A career a Lidl less ordinary.

Sales Operations Manager

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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. 

Making sure a group of Lidl stores operates efficiently and generates maximum turnover is a big, big responsibility, so we make no apology for being highly selective in choosing the right person.

We are looking for up-for it, ahead-of-the-game, do-it-better retail professionals who have gained proven experience in a similar role. Experience, though, doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all before and that you can do the job standing on your head. It means you’ve learned the value of fresh ideas and have developed a passion for people management. It’s about strategic-thinking, bar-raising, problem-solving managers who can inspire everyone to be high achievers. If you’ve got it, you’ll get loads back, fast-tracked with a great package and every opportunity to develop your management abilities in a visible role with a keep-it-simple, fast-growing, retail-changing business.

Please note that your application will include 3 exercises, designed to provide us with a more in-depth understanding of you as a potential future leader with team Lidl. To find out more and even conduct a practice exercise, please feel free to visit the following website: http://getstarted.cut-e.com.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Your Tasks

Management of a district with line manager responsibility for all Store Managers within your district

Ensuring a positive and motivated work environment and smooth, effective and efficient collaboration

Developing, supporting and coaching of Store Managers within your district

Analysing and optimising stock movements

Completing district tours with the Sales Executive

Completing regular cash management checks

Supporting projects through analysis and provision of feedback

Overseeing store refurbishments, new openings and re-openings

Creating and implementing annual business plans for your district

Planning KPIs and store staffing structure for your district

Supporting the implementation of the company strategy in your district

Preparing for and participating in Area Manager meetings


Your Profile

You have or expect to attain a minimum of a 2.1 degree in any discipline, or a minimum of three years management experience
Excellent communication, planning, organisation and analytical skills
A full clean driving licence
Organised, flexible, motivated and a hard-working leader
Previous experience in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to motivate and lead a team
Strong interest in developing a career in retail


We Offer

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

€69,875* starting salary for a Trainee Area Manager
€79,550 rising up to €107,500 within 4 years
25 days holiday per annum
Company pension after 6 months
Circle K available for all employees
Maternity & Paternity Leave top up, Marriage leave, Employee Assistance Programme
Bike to Work Scheme
Private employee medical insurance
Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
A fully expensed company car

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.

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