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Graduate Programme - Sales Organisation

With over 6,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

Training and Development

At Lidl, we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people. Structured, on-the-job training is the foundation of our approach to training, giving all our employees the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally.

As a graduate joining our business, we know you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. As the only City & Guilds/ILM Accredited Graduate Programme in Ireland, the Lidl Graduate Management Development Programme is a unique programme that is tailored for each individual graduate.

Whilst on the programme you will receive a bespoke training plan designed around your career path and current skills to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl. You will spend some time in our stores and warehouses to gain a thorough understanding of the key business areas. The programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy both personal and professional development through on-the-job training and a blended learning approach.

Throughout your training you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business. They will assist you through solid hands on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn the business from the ground up, our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Think you have what it takes to join the Lidl team?

Your Tasks

Sales Organisation

Retail Operations Graduates will gain experience in two distinct areas: Regional Sales and the Sales Organisation Department in Head Office. Regional Sales are responsible for driving turnover growth through exceptional Customer Service and standards. You will spend time working in our stores to ensure you gain an in depth experience of all of our key retail processes. From there you will shadow one of our Area Managers as they guide you through their experiences and learnings.

Their primary focus of the Sales Organisation team is to support the Regional Sales teams in the achievement of their KPIs. Sales Organisation are involved in the introduction and completion of projects that strengthen retail operations and increase our operational efficiency. While working in the department you can expect to work on exciting and varied projects that will make a difference on our shopfloors all across the country. Covering both areas of Retail Operations will ensure a bigger picture view of our business and ultimately improve your chances of success.

Your Profile

  • An expected or attained 2.1 Honours Level 8 degree
  • Full driver’s license is required
  • Flexibility to travel or relocate within Ireland is required
  • Motivation and drive
  • Strong personal skills
  • Work experience or experience abroad
  • German is an advantage but not a necessity

We Offer

  • €36,400 salary per annum
  • 20 days holiday per annum
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • City & Guilds/ILM Accredited Programme
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Responsibility for and involvement in projects with real business impact
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Bespoke training plan depending on current skills and career path
  • One-to-one coaching available from a qualified coach in the business
  • Competency assessment days to learn about your management and leadership style and how to work best with others
  • A vast array of training and development opportunities from our in-house training catalogue including Leadership Development Programmes
  • Masterclasses with renowned business experts
  • Director and graduate mentorship programme
  • While in Dublin Head Office access to the on-site gym and canteen*

Our Benefits

At Lidl we are committed to looking after you not only at work, but also in your personal life. This means that when it comes to your benefits package, we mean more than just the competitive salaries we offer. We have listed some below, but you can read about all of the various benefits we offer on our benefits page under Life at Lidl.

  • Annual leave
  • Private company health insurance
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave top up
  • Sick leave
  • Training and Development
  • Work safe. Live well programme

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