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Trainee Buyer Programme

Join our Trainee Buyer Programme and you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark on our range while helping deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl! As part of the Trainee Buyer Programme in this fast-paced and exciting area of our business, you will be given a structured and comprehensive training plan which will enable you to develop the skills required in order to assist in the development and management of product categories through detailed market and consumer behaviour analysis. This will involve continuously sourcing new suppliers, promoting product innovation and ensuring a top-quality offering at the lowest possible price for our customers.
You can expect a friendly and dynamic environment where you’ll gain experience in the development and management of our product categories. We know our people are our greatest asset and that’s why you can look forward to a generous starting salary of €42,500, private medical insurance, and a host of other great benefits. It’s a Lidl thing!

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 
  • 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

What you'll need

  • Fluent German is an advantage
  • Third-level degree is essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivated and drive
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Full driving licence is essential

What you'll receive

  • €42,500 salary per annum pro rata 
  • 20 days holidays per annum pro rata 
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Dynamic work environment
  • A vast array of training opportunities from our in-house training catalogue
  • Bespoke training plan depending on current skills
  • Modern office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week

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