£31.6k - £36.9k

Job Type

Full Time


2 days ago


ContractType: Permanent

Working closely with your Buying Director, you'll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the very best deals.

Our buying teams – if it's possible – have to move even quicker than the rest of the business. And they have to keep ahead of our customers too: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. You'll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle, from putting together tender documents and crunching numbers, to preparing samples and reviewing market data. The proposals start with you.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. And to keep on top of that wave, our buying teams have to do something pretty special to keep our customers coming back for more.


Role: National Buying Assistant
Salary: £31,600 rising to £36,900
Contract: Permanent

Duties and responsibilities:
• Have full knowledge of products and suppliers
• Fully responsible for managing Suppliers on every operational aspect
• Manage the efficient and accurate flow of communication both internally and externally
• Actively manage their area of responsibility through driving innovation and change
• Understand complex POS/financial data and be able to analyse this on Excel
• Display ownership for the category, namely; issues, innovation, idea generation

Personal Attributes:
• Passionate
• High Energy
• Dynamic
• Exceptional levels of organization and time management
• Hard working and flexible
• Open and honest in communication
• Ability to lead and manage suppliers
• Personal interest in the category
• Commercial acumen
• Reliable

Skills & Qualifications
• Maths & English GCSE (A-C)
• Experience in Buying
• Retail background
• Computer Literate, advanced in Excel and understanding other Microsoft systems

• Accomplished in Computer skills
• Food/Non-food experience

• £31,600 rising in increments to £36,900 in year 5
• 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
• Full training provided
• Company pension after 4 years
• Company sick pay scheme
• Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
• Long service awards

About the Company



We’re bursting with pride here at Aldi. We’re one of the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket chains, and we’ve opened the doors to over 900 stores with plans to have 1,200 stores by 2025. Aldi is a multi-award-winning employer, offering one of the best working environments in the UK and competitive rates of pay in the supermarket sector. It’s a success that’s down to our ability to offer quality products at low prices. But, without the hard work and commitment of our people, it would be a very different story. We’re renowned for our competitive pay and benefits, and our fantastic training programmes. So many of our 36,000 people have fallen in love with our ethos, the way we do business, and everything we stand for.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more