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Procurement Graduate Programme

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*Includes 10% non-contractual London Weighting Allowance


Head Office {amount} miles away
Lidl House, 14 Kingston Road, Surbiton
KT5 9NU London


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£44,000* per annum | 30 days’ holiday (pro rata) | 10% in-store discount | Pension scheme

Everyone who works at Lidl brings something unique to the table - but we also have a whole lot in common. We’re curious, collaborative, and passionate about what we do.

Just like you.


Our Procurement department is now seeking an enthusiastic, proactive, and highly organised Graduate to join their Team. In this role you will deal with a range of detailed and interesting projects to deliver cost savings, as well as qualitative value add for internal stakeholders. You will receive on-the-job training and gain experience, along with the opportunity to quickly take on exciting new challenges.

You will be challenged to develop solutions to complex tasks in a fast-paced environment, but you will be supported every step of the way. Through a structured training programme and on-the-job exposure, you’ll learn how to become a procurement specialist over the 23-month programme. Starting on the 1st October 2024.


Please note that your application will include online exercises, designed to provide us with a more in-depth understanding of you as a potential future leader for Lidl. To find out more and even conduct a practice exercise, please feel free to visit the following website:

The process will also include a video interview and face-to-face assessment centre. Please note: Our assessment centre will take place in our Head Office in Surbiton, Surrey on the Wednesday 21st August 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application.

What you'll do

  • Project management
  • Coordinating and overseeing tender processes, negotiating, contracting and implementing service level agreements
  • Market research
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparing summaries, overviews and project status documents for senior management personnel
  • Managing and maintaining supplier relationships
  • Acting as an ambassador for Lidl when dealing with 3rd parties
  • Managing and negotiating indirect supplier contracts


What you'll need

  • A 2:2 degree or above in any discipline by September 2024 or graduated no earlier than September 2022
  • Possession of a full UK driving licence is essential for this role
  • Already live or happy to relocate within a one-hour commute of Lidl GB Headoffice, Tolworth, Surrey 
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full-time basis
  • A passion for the Procurement cycle!
  • Be a strategic, innovative thinker that can come up with tangible solutions
  • An excellent communicator, effective negotiator, and confident presenter
  • Good attention to detail and able to manage deadlines
  • Willing to travel both nationally and internationally including occasional overnight stays
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting from £44,000* with 30 days' holiday per year (pro rata) you will also get a fully expensed company car. We also recognise that different people value different benefits, based on different lifestyles and needs, which is why we offer arrange of additional benefits including but not limited to:


  • 10% in-store discount card
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 days holiday (pro rata)
  • Plus, more of the perks you deserve


*Includes 10% non-contractual London Weighting Allowance

To find out a Lidl bit more visit our benefits page to see for yourself!


 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.


Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment


Support with your application

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