£31.6k - £36.9k

Job Type

Full Time




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.

Buying Assistant - Chill/Frozen

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

Would you like to work for one of the largest growing supermarkets in the UK? Aldi is always looking forward and we are currently recruiting for our Buying Department at our Head Office in Atherstone. We’re now searching for a talented Buying Assistant to start with us in January.

Role & Responsibilities:
• 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
• Ensures that all manual and computerised bulletin procedures and files are accurate and up to date at all times, including CBIS and Point of Sale information
• Manages all due diligence, advertising and related issues for new products/specials from the point of order placement to bulletin issue
• Manages the Buying Director's diary and is aware of their movements
• Carries out general administration, word processing, data entry and filing
• Ensures that a polite and professional manner is maintained in all internal / external communications
• Contributes positively and constructively to the Buying Team

Skills & Qualifications
• A level minimum
• Ability to plan ahead to meet deadlines with a high level of personal organisation
• A self-starter with the ability to prioritise duties among multiple concurrent projects
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
• A good sense of urgency and adaptability under pressure
• Intellectually curious and takes initiative

• Degree/ Post A level qualification
• Experience in a Buying, Logistics or Trading role

• £31,600 rising in increments to £36,900 in year 5 (regional differences apply)
• 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