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Warehouse Equipment Project Manager

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At this exciting time of rapid expansion at Lidl, we have continued to pride ourselves on not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of every customer.

Our procurement department is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and highly organised Procurement Project Manager to join their team. Working within the “Procurement Operational” team, you will deal with a range of strategic-level projects, Manage complex, large scale capex warehouse fit out projects and help develop new technologies such as automated storage systems.

Please note: this is a Project Manager position but your contractual job title would be “Consultant" in line with our internal role structures.

We have a hybrid working model for Head Office roles, ensuring you have a flexible work life balance.

What you'll do

  • Work on strategic projects with high level of autonomy and leadership as well as with high level of exposure to Board of Directors within Lidl GB
  • Autonomous project planning and management for implementation of national roll outs across all Lidl GB regional distribution centres
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers defining and implementing the category strategies, proactively managing risks and providing commercial leadership across Procurement related activities
  • Work with main business stakeholders to identify service optimisation and value improvement opportunities
  • Negotiating strategic cost savings and adding regularly value to the business
  • Budget planning for the categories of responsibility, understanding of cost categories and cost drivers, ability to extract and analyse complex sets of data
  • Lead and drive innovation
  • Ensuring adherence to best practice of Procurement processes and procedures across the business
  • Deal with a range of strategic-level projects involving key national and international stakeholders.
  • Manage complex, large scale capex warehouse fit out projects
  • Develop new technologies such as automated storage systems
  • Manage warehouse solution topics such as racking systems, conveyors systems and manual handing equipment

What you'll need

  • A self-motivated, passionate and proactive individual with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to drive projects, think outside the box and commit to a complex area
  • An excellent communicator, effective negotiator and confident presenter (able to present and propose projects/ideas to Board level employees)
  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills
  • Use insight to innovate and drive cost savings
  • Ability to create and manage a budget
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience managing warehouse solution topics such as racking systems, conveyors systems and manual handing equipment
  • Experience in managing complex, large scale capex warehouse fit out projects
  • Great Stakeholder Management
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of your time
  • Valid Drivers Licence

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 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 £42,000 to £53,000 (depending on experience) with an additional non-contractual 10% London weighting and a generous holiday allowance. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with an in-store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

We’re making the final preparations and getting ready to move into our brand new head office, Lidl House, in Tolworth. It's light, spacious and has state of the art breakout spaces, an on-site barista and gym and much more, making it the perfect place to meet colleagues and achieve your potential. We’re expecting to move at the beginning of 2022 and we can't wait for you join Lidl! We work to a hybrid model ensuring you have a flexible work life balance for those important moments in your life.

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.



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