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Area Manager

LidlCharleville, CorkFull-time

With over 5,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

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. To find out more and even conduct a practice exercise, please feel free to visit the following website: http://getstarted.cut-e.com.

We look forward to receiving your application!

The Role

  • 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

Your Profile

  • 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 can expect

  • €65,000 rising up to €96,000 within 4 years
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Company pension after 6 months
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Initial training and ongoing development from an experienced team member
  • An exciting and diversified job
  • A fully expensed company car
  • Fast-track career opportunities

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