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Purchasing Administration Internship

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

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Entry Level

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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.

During the Purchasing Administration Internship, you will receive structured, on-the-job training to enable you to acquire the essential skills needed to further develop both professionally and personally. Throughout your training you will be supported by your line manager and have regular meetings with the Internship Programme Manager. 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 critical thinking skills.

What you'll do

Purchasing 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!

The department has four areas 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 team is responsible for the contractual documents that kickstart our products in their ‘Lidl journey’

Master Data: responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of our live retail systems, master data ensures that all item, supplier and pricing information is available for business operations and our customers

Organisation & Projects: this team looks after all reporting and auditing requirements for commercial, as well as rolling out new, exciting projects on a national and international scale

Customs & Imports: managing all processes involved in the movement of goods from GB to IE/NI, the team works with internal and external experts within customs and logistics to ensure the efficient and cost-effective import of stock from GB


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 - €28,123 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