Sales Operations Manager

Lidl

From our Head Office to the shop floor and everywhere in between our primary goal is to create and deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl. 

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.

We look forward to receiving your application!

What you’ll do

  • Management of a district with line manager responsibility for all Store Managers within your district
  • Ensuring a positive and motivated work environment and smooth, effective and efficient collaboration
  • Developing, supporting and coaching of Store Managers within your district
  • Analysing and optimising stock movements
  • Completing district tours with the Sales Executive
  • Completing regular cash management checks
  • Supporting projects through analysis and provision of feedback
  • Overseeing store refurbishments, new openings and re-openings
  • Creating and implementing annual business plans for your district
  • Planning KPIs and store staffing structure for your district
  • Supporting the implementation of the company strategy in your district
  • Preparing for and participating in Area Manager meetings

What you’ll need

  • 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

What you’ll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • €74,000* starting salary for a Trainee Area Manager
  • €84,500 rising up to €114,000 after 3 years
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Company pension after 6 months
  • Circle K discounts available for all employees
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave top up, Marriage leave, Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • A fully expensed company car

Lidl is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements, we will ensure any reasonable accommodations are implemented as part of the recruitment and selection process. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religious belief, political opinion, or membership of the traveller community.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.lidl.ie.