Junior Buying Manager Programme

Based in Wimbledon, South West London

Lidl buyers are polished negotiators, skilled relationship builders and expert all-round retailers. Our programme has been designed to make the most of your commercial potential and transform you into a future leader of our business.

Buying is one of the biggest, fastest-growing areas of our business. This is your chance to learn all about it – from the ground up – over the course of our two-year programme.

You’ll start by learning how our UK operations work – from stores and regional distribution centres right through to supply chain. Next, you’ll shadow one of our Buying Managers, as you support them in managing and developing their category. Year one rounds off with an international assignment in one of our international buying departments followed by in-depth department training. This will cement your experience to date and prepare you for year two.

This is where your specialist training begins in earnest. You’ll take responsibility for an entire product category or part category. We’ll give you comprehensive training in managing your own product area. So expect to become an expert in everything from price negotiation to competitor analysis.

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