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Lidl Jobs Vacancies – Manager Purchasing

Lidl GB

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Job Description:

The Manager – Purchasing (Buying) has full ownership of a product range within their given category. This role is responsible for the product quality, costing, and supplier management of their product range.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, test, and recommend new products in coordination with Purchasing Leadership
  • Review Leaflets weekly for accuracy
  • Prepare portfolio reports and propose cost saving initiatives for your product range
  • Preparing all documents required for supplier contracts, item set up, and master data maintenance
  • Approve supplier contracts
  • Train or guide the work of other team members on occasion
  • Prepare and negotiate with national suppliers in agreement with the line manager, and where applicable, International Purchasing
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Lead and coordinate purchasing projects and negotiations
  • Analyze trends in the market with a view to create strong commercial opportunities
  • Manage commercial data such as turnover, margin, and investment in price reductions
  • Full ownership of given product range including developing category strategy, supplier management, product development, negotiation, and category management
  • Ensure constant communication and consultation with suppliers
  • Ensure constant communication with International Office, Supply Chain, and Logistics teams to resolve problems
  • Conduct annual assortment analyses reviewing the market and aligning on key categorical changes (WGA) while leveraging Category Management and relevant industry data

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Ability to effectively manage negotiations and conduct category management
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with private label product development and/or national brands within grocery retail
  • Advanced knowledge in category management and/or product development
  • German language skills
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Merchandising or related field
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in related field required or successful completion of Lidl’s Junior Buyer Training Program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills

Job Details:

Company: Lidl GB

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Leeds, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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