MEET THE PROPERTY TEAM
TEAM MANAGER FOR PROPERTY ORGANISATION
"There's always a lot to do as we’re expanding at such a rate. But it’s not unmanageable...for me it’s about working in an environment that I feel comfortable in, where we work hard – yet have a laugh. "
"You have to be able to organise, prioritise and juggle."
HEAD OF PROPERTY
"I very much get involved and manage projects alongside my team, give them examples and discuss problems with them as we go. We work together."
"It is incredibly varied. One of the pros is that your knowledge-base improves at such a rapid pace. You get exposure to aspects that you may not necessarily get exposed to in other companies. You're very much involved every step of the way."
"You need confidence in your own ability and decisions and be resilient to keep going when things are tough."
"What separates us from a lot of retailers is that we are very much ‘hands-on’, creating and developing relationships directly with landowners, developers and agents."
"There isn't a typical day. There's a lot of crossover between different departments and you're involved in a lot of roll-outs nationally across the business."
"Lidl provides you with a great deal of responsibility and you get the feeling of ownership. You really feel like you’re making a difference!"
"I get involved across the entire process – from inception, to tendering and appointment, to construction and handover to the sales team"
HEAD OF PROPERTY
"Property is a series of hurdles you’ve got to overcome. You don’t get a store until they’re cleared."
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
"Things are very dynamic and decisions are made and changed, so you have to be able to react quickly to them."
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