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Area Manager

Store Hero


Regional Office {amount} miles away
Woodside Link, Houghton Road, Chalton
LU4 9TX Luton


Full Time

Experience Level

Management Experience

Employment Area


Reference Number



£48,000 - £90,000 per annum | 35 days’ holiday (pro rata) | Ongoing training | 10% in-store discount

Everyone who works at Lidl brings something unique to the table - but we also have a whole lot in common. We’re resilient, confident and willing to take on a challenge.

Just like you.

Depending on the candidates experience, we have two options for our Area Manager role entry:

  • Trainee Area Manager: £48,000 - £56,000 per annum. Training timescale expected to take 12-24 months.
  • Area Manager: £62,000 - £90,000. Multi-site experience necessary. Training timescale expected to take 6-9 months.


As a Lidl Area Manager, you’ll be one of our future leaders, helping us move into our next stage of growth. You’ll begin your journey by learning our business from the inside out, to best equip you before you embark on your new role. From stacking shelves as a Customer Assistant to leading from the shop floor as a Store Manager, we’ll make sure you’re fully immersed in all things Lidl. In no time, you'll be coordinating up to five stores and supporting your Store Managers to lead their teams, hit KPIs and deliver their best work.

In return, we’ll give you a competitive salary based on equal opportunity and pay structures, as well as a generous benefits package designed to support your well-being and life outside of Lidl.

We’re proud to be a diverse, secure and fast-growing business, and you’ll find your role to be rewarding in every sense. We'll make sure you have access to the right training and real opportunities to build your career with us. 

What you'll do

  • Regularly visit your stores to make sure things are running like clockwork, paying particular attention to efficiency, productivity and operational compliance
  • Mentor and support your Store Managers in recruiting, training and developing their teams, while improving their store performance
  • Empower your teams to achieve their KPIs and maintain our high standards
  • Confidently create an environment where your teams can do their best work, shift after shift, in accordance with our Leadership & Company Principles

What you'll need

  • A lot of past experience motivating and leading teams across multiple sites to achieve outstanding results
  • The ability to understand complex reports, how to put next steps in place and oversee the effectiveness of new initiatives
  • Drive to learn and keep up to date with the ever-changing aspects of our business
  • Effective communication skills to support your teams with new launches, concepts and processes
  • A full UK Driving License 

What you'll receive

  • 35 days holiday (pro rata)
  • Ongoing training 
  • 10% in-store discount
  • A fully expensed company car 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Plus, more of the perks you deserve

​​​​​​​If you’re ready to get stuck in, want to get more out of your career and make a real difference, find your place at Lidl and apply now.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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