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Aldi UK Jobs – National Buying Assistant

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Working closely with your Buying Director, you’ll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the very best deals.

Our buying teams – if it’s possible – have to move even quicker than the rest of the business. And they have to keep ahead of our customers too: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. You’ll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle, from putting together tender documents and crunching numbers, to preparing samples and reviewing market data. The proposals start with you.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we’re doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we’re opening new stores at lightning speed. And to keep on top of that wave, our buying teams have to do something pretty special to keep our customers coming back for more.

As a National Buying Assistant for our Cereal and Hot Oats category, you’ll play an incredibly important role in the whole Buying process. Working closely with a Buying Director, you’ll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the best deals.

That involves keeping up communication with suppliers and people across the Aldi business and making sure that every tender process is managed effectively. From ensuring we have great working relationships with our suppliers, to crunching the numbers and putting tender documents and contracts together, you’ll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle

If you’re a hardworking individual that’s ready to kick-start your career with an award-winning employer, apply to join #TeamAldi today!

Your New Role:

  • Fully responsible for managing Suppliers on every operational aspect
  • Manage the efficient and accurate flow of communication both internally and externally
  • Actively manage their area of responsibility through driving innovation and change
  • Understand complex POS/financial data and be able to analyse this on Excel
  • Display ownership for the category, namely; issues, innovation, idea generation
  • Ensures that all manual and computerised bulletin procedures and files are accurate and up to date at all times, including CBIS and Point of Sale information
  • Manages all due diligence, advertising, and related issues for new products/specials from the point of order placement to bulletin issue
  • Manages the Buying Director’s diary and is aware of their movements
  • Carries out general administration, word processing, data entry and filing
  • Ensures that a polite and professional manner is maintained in all internal / external communications
  • Contributes positively and constructively to the Buying Team

About You:

  • A Levels or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a Buying role
  • Strong Microsoft skills required (excel, word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to lead and manage suppliers
  • Good ability to build & maintain relationships
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Self-starter – must be productive with minimal direction
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and cross functional environment with exceptional levels of organisation and time management
  • Excellent visual design sense regarding clear and accurate presentation of data
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Focused on delivering solutions

What You’ll Get in Return:

  • Salary: £33,035 rising to £38,520
  • 5-day/40-hour week, working Monday- Friday, with the opportunity for remote working 2 days per week.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
  • In office flexi-time.
  • Full training provided.
  • Pension scheme
  • Private employee medical insurance after 4 years.
  • Company sick pay scheme.
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay after 2 years.
  • Access to a free, 24/7, confidential virtual GP service for all Aldi Colleagues and their children (under the age of 16)
  • Long service rewards.
  • A variety of Aldi Perks including bike to work scheme, discounted gym passes, accommodation, travel, cinema and family day out tickets.

If you’re looking for a career that gives you the chance to make a real difference, apply today!

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