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Register Your Interest - National Buying Placement (Produce and Flowers)

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Job Details

Deadline: Ongoing
Start Date: July 2025
Salary: £26,000
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Retail, Purchasing and Supply, Business Management
Location: West Midlands
City: Atherstone

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Register Your Interest - National Buying Placement (Produce and Flowers)

Are you looking for a Placement where you will be in the thick of the action from the start? Here at Aldi, you will get exactly that, as you experience a year like no other. Gaining real responsibility and making an impact from day one. This is your chance to join one of the market-leading retailers and Times Top 100 employers, learning the ‘ins and outs’ of Buying.

This is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career and be inspired by a company that means more!

As a National Buying Assistant, you'll play an incredibly important role in the whole Buying process. Working closely with a Buying Director, you'll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the best deals.

That involves keeping up communication with suppliers and people across the Aldi business and making sure that every tender process is managed effectively. From ensuring we have great working relationships with our suppliers, to crunching the numbers and putting tender documents and contracts together, you'll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a product lifecycle from new product design to launch
  • Taking part in sampling sessions to ensure we are providing the best choice to our customers in the Flowers and Produce category
  • Assisting with project work
  • Reviewing competitors and benchmarking
  • Create and maintain relationships with suppliers and other stakeholders around the business
  • Pulling together large amounts of information coherently for different tasks/projects
  • Act as the product expert when wider teams have queries
  • Continually look for ways to improve efficiency in the department

On this fast-paced placement, you'll get a real insight into the buying cycle with a Top Four Retailer, and why Aldi Means More!

Please note that our Placement Programmes are for university students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, who are seeking a 12-month sandwich placement before their final year of study.

You’ll need to be working towards a 2:1 degree, have 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications), possess a driving licence and have the right to work in the UK.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: £26,000 salary
  • Holiday Allowance: With four weeks' holiday allowance, plus bank holidays, you'll be able to put your feet up and come back raring to go.
  • Future Opportunities: If, after graduating, you’re considering Aldi as a career choice – and you performed well on the placement – chances are you’ll be invited to apply for a permanent position. Your Direct Leader will need to recommend you first though.
  • Wellbeing: Colleagues have access to an online wellness portal containing information and guidance, 24/7 Employee Assistant Programme and wellbeing-related benefits.
  • Training & Support: With a dedicated mentor from day one, you'll get the support you need. And even once the programme ends, you'll get great development opportunities throughout your Aldi career.
  • Health & Lifestyle: You can also join our discounted Health Cash Plan and take advantage of gym membership discounts, discounted cinema tickets, money off holidays and more!

Application Process:

  • Online Application
  • Video Interview
  • Group Assessment
  • Final Interview 

The Placement application window may close early due to high volumes of applications; therefore, we recommend you apply soon.

About Aldi

A Placement at Aldi provides unique learning experiences from different areas within the business and fantastic rewards- it’s the perfect introduction to a career in retail. With opportunities across Retail Management, Buying, eCommerce, Global Business Coordination, IT, Supply Chain and National Projects; you’ll make the most of your skills at Aldi and continue to develop.

You’ll take on lots of responsibility quickly with whatever placement you choose, while receiving incredible support throughout. With determination and extraordinary focus, you’ll learn a lot about yourself as you tackle brand new situations and learn where your strengths lie in our fast-paced environment. We want you to go back to university feeling like you’ve made a valid contribution to a thriving global retailer - plus those who get recommended by their Direct Leader could get the chance to apply for a permanent role after Graduation!

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