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Commercial Administration Internship

Purchasing - Buying

Location

Head Office {amount} km
Main Road Tallaght
D24 PW6K Dublin 24

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Entry Level
Purchasing

Reference nr.

398672

Apply until

01.05.2024

Summary

From our Head Office to the shop floor and everywhere in between our primary goal is to create and deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl.

With over 7,000 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.

At Lidl, we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people. Structured, on-the-job training is the foundation of our approach to training, giving all our employees the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally.

As an intern joining our business, we know you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. Whilst on the programme, you will receive a bespoke training plan designed around your career path and current skills to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl. You will spend some time in our stores to gain a thorough understanding of the key business areas. The programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy both personal and professional development through on-the-job training and a blended learning approach.

Throughout your training, you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business. They will assist you through solid hands-on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn the business from the ground up, our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Think you have what it takes to join the Lidl team?

What you'll do

Commercial Administration underpins our commercial success. In this department, you follow the product lifecycle, work at the forefront of complex operational processes and ensure the right product information makes its way efficiently across the business to all key stakeholders. In this role, you will work very closely with colleagues across our global Lidl network and bi-lingual system infrastructure, so fluent German is essential!

Commercial Administration is made up of four departments and depending on the duration of the placement, you will be immersed in at least 2 of these business areas:

Contract Administration: working closely with our buyers and suppliers, this department is responsible for the contractual agreements that put our products on their 'Lidl Journey' to our store shelves.

This department is responsible for the initial setup of our constantly growing range of nationally bought products - not just for our Irish stores but for many other Lidl countries. We collaborate with many different departments such as Buying, Master Data, Orga, Legal & Compliance, to name a few, to ensure that the right products go on sale at the right time.

Master Data: this department is a service provider to the Commercial Department, offering operational expertise and services which have a direct impact on the Lidl store network.

This department is responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of our live retail systems which includes Electronic Shelf Labelling, retail and invoice pricing and product/supplier data. Master Data ensures that all item, supplier, and pricing information is communicated accurately to all relevant business stakeholders and to our customers.

Organisation & Projects: this department looks after all reporting and auditing requirements for Commercial, as well as rolling out new, exciting projects on a national and international scale. We work in tandem with our Goods Accounting team to support on supplier invoicing queries & operationally support in departmental efficiency opportunities. 

Customs & Imports: managing all processes involved in the movement of goods from GB to IE/NI. This department works with internal and external experts within customs and logistics to ensure the efficient and cost-effective import of stock from GB. We liaise with Government bodies to ensure Lidl are compliant and advise the wider business on this ever-changing area.

 

What you'll need

  • German language is essential
  • An expected or attained 2.1 Honours Level 8 degree
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously under pressure
  • Eager to learn and work with various departments

What you'll receive

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

  • Paid internship - €30,000 per annum on a pro rata basis
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Bespoke development programme and training plan
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Career mentorship from your line manager and internship programme manager
  • Opportunity for further career development following successful internship
  • New office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Mobile and broadband discounts with Three network


Lidl is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements, we will ensure any reasonable accommodations are implemented as part of the recruitment and selection process. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religious belief, political opinion or membership of the traveller community.