A career a Lidl less ordinary.

Sales Operations Manager – SOM_NIE

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Experience Level

Management Experience

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

Drive sales through ensuring exceptional store standards
Implement all new store procedures and sales initiatives
Optimise availability
Build relationships to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the business
Monitor and control operational costs
Recruit the best possible people for your stores
Develop staff to achieve their full potential

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

Our Offer

£42,500* starting salary for a Trainee Area Manager
£46,000 rising up to £70,500 within 4 years
35 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
Company pension after 6 months
Vodafone and Circle K discounts available for all employees
Private employee medical insurance
Marriage leave, Employee Assistance Programme
Bike to Work Scheme
Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
A fully expensed company car




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