinary.

Business Administration Management Trainee (18 Months Fixed Term)

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Head Office {amount} km
Main Road Tallaght
D24 PW612 Dublin 24

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Experienced Hires
Finance, Accounting & Tax

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With over 6,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

Career development and training are of major importance to us. All employees are provided with the training and support they need to reach their full potential and to progress within the company. Structured, on-the-job training is the foundation of our training concept, giving our employees the opportunity for further development both professionally and personally. At Lidl we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people.

The Business Administration – Management Trainee Programme offers exceptionally driven, bi-lingual professionals and graduates a unique opportunity to complete a bespoke development programme that fits your qualifications, experience and career ambitions. Business Administration underpins our company’s success and with exposure to various essential business functions like Internal Audit, Legal & Compliance, Management Accounting and Finance & Accounting over an 18-month period, this development programme will enable you to acquire the essential skills required to fast track your managerial career.

What you'll do

Internal Audit:

Internal Audit ensure all areas of our business adhere to defined company processes & procedures. It assures that Lidl remain compliant and all potential business risks are protected against. You will conduct independent and objective assessments of Operational, Administrative, Commercial, Central Service & HR business functions. Internal Audit will accelerate your operational and business procedural knowledge while also establishing cross functional working relationships with senior stakeholders.

Legal & Compliance:

The Legal & Compliance department offer legal services and advice to the business. They support contract services, legislation impact reviews, data protection, anti-fraud / anti-corruption and competition law oversight for the entire business.
L&C also manage the investigation and defence of insurance incidents and claims.  Engaging with an expert panel of external medical consultants and engineers, L&C are also responsible for mitigating business exposure to insurance costs.

Management Accounting:

Management Accounting play a pivotal role within the business. The controlling, analysis & planning of all core business financials & KPIs is the basis for informed strategic decision making. Business Reporting & Insights, Cost Management, Margin & Profitability Analysis are some of the core responsibilities of Management Accounting. Exposure to these functions during the programme supports your “big picture” mindset while also understanding how business performance is practically measured and controlled.

 Finance & Accounting:

The Finance & Accounting Department is responsible for processing and managing the finances of the company.  They control cash & treasury management, bank reconciliations, timely payments to creditors and collections from debtors. F&A prepare financial statements on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, in line with Lidl accounting procedures.

What you'll need

  • German language is essential
  • Third-level degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation and drive
  • Ability to work autonomously under pressure
  • Full clean driver’s licence is required

What you'll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • €46,494 salary per annum pro rata
  • Company car
  • 20 days holidays per annum pro rata
  • International travel and training
  • Career mentorship from a company director
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Bespoke development programme based on current skills and career goals
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • A vast array of training opportunities from our in-house training catalogue
  • Dynamic work environment
  • New office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week