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Food Promotions Planner

Purchasing - Buying


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

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Experienced Hires

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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.


We are seeking a detail-oriented, analytical Food Promotions Planner to join our Purchasing Food Promotions team. The Food Promotions Planner will be responsible for the planning of timings, duration, frequency and quantities of weekly, monthly and seasonal promotions of branded and own label products. We are looking for someone who has excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills. The Food Promotions Planner will report directly to the Food Promotions Senior Planner.

What you'll do

  • Be responsible for delivering upon the KPI targets of the specific area: Turnover, Volume & Net Profit
  • Attending international trade fairs to choose product ranges for upcoming promotional activity
  • Liaising with the buying teams in Ireland, the UK and Germany to grow and optimise the available product range
  • Planning and implementing best in class Campaigns and Seasonal Themes
  • Planning and monitoring promotional costings and budgets
  • Ensuring effective market research is carried out, so that our pricing continues to be competitive but also profitable
  • Working in conjunction with our Advertising and Communications departments to outline the items to appear in the leaflet, press, online and on social media
  • Regularly communicating with our warehouses and our suppliers to ensure that our products are delivered to our stores in a timely manner
  • Regularly monitoring the performance and sell-through of all promotional items
  • Deciding the correct course of action to improve sell-through, such as price reductions, stock transfers or store placements

What you'll need

  • Exceptional organisational, analytical and data management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Confident, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Aptitude for Technical Systems 
  • Proficient in MS office (in particular Excel)
  • German is an advantage but not essential

What you'll receive

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


  • €49,500 rising to €63,000 after 3 years
  • 20 days holidays per annum rising to 25 days after two years
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Company pension after one year of service
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Modern office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week
  • 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.