German Speaking Non Food Promotional Planning Manager

Lidl GB
London (Greater)
13 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
German Speaking Non Food Promotional Planning Manager - Wimbledon, South West London

Our Non Food Buying department is the team directly responsible for the success of all Non Food products sold in Lidl stores throughout the UK and this is your chance to be a part of it! As part of a truly unique opportunity, you'll be joining us as a Promotional Planning Manager (Consultant will be your internal job title) where you will train across all areas of the department. This means you'll learn about everything from the buying and ordering process through to planning and the logistics of Non Food products by working with our Supply Chain and Logistics teams. You will also be getting involved in supporting localised, active purchasing of general merchandise products - helping to find new suppliers, identify new products and looking at category management data.
This will be a very varied role and you'll have the chance to work on additional projects coming up throughout the year and will play a big part in supporting the Head of Non Food and the wider team.
If you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing commercial skills, work closely with some really exciting products and develop into a role with excellent ongoing learning potential this could be the perfect role for you!

What will you do?

•Spend time within a variety of areas in the department to gain a full understanding of non food at Lidl
•Be involved in the planning of new non food products
•Potential for quarterly travel to Lidl International Head Office in Germany to select products for future non food promotions
•Work with our local non food buying team to identify new product ranges, analyse category management data and help drive the category forward
•Make important decisions within the non food lifecycle
•Work on special projects within non food which will add value to the business
•Identifying problems and providing solutions
•Being part of the translation process of non-food product packaging and the advertising of non-food products.
•Liaising daily with various internal, external and international stakeholders

What will you need?

•Fluency in English and an advanced level of German is essential
•Previous experience in a commercial environment - experience within merchandising or as a Senior Buyer's Assistant would be highly advantageous
•A strong multi-tasker with excellent organisational skills
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment and someone who thrives on being busy
•A naturally analytical mind-set, with plenty of common sense
•Excellent attention to detail and the ability to spot errors
•Self-starter with the drive to shape their own role
•Intermediate level Excel skills would be highly advantageous, but this can be taught
•A passion for retail and products, as well as a deep interest in non food market

What do we offer?

•£40,000 - £52,000 per annum (subject to experience)
•10% London Weighting benefit (non-contractual) for employees working within the M25
•35 days holiday per annum (including Bank Holidays)
•A contributory pension scheme
•10% discount on Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
•Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
•Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
•Brilliant opportunities to take on more responsibility and long term career prospects

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