£53.485k - £77.87k

Job Type

Full Time




ContractType: Permanent

By knowing the market inside and out, you'll help to manage the buying vision and challenge us to achieve ever-greater things.

You'll make sure we deliver on our promise to customers by helping to secure exciting products at the best price. In fact, you'll set the bar high in retailing. 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're a skilled Buyer with a great supplier network with the ability to influence and manage others.

National Buying Manager - Produce

Role: National Buying Manager - Produce
Salary: £53,485.00 rising to £77,870.00
Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 08:00-18:00
Contract: Permanent

Role Overview:
Reporting to one of our Produce Buying Directors, and leading a small team of Buying Assistants, the successful candidate will help to drive produce sales, profitability and innovation through effective leadership, analytical skills and passion for product

• Manage and foster the development of Buying Assistants
• Meeting, managing, assessing, engaging and motivating suppliers
• Have a detailed and comprehensive understanding of product range
• Display ownership for category, and actively manage through driving innovation and change promoting quality
• Produce timely and accurate business forecasts, plans and recommendations to enable targets to be met, and to make further decisions based on key drivers
• Prepare presentations for both internal and external use, taking into account market information, product performance and commercial considerations
• Identify, assess and monitor additional information/data which could be used in decision making
• Plan, prepare and carry out negotiations
• Provide assistance to the Produce Director on existing and future ranges
• Utilise the knowledge and initiative of employees, following the principles of the Aldi Management System

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

Skills & Qualifications:
• 2:1 Degree
• Maths GCSE (Minimum Grade C)
• English GCSE (Minimum Grade C)
• Vast amount of retail buying experience - produce preferable
• A good sense of urgency and adaptability under pressure
• Effective leadership, motivation and people management
• A self-starter with the ability to prioritise duties among multiple concurrent projects
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to plan ahead to meet deadlines with a high level of personal organization
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
• Strong communication skills with ability to take complex information and deliver in a simplified manner across many levels of a business
• Delivery of concise and articulate, executive-level written work
• Intellectually curious and takes initiative
• Strong problem solving capabilities and focus on solutions
• Strong commercial acumen
• Self-starter – must be productive with minimal direction
• Ability to work in a fast paced and cross functional environment
• Influential and natural leader, seeking responsibility
• Dynamic, Diligent, Consistent
• Excellent visual design sense regarding clear and accurate presentation of data

• Maths A Level
• Vast amount of Management experience

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