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Senior Buyer

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Location

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

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Management Experience
Purchasing

Reference nr.

285831

Apply until

12.02.2023

Summary

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.

Innovation is key. As we grow and attract more customers, we need to meet their needs on range, quality, price, and sustainability. That all starts with our buying department.

In this fast-paced and exciting area of our business, you will be given the responsibility to develop and manage product categories through detailed market and consumer behaviour analysis.

Our buyers bring the most exciting products to our shelves and help us deliver great value to customers.

What you'll do

  • Completing regular competitor and assortment analysis and product group comparisons
  • Tasting and conducting quality checks in consultation with the Quality Assurance department
  • Negotiating and building relationships with national and international suppliers with an emphasis on local sourcing
  • Working in collaboration with other related departments such as Social Media, Marketing and Promotional Planning to help manage and drive our product categories
  • Setting and reviewing retail prices on a regular basis
  • Personnel responsibilities within the buying area
  • Recruiting and developing team members
  • Playing a key role in target setting and KPI management

What you'll need

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in buying / food & beverage industry is required
  • Category management experience is beneficial
  • Fluent German is an advantage
  • Third-level degree is essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Food Science knowledge is an advantage
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident, motivated and can work independently
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Driving licence is essential

What you'll receive

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

  • €65,000 rising to €85,000 over 5 years
  • Company car (optional)
  • 25 days holidays per annum
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Company pension after six months 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
  • New office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week